06/23/2005 12:00AM

Silver Moose back on turf


OCEANPORT, N.J. - Trainer Eddie Broome puts Silver Moose back on the turf for the $55,000 Gilded Times Stakes Saturday at Monmouth Park.

Broome claimed Silver Moose for $30,000 on March 14 at Gulfstream Park. Silver Moose promptly won his first start for the new barn in a five-furlong grass allowance race.

Broome raised the bar in the next start, the Select Stakes on the main track at Monmouth. Silver Moose didn't break well and finished fourth.

"He doesn't really want the dirt," Broome said. "He got out of the gate bad that day, too. He wants to get back on the turf."

The return to grass puts in a hotly competitive five-furlong dash for 3-year-olds.

Trainer Henry Carroll entered a pair: Clemson You and Sounds Impossible. Each will make his turf debut and both are sons of Smoke Glacken, Carroll's champion sprinter in 1997.

Both worked three furlongs on the Monmouth turf on Wednesday. Sounds Impossible went in 38.20 seconds; Clemson You was clocked in 39.20 seconds.

makes only his fourth start and the first this year. He showed potential as a juvenile last year with a win and two seconds. His last race was a runner-up finish in the Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in December.

"I was really high on him last year." Carroll said. "He came out of the last race with a minor injury. It's a little bit ambitious starting off in a stakes. Rather than drill him, we'll give him a chance to show if he can handle it or not. The distance might help him coming off the layoff."

won last time out, running for a $40,000 claiming tag.

Meanwhile, the $65,000 West Long Branch Stakes on Saturday runs smack up against the $100,000 My Juliet Stakes that same day at Philadelphia Park. Both are six-furlong races for fillies and mares.

Four horses in the West Long Branch - Travelator, She Is Raging, Umpateedle, and Spring Rush - were entered in both. Travelator and She Is Raging both come out of the off-the-turf Candy Eclair Stakes at Monmouth on June 4.

Travelator, the 9-5 favorite that day, rallied on the outside to win by three-quarters of a length.

She Is Raging got away slowly and rallied for third, 6 1/2 lengths back.