06/12/2005 11:00PM

Slew Motion a single in pick six carryover


ELMONT, N.Y. - With the Belmont Stakes complete, the countdown to Saratoga begins. There are six weeks remaining in the Belmont spring/summer meet, 30 days of racing before the New York racing community heads upstate.

Several highlights remain in the final six weeks at Belmont, none on Wednesday's nine-race card, which drew only 72 horses. Entries figure to be light this week, coming off a strong Belmont week in which 49 flat races were carded. A limited number of runners Wednesday could bode well for pick-six players chasing a $44,899 carryover.

A universal single in the sequence is likely in the eighth race, when Slew Motion looms a 1-5 favorite against four rivals in the $60,000 Dancin Renee, an overnight stakes for New York-bred 3-year-old fillies at 6 1/2 furlongs.

won 2 of her first 3 starts when racing in northern California for trainer Greg Gilchrist. The International Equine Association Holding Stables purchased her privately and shipped her to trainer Richard Dutrow Jr.

After showing speed and fading in the Dearly Precious Stakes, Slew Motion whipped New York-breds by 6 1/2 lengths in a second-level allowance race. From that race, Slew Motion finished a good second in the Grade 2 Nassau County Stakes, after being caught by fellow New York-bred Seeking the Ante.

Following the Nassau County, Slew Motion was shipped to train up at Saratoga, where she has had workouts over the Oklahoma training track. IEAH entered her in the Twist Afleet Stakes here on May 29, but scratched when that race came up too tough.

"The idea was to look for a spot to get her a win," said Mike Sherack, the vice-president of investor relations for IEAH. "This race came up, and we couldn't have written a nicer race ourselves."

Sherack said he hopes this race serves as a prep for either the $250,000 Prioress Stakes here or $300,000 Azalea Breeders' Cup. Both races are on July 9. Juan Rodriguez, who is overseeing Dutrow's New York operation while Dutrow serves a suspension, will saddle.

In addition to being the best horse in the field, Slew Motion is also the main speed. Edgar Prado rides from post 3.

comes off an entry-level win against statebreds, but drifted out badly in the stretch while doing it. She cuts back a sixteenth of a mile, and shows a bullet work for trainer Allen Jerkens.

Sweet Nobility, What's Your Point, and Speed Bag complete the field.