11/09/2001 1:00AM

Relocated 'Skier' has mass appeal


Can lightning strike twice? Carolyn and Ron Green certainly hope so.

Last year at this time, the Greens seized the opportunity to bring Meadow Monster to stand at their Green Willow Farms in Westminster, Md. An impressively built sprinter with a solid, if not trendy, pedigree, Meadow Monster won the Grade 2 General George Stakes and nearly $500,000, and his first foals had yet to start. He was being overlooked in Florida, having bred but 21 mares in 2000, and his move to Maryland was seen as a chance to boost his popularity. It worked.

In 2001, Meadow Monster covered 95 mares, the fourth-largest book of all Maryland stallions. The Greens now look for a similar response for Appealing Skier, who has moved from Florida for the 2002 season.

Carolyn Green noted that Appealing Skier and Meadow Monster are from the same mold - they are both horses "with phenomenal speed," an attribute the market demands.

Campaigned by Eb Novak's New Farm and trained by Ben Perkins Sr., the same connections who handled Meadow Monster, Appealing Skier was on the board in 18 of his 26 starts, earning $579,610.

A three-time graded winner at 3, Appealing Skier set a track record at Turfway Park in the Grade 2 Kentucky Cup Sprint Stakes, getting six furlongs in 1:08.20. He also captured the one-mile, Grade 2 Withers Stakes and defeated Unbridled's Song in the seven-furlong Grade 2 Hutcheson Stakes.

An 8-year-old son of Baldski out of the Valid Appeal mare Jealous Appeal, Appealing Skier is a half-brother to Grade 1-winning sprinter Trippi and current 2-year-old filly Jealous Forum, who competed in this year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes, and a full brother to $651,795-earner Miss Jealski.

Appealing Skier has more of a track record at this stage than Meadow Monster a year ago, since his first runners are currently competing. And his juveniles have literally burst from the gate, with eight winners from 10 starters, six winning their first time out.

"He's had very limited opportunity with average mares," said Carolyn Green of Appealing Skier's first crop of 20 foals, "yet his runners are doing great." Meadow Monster also has had a good first season, siring eight winners, including Haunted Lass, victress of the Everget Stakes at Delaware Park and second in Grade 3 Sorority. Both stallions will stand the 2002 breeding season for $3,500.

Carolyn Green describes Appealing Skier as "equally as good-looking as Meadow Monster," who impressed many at a stallion showing at the farm last fall. Appealing Skier will be showcased at the farm's stallion showing on Nov. 25, which is open to the public; the Greens only request that visitors call the farm in advance.

Country Life most prolific farm

Three stallions standing at Country Life Farm in Bel Air, Md., topped the state by number of mares bred, according to The Jockey Club's recently released figures. Current leading sire Allen's Prospect led in this department as well, breeding 126 mares, followed by second-year stallion Malibu Moon, who covered 112. The top freshman sire was Unbridled Jet, with 104.