11/10/2006 12:00AM

Summerly's finale Falls City


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Summerly, the 2005 Kentucky Oaks winner who was excluded last Saturday from the Breeders' Cup Distaff, is scheduled to make the final start of her career in the Nov. 23 Falls City Handicap at Churchill Downs.

Summerly was sold last week at the Fasig-Tipton mixed sale in Lexington, with WinStar Farm paying $3.3 million for the 4-year-old daughter of Summer Squall. Summerly previously was owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and was trained by Steve Asmussen, who turned her over to his longtime assistant, Scott Blasi, in July, when his six-month suspension for a medication violation began.

WinStar elected to return Summerly to Blasi, who has had a hot hand at Churchill this fall. Into Friday action, Blasi led all trainers with 10 wins.

Summerly was the lone exclusion from the 15 fillies and mares entered in the Distaff. She has had just three races this year, with her lone victory coming in a $70,000 stakes at Saratoga.

The Grade 2, $300,000 Falls City will kick off the final weekend of the fall meet, during which three other graded stakes will be run: the Gradeo1 Clark Handicap on Nov. 24, followed by the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club and Grade 2 Golden Rod on Nov. 25. Blasi will be represented by Super Frolic in the Clark and by unbeaten Tiz Wonderful in the KJC.

Wrong horse costs Blasi $2,500

Blasi has been fined $2,500 after the wrong horse from his stable was led to the paddock for the seventh race Thursday. Stealth Cat, who at the time was a lukewarm favorite in the $30,000 claiming race for 2-year-old fillies, remained in the barn while an unraced filly, one without a lip tattoo, was brought in her place. The mix-up was caught by horse identifier Barbara Borden, and Stealth Cat was scratched several minutes before post time.

This was at least the fourth case of a mistaken identity being caught on the Kentucky circuit since 2000.

Castro close to milestone

This is turning out to be a big fall for jockey Eddie Castro. Not only did the 21-year-old Castro notch easily his greatest career victory last weekend when he rode Miesque's Approval to victory in the Breeders' Cup Mile, but he also is closing in on the 1,000-win milestone.

Castro, an Eclipse Award winner for top apprentice in 2003, had 997 wins going into the Friday card. Castro had ridden primarily in Florida and New Jersey before moving his tack to Keeneland last month.

Stewart finally wins one

Trainer Dallas Stewart was able to smile after sending out Felonious Monk to a narrow victory in the sixth race Thursday.

"Before this, I was 0 for 11 at the meet," said Stewart. "With six seconds."

Felonious Monk, an inordinately large 2-year-old colt by West Acre, "might be a nice one," said Stewart.

Felonious Monk earned a 74 Beyer Speed Figure in winning for the first time in three starts.

* Apprentice rider Randall Toups emerged from what has been a slow last few weeks by sweeping the early daily double here Friday. Toups came from off the pace in winning the first race with Vast ($15.80) and the second with favored Shopton Lane ($5.20). Before Friday, Toups was just 1 for 37 at the meet.

* The Grade 2, $150,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes will highlight the coming week of action when it is run for the 16th time next Saturday. Among the 27 3-year-old fillies nominated to the 1 1/16-mile turf race are Vacare, Meribel, Ermine, J'ray, and Precious Kitten.