12/15/2010 3:42PM

Shine Upon aims to stay perfect at Big A

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Barbara D. Livingston
My Dinah (left), beating Meese Rocks by a head at Saratoga in July, will take on Shine Upon in the Jena Jena.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Shine Upon, who has won all four of her starts at Aqueduct while shuttling between the barns of Jimmy Jerkens and Mike Hushion, makes the drive for five in Friday’s $60,000 Jena Jena overnight stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares at a mile and 70 yards.

Shine Upon won her debut for Jerkens at last year’s fall meet and won twice more for Mike Hushion last winter, including the Dreamy Mimi against open company. Sidelined for four months after that race, she returned for Jerkens and lost four in a row at Belmont and Saratoga but got back in the win column at the Big A against open second-level allowance milers last time out.

Shine Upon breezed six furlongs last week for Jerkens, who went 3-1-0 with five starters during the first two weeks on the inner dirt.

Big Brownie, who produced a career-best effort to win the Staten Island division of the New York Stallion in her first start for Leah Gyarmati, appeared to be the most formidable opponent for Shine Upon, but the 4-year-old Wheelaway filly spiked a fever after a bullet half-mile workout Tuesday and will be scratched.

“She’s got a real high temperature and won’t be able to run,” a disappointed Gyarmati said. “It stinks.”

My Dinah, idle since a wide trip in the Grade 3 Turnback the Alarm on closing weekend at Belmont, returns for Kathleen Feron after a bullet work over the inner track last week.

Cody Samora, back quickly after giving way in the slop Sunday, inherits the inside post from Big Brownie; she is 3 for 3 when able to get the lead.

Fivefifteen, Karakorum Fugitive, Ouchy Night, and Spa City Princess complete the lineup.

Field of eight for Gravesend

Eight sprinters, including the Repole Stable entry of Driven by Success and the just-claimed Calibrachoa, entered Saturday’s 52nd running of the $65,000 Gravesend at six furlongs.

From the rail out, the field is: Driven by Success, Ravalo, Endless Circle, Calibrachoa, Ju Jitsu Jax, Footcandles, Jack On the Rocks, and Mesa Sunrise.

Endless Circle, who captured the Fall Highweight to give Rudy Rodriguez his first graded stakes win as a trainer, shoots for his ninth win of the year. Under the allowance conditions, he is co-highweight at 123 pounds with Ravalo, who can surpass $1 million in earnings with a win.