09/04/2002 12:00AM

Sea Bloom may go back to dirt


Sea Bloom, who mastered two turns and turf in her first attempt last Saturday when she won the $100,000 La Senorita at Retama Park near San Antonio, could return to dirt for her next start in the Grade 3, $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie at Arlington Park on Sept. 28.

She also is under consideration for the $100,000-added Green River Stakes on turf at Keeneland on Oct. 24.

"We're looking at one of those two spots," said Sam David Jr., who trains Sea Bloom. "She's handled dirt, and now turf, and that will be a big advantage for us down the road."

The versatile Sea Bloom won her maiden at 4 1/2 furlongs on dirt in April, and placed second in a main track sprint stakes, the $100,000 Silver Spur Breeders' Cup, in July. A daughter of Sea Hero, Sea Bloom will join David's string at Arlington Park in the next few days.

David's other 2-year-old stakes winner, Hadif's Allstar, is based at Louisiana Downs and is likely to make her next start there in the $25,000-added Friendship Stakes for fillies on Sept. 15. "She will probably be supplemented," said David.

Last month, Hadif's Allstar won the $40,000 Pioneer at Louisiana Downs.

Turf the choice for Zydeco Affair

Zydeco Affair, who remained perfect in two turf starts Saturday night when he upset stakes winner Leo's Last Hurrahy in the $100,000 El Joven at Retama Park, will likely start next in one of three turf stakes: the $75,000 Manila at Arlington Park on Oct. 12; the $100,000-added Hopemont at Keeneland on Oct. 25; or the $75,000-added Pilgrim Stakes at Aqueduct on Oct. 27.

Trainer Tony Richey said he wants to keep the colt on turf. "We bought him thinking he would be a nice grass horse," he said.

Mr Ross headed to DeBartolo

Mr Ross, who won the $30,000 Silver Bullet Centennial at Remington Park on Monday in his first start since April, will stretch back out around two turns at Remington on Sept. 29 in the $150,000 DeBartolo Memorial Breeders' Cup Turf, according to trainer Donnie Von Hemel.

Mr Ross set fast fractions in the Silver Bullet, and went on to win the seven-furlong race by two lengths. The race was a rare appearance around one turn for the 7-year-old Mr Ross, who will be making just his sixth career start on turf in the DeBartolo.

Rebridled: Better late than . . .

Rebridled, an 8-year-old gelding who has placed second or third in 11 stakes during his career, broke through with his first stakes win Monday in the $50,000 Barksdale Handicap at Louisiana Downs.

Earlier in his career, Rebridled had won the 2000 running of the $75,000 Ark-La-Tex, but was disqualified for interference and placed second.

"He was long overdue," said trainer John Fister. "He tries so hard all the time. It was nice to see him come through."

Fister said Rebridled would start next in either the $100,000 Louisiana Downs Handicap on Sept. 22, or in the DeBartolo. Later this season, Fister wants to race Rebridled in Florida-bred company in either the $200,000 Carl G. Rose Classic on dirt, or the $150,000 Bonnie Heath on turf, Both races are at Calder on Nov. 16.

Rebridled has won 12 races and $489,990.

'Nasty' to different DeBartolo

Sheza Nasty Lady, who wired the field in the $50,000 Lyrique Handicap for 3-year-old fillies last Sunday at Louisiana Downs, will make her next start on the Super Derby undercard Sept. 21 in the $50,000 Marie P. DeBartolo Oaks.

The timing could not be better, said trainer Troy Young.

"My filly doesn't handle the heat real well, but in three weeks there should be a break in the weather, and that's a plus in our favor," said Young.

Pettinger five from 3,000

Jockey Don Pettinger was five wins away from career victory 3,000 heading into the races Friday. Pettinger is based at Remington, where he ranks as the track's all-time winningest rider, and was named on three horses there Friday.

He is scheduled to be at Louisiana Downs on Saturday to ride leading contender Bien Nicole in the $150,000 River Cities Breeders' Cup.

* Next race plans for Comic Truth, who won his second straight stakes Monday night when he romped by more than 13 lengths in the $50,000 Lafayette at Evangeline Downs, are still being decided, said trainer Cole Norman.