03/21/2007 11:00PM

Sweet Idea finds an ideal spot


Sweet Idea returns to the distance of her last win in Saturday night's $45,000 Mission at Sam Houston Race Park.

Sweet Idea will cut back to one turn and return to dirt for the seven-furlong Mission following a second-place finish last out in the Jersey Village for statebred fillies and mares on the Sam Houston turf on Feb. 10. Before that race, she beat open company by 5 1/2 lengths in the $25,000 Space City, a seven-furlong race run Dec. 16. For the Mission, which is for Texas-bred fillies and mares, she will break from post 6 in a field of eight under Quincy Hamilton.

"I think it's a good spot for her," said Bret Calhoun, who trains Sweet Idea. "I think it's an ideal distance for her."

Sweet Idea set the pace in the Jersey Village, but rallied from fifth in the Space City.

"She's done it on the front end and she's stalked," said Calhoun. "I think she's comfortable either position."

The chief threat appears to be Annie Savoy, who was fourth in an optional claiming race at Oaklawn Park in her last two starts, her latest on March 9. Trainer Kari Craddock has given the mount to Paul Nolan.

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