06/25/2001 11:00PM

Talike goes after her second victory


OCEANPORT, N.J. - Talike and Icy Flirt are leading contenders in a $37,000 first-level allowance for fillies and mares going six furlongs Thursday at Monmouth Park.

Talike will be making her third career start for trainer Alan Goldberg and owner Robert Masterson. She won her debut at Delaware Park, then came up a half-length short in an allowance race. In that race she was defeated by Astrid, who may be headed for stakes races later this season. Talike will be ridden by Joe Bravo, who started the week in his familiar place atop the jockeys standings with 26 wins.

Icy Flirt is part of a Juan Serey-trained entry with Book Smart. Icy Flirt won her last race, her first victory since Serey claimed her for $22,500 for owner James Riccio. She had to drop in class for that race, but produced a strong 84 Beyer Speed Figure.

North East Bound works well

Trainer Bill Perry was satisfied with a six-furlong breeze in 1:15 turned in by North East Bound Monday morning. North East Bound, runner-up in last year's Breeders' Cup Mile, is now set to start in Sunday's $500,000 United Nations Handicap at 1 3/8 miles on the turf.

"Barring anything unforeseen, we're going to give it a shot," said Perry.

Subtle Power, one of two possible runners for trainer Bill Mott for the U.N., breezed four furlongs in 50 seconds at Belmont on Tuesday.

* Navasink, a winner of three straight to start his career before finishing third, beaten less than a length, in the Hill Prince Stakes at Belmont on June 16, will run next in the Kent Breeders' Cup Handicap on the Delaware Handicap undercard July 22 at Delaware Park. North East Bound won the Kent in 1999.