05/09/2002 11:00PM

See How She Runs travels to Woodbine for stakes


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - See How She Runs, the Grade 2 Fantasy winner who is unbeaten in four career starts, shipped to Woodbine Race Course on Friday for the Grade 1, $250,000 Selene Stakes.

The 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds fillies is to be run May 20.

See How She Runs went from maiden winner to graded stakes winner in a matter of months, with all of her victories coming at Oaklawn Park between January and April. She has since worked twice at her summer base, Lone Star Park, and in her most recent breeze traveled five furlongs in 1:00.20 on May 4.

"Both of her works here were just what you would want," said Donnie Von Hemel, who trains See How She Runs.

See How She Runs was flown from Lone Star to Lexington, Ky., on Thursday, was to spend the night at the farm of her owner, Pin Oak Stable, and was then to be vanned to Toronto on Friday. She will be the first Woodbine starter for Von Hemel since 1989, when he sent out Clever Trevor to finish fourth in the Molson Million.

See How She Runs defeated Lake Lady and Chamrousse in her last start, winning the Fantasy by three-quarters of a length on April 12. She is to be ridden in the Selene by Lone Star regular Don Pettinger.

Joyful Tune to go on turf in Beck Auto

Joyful Tune, who set a track record for five furlongs when he won an allowance race last Sunday in 56.25 seconds, is being pointed for the $100,000 Beck Auto Group Turf Sprint on May 27, said his trainer, Cole Norman.

The Beck Auto will be the first turf start for Joyful Tune. "He's got some pedigree for turf, and I like the five-eighths," said Norman.

Joyful Tune is one of several horses Norman plans to run May 27 on Lone Star Million Day, a series of seven stakes worth $1 million. The program is anchored by the Grade 3, $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap, and Norman expects to start Unrullah Bull in the 1 1/16-mile race. In his last start, Unrullah Bull won the Grade 3, $300,000 Texas Mile.

On the undercard, Norman plans to start Mysia Jo, a recent turf allowance winner, in the $200,000 WinStar Distaff, and Southern Tour in the $100,000 Valid Expectations. Dancing Dreams, a multiple stakes winner at 2 last year, could make her comeback in the $50,000 JEH Stallion Stakes.

Norman said Beau's Town, who has won his last six races, also is under consideration for the Beck Auto.

More time off for Mr Ross

Mr Ross, the popular millionaire who skipped last month's Grade 3 Texas Mile because he had some filling in his left leg, is also going to pass up the Lone Star Park Handicap.

"He's 90 percent better than he was two weeks ago," said Von Hemel, who wants to give Mr Ross, who is 7, more time to regroup. Von Hemel hopes Mr Ross can return to action in the late summer or fall.

Mr Ross has won 17 races and $1,070,016.

Gracie's Dancer heads feature

Gracie's Dancer, fourth last out in a fast allowance that produced return winner Joyful Tune, meets six others in Sunday's ninth race. The six-furlong allowance is worth $36,000, and also features the comebacks of stakes winners The Gray Eagle, Lightening Ball, and Forest Valley.

Gracie's Dancer has been knocking heads with stakes winners in his last two starts. He finished a good fourth to Boots on Sunday in his most recent out, a race that went in 1:09.40, and before that was beaten a neck by Abajo. Trainer Andrew Leggio has given the mount to Corey Lanerie.