07/13/2007 12:00AM

Smitty's Sunshine back to Calder?


Smitty's Sunshine will be shooting for her seventh consecutive win in her next start, and it could come at Calder Race Course, said her trainer, Morris Nicks.

Based at Louisiana Downs, the filly was flown to Miami earlier this month and won the $100,000 Distaff Turf Sprint July 7 during the Summit of Speed at Calder. The next option for her is the $250,000 Distaff Turf Sprint Championship at five furlongs at Calder on Aug. 11.

Smitty's Sunshine has not lost a turf sprint in five such starts. The Distaff was her fifth straight stakes win, following victories in the Pent Up Kiss at Churchill Downs in November, the Leggio Memorial and Bienville this spring at Fair Grounds, and the Mamzelle at Churchill in May.

The Distaff Turf Sprint was run on a sloppy main track, and Smitty's Sunshine won by a head.

"I think we got lucky to get that one," said Nicks. "She didn't handle [the off track] too well. She was just guts."

Smitty's Sunshine got her first win last June at Louisiana Downs. She is a Louisiana-bred daughter of Seeking a Home.

Erroneous I.D. meets Alpha Capo

Erroneous I.D. ran the best race of his career in the $50,000 Sport City Handicap at 1 1/16 miles on turf at Louisiana Downs last September, and he will return to that distance in the second race Sunday. The $50,000 optional claimer drew a competitive field that includes Alpha Capo, who just missed winning an $80,000 optional claimer last out at Churchill.

Erroneous I.D. is moving back to the overnight stakes ranks after finishing third by a half-length in the $50,000 Barksdale Handicap here June 23. The winner of the race, Middleweight, was to run back Saturday at Louisiana Downs in the $125,000 Tiznow Breeders' Cup.

Erroneous I.D. has worked an easy half-mile since his last start. He could be sitting on a peak race in his third start off a layoff. Trainer Patrick Mouton has given the mount to Don Simington.

Alpha Capo won a $50,000 claiming race at Churchill on April 28, then ran second in two $80,000 optional claimers there. He is trained by Cecil Borel, who has given the mount to Todd Dupuis.

Sunday's race should produce starters for the $75,000 Concern, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for 3-year-olds and up at Louisiana Downs Aug. 18.

Grand Facile, Huckie retired

Grand Facile and Huckie, two stakes-winning Louisiana-breds, have both been retired, said their trainer, James Hodges. Grand Facile was retired last month with a suspensory injury. Of her six wins, four came in stakes, among them the $52,000 Delicada over open company at Louisiana Downs last October.

"She was a wonderful, wonderful filly," said Hodges.

Grand Facile, a 4-year-old by Zuppardo's Prince, earned $310,660. She raced for Southern Legacy Thoroughbreds.

Huckie won two stakes, including the $100,000 Louisiana Lassie during the Louisiana Champions Day program at Fair Grounds last December. She last raced on March 24, running fifth in the $100,000 Crescent City Oaks at Fair Grounds. Huckie was retired with a knee injury. Hodges said she was to be bred to Sky Classic. Huckie raced for Stacey Moak.

Calhoun gets 1,000th win

Trainer Bret Calhoun won the 1,000th race of his career on Thursday, when he sent out first-time starter Timely Reflection ($5.80) to victory in a maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies.

Calhoun was honored in the winner's circle. His first winner came on April 22, 1994 at the now-shuttered Trinity Meadows near Fort Worth, Texas.

* There were two triple-digit winners here Thursday. Both came on turf. Rocky Mound won the fifth race, a maiden claimer, under Fabio Arguello and paid $124.80. He is trained by Ernest George. Wasted Money won the ninth under Jose Verenzuela and paid $106.20. Wasted Money's win was in a a conditioned claimer for trainer C.L. Nix.