08/01/2007 11:00PM

Teuflesberg to make turf debut in Glow


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Jamie Sanders had hoped to give Teuflesberg a break and bring a fresh horse into the Grade 1 King's Bishop on Aug. 25. Problem is, Teuflesberg is not cooperating.

So instead of fighting the colt, Sanders has entered Teuflesberg in Saturday's $80,000 Glow, an overnight stakes for 3-year-olds scheduled for one mile over Saratoga's inner turf course.

"He needs to run," said Sanders, who is the trainer and part-owner of Teuflesberg. "He's just too sharp; he's starting to peak right now. Otherwise, we'd have to breeze him four times between here and the race, and a lot of horses get hurt working in the morning. He's never had this much time between races, and he's very hard to maintain that long."

Though he's run over seven different tracks and at 10 different distances, Teuflesberg has never raced on turf. On Monday, he worked four furlongs in 47.42 seconds over the Oklahoma turf course.

"He loved it; he absolutely handled it beautifully," Sanders said. "The Polytrack is very similar to the grass; a lot of horses that like the Polytrack love the turf."

Teuflesberg, a son of Johannesburg, has won 5 of 18 career starts. His biggest win came in the Grade 2 Woody Stephens Breeders' Cup, where he beat Most Distinguished by two lengths. Most Distinguished came back to win Monday's Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes.

Teuflesberg's most recent race came in the Grade 2 Carry Back at Calder on July 7, a race in which he finished second to Black Seventeen.

The New York-bred Pays to Dream could be the horse to beat in the Glow. Pays to Dream won two statebred allowance races at the one-mile distance. He was third in an open-company allowance race at 1 1/4 miles and fourth, beaten four lengths, in the Lexington Stakes at 1 1/8 miles.

Bold Start may have gotten a new lease on life on the turf. After placing in a couple of graded stakes on dirt, he won a second-level allowance race on turf at Churchill Downs on July 1.

"He relaxed a lot better," said trainer Ken McPeek, who has also entered Biggerbadderbetter. "His tendency has been when things in a dirt race didn't quite go his way, he'd get a little upset and not put too much into it early or throw in the towel late."

Shakespeare's comeback gets a jump-start

Shakespeare, a Grade 1 winner who had been away from the races for 21 months, made a smashing return Thursday, storming down the center of the inner turf course to win a stakes-caliber allowance race by a neck over Art Master.

It was Shakespeare's first start since he finished 12th in the 2005 Breeders' Cup Turf. He suffered a tendon injury the following winter, and his then-trainer, Bill Mott, sent him to the farm.

Owners William Schettine and Dell Ridge Farm gave the horse to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin earlier this year, and McLaughlin did a tremendous job having him ready.

Under Garrett Gomez, Shakespeare was sixth early and raced three wide down the backstretch. He swung four wide into the stretch and, despite being leaned on first by Electric Light and then Art Master, he got up while running a final quarter in 22.47 seconds. His final time of 1:34.14 was just 0.72 of a second off the course record.

Did McLaughlin expect that type of effort?

"I did," he said. "This is a special horse. He's just a real class horse."

McLaughlin said he would look at running Shakespeare in the Bernard Baruch Handicap here on Aug. 25.

Shakespeare's victory was even appreciated by Mott, who saddled the horse to five consecutive victories, including the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic in 2005. Mott saddled Thursday's third-place finisher, Gun Salute, a Grade 1 winner himself.

"There's nothing to be ashamed of getting beat by him," Mott said of Shakespeare. "He might be as talented a turf horse as there is on the grounds."

Gold and Roses cruises in Morrissey

As impressive as Gold and Roses was winning last year's John Morrissey Stakes, he was even better winning it again on Thursday.

Taking control after a quarter of a mile, Gold and Roses cruised to a 9 1/4-length victory in the $79,650 Morrissey, an overnight stakes for New York-bred sprinters. He ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:16.01 and returned $2.70 as the overwhelming favorite. Last year, Gold and Roses won it by six lengths, running 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.15.

"That was pretty strong," trainer Tom Bush said. "It's good to see him win with authority."

Gold and Roses had to withstand a stewards' inquiry. Gold and Roses and Starcastic combined to shut off Yankee Mon down the backside, but the stewards reviewed the tape and saw no reason to take Gold and Roses down.

Executive Search finished second by 2 1/4 lengths over Coined for Success.

Gold and Roses won for the ninth time in 27 starts and has now banked $740,304. He will most likely start next in the General Douglas MacArthur Handicap at Belmont on Sept. 7.

Remarkable News out of Fourstardave

Remarkable News, who won last year's Fourstardave, will not seek a repeat on Sunday due to a reaction to the recent heat at Saratoga. On Thursday, Remarkable News worked four furlongs in 48.72 seconds over Saratoga's main track but he was not doing well that afternoon.

"He was hyperventilating, the heat was getting to him," said trainer angel Penna Jr. "He had a colic-type of reaction this afternoon. He did not eat anything today at all."

Remarkable News, who had won his last two starts, including the Firecracker at Churchill Downs, would most likely have been favored in the Fourstardave.

Brilliant, who finished second to Remarkable News in the Firecracker, will now most likely inherit that role.

Also expected to run are the Chilean-bred Host, Niagara Causeway, Drum Major, Giant Basil, Silent Roar, and possibly Giant Wrecker, Silver Tree, and Linda's Lad.

Sedlacek fined and suspended

Trainer Roy Sedlacek was to begin a 15-day suspension Friday and was fined $1,000 for the finding of a banned substance in The Village Vicar, who finished second in the fourth race at Belmont on June 8.

The suspension was reduced from a 30-day penalty after Sedlacek waived his right of appeal.

Postrace tests showed the presence of the tranquilizer acepromazine in The Village Vicar. The horse was disqualified and ruled unplaced in the order of finish.