11/17/2004 1:00AM

Sunland Park track report


Two Down Automatic and Coronado Rose, who each has won stakes at 1-5 odds during the young Sunland meet for leading trainer Steve Asmussen, could both turn up next in Louisiana.

Asmussen said Coronado Rose is being pointed for the $40,000 Delta Belle at Delta Downs on Saturday night, while Two Down Automatic will be stabled at Fair Grounds.

Asmussen has a commanding lead in the standings. He had won with 12 of 23 starters through Tuesday, eight more wins the second-leading trainers Henry Dominguez and Joel Marr. Asmussen's barn has earned $194,493.

Two Down Automatic drove to a two-length win in the $52,000 Sunland Park Fall Thoroughbred Derby.

"I thought it was a great race by him," Asmussen said. "He needed the win. He's kept such good company."

Coronado Rose won her maiden at Keeneland by 7 1/4 lengths one start before taking the $52,000 Princess on Nov. 6.

* Willionaire, an impressive maiden winner two starts ago at Lone Star Park, will return to the overnight ranks Friday in the featured ninth race. In his last start, Willionaire was unplaced in the Grade 3 Lone Star Park Derby.

Last year at Sunland, Willionaire ran second to eventual $500,000 WinStar Derby winner Hi Teck Man in a maiden race in his second career start. Willionaire earned a career-best 91 Beyer Figure.