05/03/2002 12:00AM

Reinstedler to seek repeat win


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Trainer Anthony Reinstedler, who won the $500,000 Lone Star Derby last year with Percy Hope will try and make it two in a row Saturday with the late-running Peekskill.

A full field is expected for the 1 1/8-mile race, which will be run for the first time as a Grade 3.

Peekskill is a closer, and Reinstedler is hopeful that the Lone Star Derby will provide the hot pace the colt needs to fuel his late run.

"It looks like the way the race is coming up, it gives us a legitimate chance," he said.

Peekskill used his closing kick to finish third to Harlan's Holiday two starts back in the Grade 1 Florida Derby on March 16. In his most recent start, he finished fifth behind the front-running War Emblem in the Grade 2 Illinois Derby on April 6.

"They went wire to wire in that race and didn't come back at all," said Reinstedler. "He came out of the race in good order, and has trained well at Churchill."

Reinstedler, who is still firming up details on a rider for Peekskill, said the colt is scheduled to fly to Texas on Wednesday.

St. Julien on Screen Idol

Jockey Marlon St. Julien, who is tied atop the Lone Star standings with Roman Chapa, has picked up the mount on Screen Idol for the Lone Star Derby. In his last start, the colt won the $75,000 Northern Spur at Oaklawn under Anthony Lovato, who also rides Lone Star Derby probable Bay Monster.

"Marlon rode horses for me on and off over the years," said Bret Thomas, who trains Screen Idol. "He rode Zarb's Magic a couple of times and I think he fits this colt extremely well."

Screen Idol had his final prep for the Lone Star Derby on Wednesday, working six furlongs at his Louisiana Downs base in 1:12, according to Thomas. The colt's other career stakes win came in January in the $75,000 Crescent City Derby.

Another good 2-year-old for Gaston

Almost every spring at Lone Star, trainer Jim Gaston comes up with a promising 2-year-old. His latest is Lonely Concorde, who won his maiden in hand Wednesday night under Ron Ardoin.

A late payment has been made to make the colt eligible for the colts and geldings division of the $150,000 Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity on June 8, and as a result, his next start will come during trials for the race May 23.

"He's one of our better 2-year-olds," said Gaston. "He has all the tools. He has a great mental attitude and a beautiful stride on him. He's a big, gorgeous individual."

Gaston's other top 2-year-olds to race at Lone Star in the past include Picture I.D., who won the colts and geldings division of the $195,585 TTA Sales Futurity and the $175,000 Middleground Stakes in 1999; and Came Unwound, who won the fillies division of the $239,475 TTA Sales Futurity in 1997.

Lonely Concorde is a son of Concorde's Tune, sire of fast regional stakes winner Joyful Tune.

Prep for $100,000 Beck Auto

Joyful Tune, who was caught late last out by Boots on Sunday in a quick allowance, makes his turf debut in the eighth race Sunday, a five-furlong race that serves as a prep for the $100,000 Beck Auto Group Turf Sprint on May 27.

Vinnie's Boy, who won the Turf Sprint last year, is also in Sunday. A closer, he will have to catch Joyful Tune.

* Chapa will begin a 10-day suspension for careless riding on Tuesday. The suspension runs through May 16.