04/18/2005 11:00PM

Red-hot Autrey saddles four


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Trainer Cody Autrey looks to continue his hot streak at Lone Star Park on Thursday night with Good Humor Gal, who should be favored in the seventh race, an entry-level allowance on the turf.

is one of four horses Autrey will start on the card, and each is capable of adding to the 4-for-9 record Autrey compiled over the first week of racing at Lone Star.

Of Autrey's five horses who didn't win in the first week of the meet, four of them ran second and one third.

Good Humor Gal drew post 2 for the allowance, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for fillies and mares with a 27,500 purse. She adds blinkers, and is moving back to the grass following a strong second-place finish in a one-mile entry-level allowance on dirt at Fair Grounds on March 13.

In that race, Good Humor Gal raced closer to the pace than she had in her last couple of starts. With four strong works since then she appears to be sitting on a solid race.

Glen Murphy will ride Good Humor Girl, a 4-year-old by Distorted Humor who races for Mike Moore.

invades from Fair Grounds, where in her last start she was fifth to Rue des Reves, who was scheduled to go for her fifth straight win in Wednesday night's eighth race at Lone Star. Among other threats to Good Humor Gal are the comebackers Provobay and City Zoom.

Autrey's parade of starters begins in the first race, a conditioned claiming sprint, with Kiss the Groom. A possible favorite, Kiss the Groom has been racing at two turns and sharpened up for this cutback to one turn by drilling five furlongs in 58.40 seconds April 9. He will be ridden by Jeremy Beasley.

In the second race, a maiden claimer, Autrey will saddle Wishin Magician, a son of Awesome Again and the mare Magical Maiden, who was a Grade 1 winner. Wishin Magician is a half-brother to the Grade 1-placed Miss Houdini. He will add Lasix on Thursday, and Cliff Berry will ride.

Berry also has the mount on Autrey's starter in the sixth, Stormy Ruler. Stormy Ruler drops into this conditioned claimer for 3-year-old fillies from an entry-level allowance, and owns competitive Beyer Speed Figures.

* I'm A Royal Pain bids for her fourth straight win in the eighth race Thursday night, a two-other-than allowance for Texas-bred fillies and mares over six furlongs. The purse is $28,500.