04/27/2006 11:00PM

Several options for Brownie Points

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Thanks to her versatility, Brownie Points is being considered for stakes on dirt and turf at Lone Star and Prairie Meadows.

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Brownie Points is one of the most accomplished 3-year-old fillies at Lone Star Park, and as a stakes winner on dirt and turf there are two major races here for which she is being considered. She also has options at Prairie Meadows.

Brownie Points was third last out in the Grade 2, $250,000 Fantasy at Oaklawn Park. She also won the $50,000 Martha Washington at that track in February, and last fall as a 2-year-old won the $40,000 Cimarron on turf at Remington Park.

Donnie Von Hemel, who trains Brownie Points for Pin Oak Stable, said the Lone Star options for the filly are the $100,000 Stonerside at seven furlongs May 29, and the $75,000 Lone Star Oaks at 1 1/16 miles on turf July 1. The races at Prairie are the $50,000 Panthers at one mile June 9, and the Grade 3, $200,000 Iowa Oaks at 1 1/16 miles June 30. Pin Oak won the Iowa Oaks last year with Whimsy.

"I would imagine it will be some combination of a couple of those races," said Von Hemel.

Brownie Points is a daughter of Forest Wildcat.

Waupaca, one of the older stakes winners in Von Hemel's barn, is eyeing the Grade 3, $200,000 Dallas Turf Cup at Lone Star on June 17. Before then, Von Hemel is pointing him for the $40,000 Connecting Terms, an overnight stakes here May 20, which he won in 2005.

Waupaca was scratched out of a recent allowance at Lone Star when it came off the turf because of inclement weather. He is a five-time stakes winner who has earned $409,275, and races for Wayne Sanders.

Options for Sweetening

Sweetening, a promising 3-year-old who had been under consideration for the $75,000 Grand Prairie Turf here Saturday, passed on the race and is being considered for a couple of other stakes, said Joe Duhon, who trains the colt for James H. Stone.

"It was a little quick back," Duhon said. "We're looking at our options."

Duhon said Sweetening has been nominated to the $100,000 Sir Barton at Pimlico on May 20. There are also plans to nominate him to both the Grade 3, $300,000 Lone Star Derby at Lone Star on May 13, as well as the $150,000 Pin Oak Stud USA on turf at Lone Star on May 29.

In his most recent start, Sweetening ran a bang-up second in the $100,000 Northern Spur at Oaklawn on April 15. He broke from post 11 and set a quick pace in the one-mile race, finishing a half-length behind Admiral's Arch.

"The horse just showed a lot of courage," said Duhon. "I've had more people tell me that he ran a good race when he ran second than he did when he won. Everybody was impressed."

One start prior, Sweetening was third to More Than Regal in the $50,000 Sportsman's Paradise at Evangeline.

Stakes next for Just Jonesin

The 2-year-old Just Jonesin turned in a big effort Thursday night when he won his debut in a 4 1/2-furlong race from post 11. He won by 3 1/4 lengths, and could make his next start in the $125,000 Staunch Avenger division of the Texas Stallion Stakes here July 8, said his trainer, Allen Milligan.

The colt is also eligible for a $100,000 division of the Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity here June 10. Milligan said the options will be discussed with owner Bobby Beck.

Just Jonesin is by Seneca Jones and his dam, Nealton Cat, is a half-sister to the quick Approach, winner of the Grade 3 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap.

* My Misty Princess, who was second by a head in the $75,000 Irving Distaff, will move back to the allowance ranks Sunday in the seventh, a one-mile turf allowance for fillies and mares. Also in the field is High Pioneer.