05/29/2006 12:00AM

Surf Cat out of Californian, Gold Cup

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Surf Cat, winning the Potrero Grande, is eyeing the San Diego Handicap.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Surf Cat, the winner of three graded stakes for older horses in California this year, has resumed training after missing two weeks because of a bruised foot, trainer Bruce Headley said.

The injury will prevent Surf Cat from starting in two stakes at Hollywood Park in coming weeks - the $250,000 Californian Stakes on June 17 and the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup on July 8. Headley said that Surf Cat's next goal is the $250,000 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar on July 22.

Surf Cat, 4, resumed jogging at Santa Anita on Sunday, his first day of significant exercise since winning the Grade 2 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap on May 10.

"It came up about four or five days after the race," Headley said Sunday, referring to the foot bruise. "It took me two weeks to get it cold. Today was the first day of training. He just jogged."

Headley said he has run out of time to prepare Surf Cat for the Californian.

"If he's off two weeks, you've got to gallop two weeks," Headley said.

Headley said Surf Cat would likely have a workout in two weeks.

"The San Diego Handicap would be the next thing," he said. "It's always something, always some disappointment. Thank God, it was just a bruised foot."

Surf Cat, 4, has won 7 of 11 starts and $562,420 for Headley's wife, Aase, and Marsha Naify. Earlier this year, Surf Cat won the Potrero Grande and San Carlos handicaps for sprinters at Santa Anita.

Surf Cat missed the three-race Strub series in the first weeks of the Santa Anita meeting after suffering a foot injury in his stall last fall.

Healthy Addiction won't run in Milady

Healthy Addiction, the winner of the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Handicap at Santa Anita in March, will pass Saturday's $175,000 Milady Breeders' Cup Handicap, trainer John Sadler said Monday.

Third in the Hawthorne Handicap in her last start on May 7, Healthy Addiction will be pointed for the $750,000 CashCall Mile on turf on July 1 or the $300,000 Vanity Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on dirt on July 2.

Healthy Addiction worked a half-mile in 49 seconds on Monday.

The Milady field is led by Memorette, Proposed, and Star Parade, all stakes winner this year.

Harrington has his runners on a roll

The hottest stable in California in the last week has been that of trainer Mike Harrington, who won eight races from 10 starters from Wednesday through Sunday. The victories came in races ranging from maiden claimers to allowance horses. By far, the most impressive winner was the 2-year-old filly Little City, who won a maiden race last Thursday.

Monday, Harrington said it was one of the most exciting weeks of his life.

"Except for the week I married my wife," he said. "That was pretty cool."

"Good answer, Mike," said his wife, Patricia, seated on the other side of the stable office.

Harrington said a rash of second-time starters, a successful angle for the barn, and a new shoeing policy helped vault him into a tie for second in the trainer standings with Doug O'Neill. Both have 13 wins, one fewer than leader Jeff Mullins.

Harrington declined to reveal the nature of the shoeing policy.

"I'd rather not divulge," he said. "I changed the shoeing program, and I think they're getting a hold of the track better."

Little City, who ran 4 1/2 furlongs in a meet-best 51.32 seconds, may return in the $100,000 Landaluce Stakes for 2-year-old fillies on July 1.

Good-looking juvenile for Velasquez

During his career as a jockey, Danny Velasquez never rode the winner of the Hollywood Juvenile Championship. He may have a chance as a trainer with Genuine Talent, the winner of Saturday's $68,210 Willard Proctor Memorial Stakes.

"I don't mind winning it as a trainer," he said in the winner's circle.

In a way, Velasquez is lucky to have Genuine Talent. Genuine Talent was entered in the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training on May 16, but failed to reach a reserve and was bought back for $45,000. In the Proctor, Genuine Talent earned $39,990 for owner Jocelyn McKathan.

Genuine Talent won the Proctor by 2 1/2 lengths under jockey Paul Atkinson. Genuine Talent dueled with favored Sequoia King through quick fractions and drew off in the final furlong. Genuine Talent is unbeaten in two starts, having won a two-furlong maiden race at Santa Anita in April. Despite running in that sort of race, he is not speed-crazy, Velasquez said.

"The thing I liked about him is that when he broke his maiden at Santa Anita, he was fast," Velasquez said. "He's nice and relaxed."

Silly Little Mama gets best win yet

Silly Little Mama won the fourth and most lucrative stakes of her career in Monday's $68,875 Manhattan Beach Handicap for 3-year-old fillies on turf.

Ridden by Tyler Baze, Silly Little Mama ($14) closed from sixth to win by a length over Candy Joe. Bruisen Susan finished third in the field of eight.

Silly Little Mama ran 5 1/2 furlongs on turf in 1:02.04.

Baze kept Silly Little Mama behind pacesetters El Mirage Queen, Candy Jo, and Shermeen, who battled through fractions of 21.58 and 44.35 seconds. Silly Little Mama was on the rail on the turn but rallied wide to reach contention in the stretch.

Trained by Dan McFarlane for Stacy Campo, Silly Little Mama had won three stakes at Turf Paradise in the last seven months, all sprints ranging from 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 furlongs.

The Manhattan Beach Handicap was her first start on turf. In her career, Silly Little Mama has won 5 of 7 starts and $111,365.

Diamond Dave easily wins maiden

Diamond Dave earned a trip to the Hollywood Juvenile Championship with an easy win in Monday's first race for 2-year-old maidens.

Ridden by Corey Nakatani for trainer Doug O'Neill, Diamond Dave ($4.40) ran five furlongs in 58.24 seconds, finishing 4 3/4 lengths in front of Roman Commander. Diamond Dave led throughout, holding a one-length advantage in the opening furlong and extending his lead in early stretch.

Diamond Dave had finished a game second in his career debut on May 4, losing by a length to Lord Mysterio.