01/06/2009 1:00AM

Seventh Street tries two turns


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Seventh Street has already proven to be a useful sprinter. Thursday, she'll be given a chance to prove she can be more than that when she attempts two turns for the first time in a $48,000 second-level allowance race at Aqueduct.

Seventh Street will meet five rivals in the one-mile race over the inner track.

"She's run very well short; we want to try her long now because it could open all kinds of doors this summer," said Art Magnuson, assistant to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. "If it doesn't work now, we'll sprint her the rest of her life."

Since returning from an injury after her third-place debut last January at Gulfstream Park, Seventh Street has won a maiden race by four lengths and a first-level allowance race by 8 1/4 lengths. Both races, run over Aqueduct's main track, were in the mud, which could be the case Thursday depending on how much of the forecast rain falls Wednesday.

In her maiden win, Seventh Street came from off the pace under Alan Garcia. In her allowance win, Seventh Street led every step of the way under Rajiv Maragh, who is back aboard Thursday.

"Alan Garcia and Rajiv Maragh both have said don't worry about trying her long," Magnuson said.

Seventh Street, a 4-year-old daughter of Street Cry out of the multiple-stakes-winning mare Holiday Runner, was purchased for $1 million by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stable at a Fasig-Tipton 2-year-old in training sale. She didn't make it to the races until last January when she finished third as the 3-5 favorite in a seven-horse field.

In subsequent training, according to Magnuson, Seventh Street bruised her withers and was sent to the farm to recover.

Of her five rivals, Lucky Revival may stand the best chance at an upset. Two starts back, Lucky Revival won a $35,000 claiming race by six lengths over Aqueduct's main track. Last out, she chased a hot pace and backed up to fifth in a stakes race at Philadelphia Park. Lucky Revival is one of two in here being offered for the optional claiming tag of $50,000.

Burning Calories, Sneaky Girl, In Command, and Morning Glory complete the field.

The only other allowance race on Thursday's card is a New York-bred first-level race going a mile. In a race where a fresh face may be the way to go, Beam of Love deserves a look as she makes her second start off a 13-month layoff for trainer Gary Contessa. Linda's Kisses, Linda's Baby, and Dynamite Jewel are other contenders in this field.