10/18/2006 11:00PM

Shining Energy may face males in BC Mile


ARCADIA, Calif. - Shining Energy, the winner of the Grade 1 Gamely Breeders' Cup Handicap at Hollywood Park in May, may take on the males in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4, trainer Julio Canani said on Thursday.

Canani said Shining Energy's participation in the Mile depends on how she works over the weekend at Santa Anita. Pre-entry payments are due Monday for Breeders' Cup hopefuls.

"She'll work on Sunday and then we'll decide," Canani said.

Owned by the Lanni Family Trust and Bernie Schiappa, Shining Energy has been beaten in her last two starts, finishing sixth in the CashCall Mile at Hollywood Park in July and fourth in the Grade 2 Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap at Del Mar last month.

'Berries' has benefit of experience

The limited stakes experience that Berriestoheaven earned in the Barretts Debutante at Fairplex Park last month may be a benefit in Saturday's $65,000 Anoakia Stakes.

Berriestoheaven finished fourth in the Barretts Debutante, seven lengths behind the winner, Quick Little Miss. Berriestoheaven was the 3-1 second choice, and raced within two lengths of the lead before fading through the stretch. Trainer Paddy Gallagher said the tight turns at Fairplex Park did not suit Berriestoheaven.

"She didn't handle the turns very well, but she came out of the race in good shape," he said.

In Saturday's Anoakia, at six furlongs for 2-year-old fillies, Berriestoheaven has five rivals, none of whom has started in a stakes. The only other filly to start against winners is Macadamia, who was third in an allowance race on turf at Golden Gate Field s on Sept. 9.

Three of the entrants - Daisy's Tribe, Sego Lily, and Tizthen - beat maidens in their last starts.

Sego Lily won a five-furlong maiden race at Golden Gate Fields on Sept. 9 in her career debut. Trained by Keith Bennett, she won that race by three lengths.

Tizthen has a win over the track, in a six-furlong maiden race on Oct. 1. She raced near the front throughout that race, and is expected to be near the lead in the Anoakia.

Pure as Gold out with knee chips

Pure as Gold, the winner of the Grade 1 Bing Crosby Handicap at Del Mar in July, has been diagnosed with bone chips in a knee and will not race again until next summer, trainer Jack Carava said Thursday.

Pure as Gold finished fourth in the Grade 1 Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Stakes on Oct. 7. The injury was detected after that race, Carava said.

"We're just cleaning him up," Carava said. "It was a matter of doing right by him. We noticed it after the last race. He didn't run as well as we thought he would."

Carava said that Pure as Gold will undergo surgery later this month.

Siren Lure drills for BC Sprint

Siren Lure, a leading candidate for the Breeders' Cup Sprint, worked a half-mile in 47.20 seconds at Hollywood Park on Thursday. The time was the second-fastest of 36 recorded works at the distance.

Trained by Art Sherman, Siren Lure has won his last three starts, including the Grade 2 Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap at Del Mar in August. He will be ridden by Alex Solis in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

Tracks to run live between BC races

Hollywood Park and Bay Meadows will run races between the Breeders' Cup races next month, a move designed to keep fans occupied, Hollywood officials said Wednesday.

With 40 to 45 minutes between Breeders' Cup races, Hollywood Park and Bay Meadows will alternate holding a race in between the Breeders' Cup events. As a result, California racing fans will have a live or Breeders' Cup race to watch in 20- to 25-minute intervals that day.

The simulcast of the first Breeders' Cup race, the Juvenile, will be run at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, followed by the first Hollywood Park race at 10:30. The simulcast of the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf is set for 10:55, followed by the first race from Bay Meadows at 11:20, the simulcast of the BC Sprint at 11:35, and the second race at Hollywood Park at 11:55.

The last Breeders' Cup race is the Classic at 2:20 p.m. Hollywood Park and Bay Meadows will alternate running live races at 15-minute intervals beginning at 2:45 p.m., continuing until Bay Meadows runs its ninth race at 5:30. Hollywood Park will have a nine-race program on Nov. 4.

A similar schedule has been in place in the past at Bay Meadows, but not at Hollywood Park, which has not operated a meeting on Breeders' Cup day in recent years.

"The Breeders' Cup has more time between races than they used to have," said Jack Liebau, president of Bay Meadows and Hollywood. "We'll try to fill some of that dead time."