10/16/2001 12:00AM

Shesastonecoldfox sold


ELMONT, N.Y. - The deal to sell a half-interest in Shesastonecoldfox, which appeared dead on Monday, was brought back to life and finalized on Tuesday.

After meeting with Art Preston, of Prestonwood Farms, face-to-face on Monday, Debbie and Dennis Petrisak finally worked out an agreement to sell half-interest in their undefeated New York-bred juvenile filly to Prestonwood Farms. She passed a veterinarian's examination on Tuesday morning following a workout and the sale was officially announced that afternoon. Financial terms of the sale were not released.

Shesastonecoldfox will run in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on Oct. 27 with both the Petrisaks - who race under the name Langpap Stables - and Prestonwood Farms listed as owner. She will run in the silks of Langpap Stables. Mike Ferraro will remain the trainer.

"We spent quite a lot of time with Art Preston on Monday, and he is truly a gentlemen," Dennis Petrisak said Tuesday. "I'm pleased to be associated with him."

Preston, who has been in New York since Sunday, said of the Petrisaks: "They're very nice people. We had a bad beginning, but it ended up well."

Preston watched Tuesday as Shesastonecoldfox breezed five furlongs in 1:00.24 under exercise rider P.J. Lydon.

"She's very athletic, she handles everything very well," Preston said. "She's put together very well; everything fits."

Shesastonecoldfox is 4 for 4, having defeated New York-breds in all four starts. She had a problem with an ulcer in her throat, but she scoped clean following Tuesday's workout.

"That whole throat thing is pretty much gone," Ferraro said. "Right now everything is very, very good. I don't know if it's Breeders' Cup fever, but I'm feeling a little more optimistic every day."

Metatron to miss Cup Juvenile

Metatron, the third-place finisher in the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity, who was preparing for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, came down with a temperature and colic and will not make the race, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said.

Metatron has been at the New Bolton Clinic outside Philadelphia since last weekend and was to remain there through Friday, Hollendorfer said.

"He's almost totally recovered now," Hollendorfer said Tuesday.

Metatron has one win in five starts. He finished second to Came Home in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship and second behind Officer in the Best Pal.