07/27/2004 11:00PM

Retama Park track report


Topango returned to her Retama Park base Sunday after another successful invasion of Louisiana Downs. She won the $50,000 Senorita Stakes Saturday and earlier in the meet captured the $50,000 Chapel Belle Stakes.

She could return to Louisiana Downs and run on the Super Derby undercard Sept. 25.

"We're thinking about the DeBartolo," said John Locke, who trains Topango for HSB Racing.

The Marie P. DeBartolo Oaks will be run over 1 1/16 miles on turf and carries a purse of $75,000.

Topango has won five of her six turf starts, with her lone defeat coming July 4, when she finished second by a neck to America America in the $100,000 Lone Star Oaks.

Topango's turf career took off last year at Retama, where she won a turf allowance at the track, as well as its $100,000 La Senorita.

* This year, the La Senorita will be sponsored by M2 Technology. Based in San Antonio, M2 Technology is the second sponsor to join in support of one of the meet's signature races.

Ketel One sponsored last year's $100,000 El Joven and will do so again this year, when the race is run on the same card as the La Senorita on Sept. 4.

* Expect Will and Berdelia, both of whom swept their division's 2-year-old stakes during the recent Lone Star meet, are pointing for the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes series at Retama, trainer Steve Asmussen said.

Both divisions of the race - one for colts and the other for fillies - will be run Sept. 18.