05/30/2001 11:00PM

Texas Prime Time's streak on line


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Texas Prime Time will attempt to win his sixth consecutive race Saturday in the Iron Horse Preview, one of three prep races for the Claiming Crown to be run at Lone Star Park.

Other races making up the first Claiming Crown Preview Day at Lone Star are the Express Preview and the Glass Slipper Preview. The winners of the three prep races will receive automatic berths into the Claiming Crown, a series of six championship races for claiming horses to be run at Canterbury Park on Aug. 4. The winners of each prep race at Lone Star will also receive $2,000 from the Texas Horsemen's Partnership to help with the expense of shipping to Canterbury Park.

Texas Prime Time headlines the $15,000 Iron Horse Preview, a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and upward who have started for a claiming price of $5,000 or less since July 31, 2000. The gelding started his win streak on Dec. 10 at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, winning a $7,500 claiming race for statebreds by 9 1/2 lengths.

His next four wins came at Sam Houston, and his record at that meet helped his trainer, Todd Meachum, secure the training title at the track. Texas Prime Time last raced April 1, winning an $18,000 claiming race by a nose at Sam Houston. Jockey Glen Murphy has the mount Saturday.

In the $15,000 Express Preview, Trey's Pocket will attempt to win his fourth straight race. The six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and upward who have started for a claiming price of $7,500 or less since July 31, 2000, has drawn a competitive field of nine, including Triple Jim, Lucky Bohemian, and Wings of Jones, who won the $153,000 Middleground Futurity at Lone Star in 1998.

Trey's Pocket has put together three wins at six furlongs in his last three starts. His biggest opposition could come from Triple Jim, who finished second, beaten five lengths by Unrullah Bull, in a seven-furlong conditioned allowance last out that went in a track-record time of 1:21.21.

In the $20,000 Glass Slipper Preview, Gone Platinum goes after her fourth straight win. The 6 1/2-furlong race is for fillies and mares who have started for a claiming price of $12,500 or less since July 31, 2000.

Trainer Steve Asmussen claimed Gone Platinum for $12,500 at Fair Grounds on Jan. 29, and has since sent her out to win her last three races. Corey Lanerie has the mount Saturday. The biggest threat to Gone Platinum could be Nina K, who in her last start finished second in a 6 1/2-furlong conditioned allowance, beaten 1 1/2 lengths by Flyers Legacy, who last Monday finished second in the $50,000 JEH Stallion Station Stakes.

Also on the 11-race Lone Star card Saturday is a prep for the $75,000 Miller Lite Stakes, a five-furlong turf race for fillies and mares to be run June 23. The prep, a $42,500 allowance, has drawn a field of 11, including Argentina Avenue, a winner of $345,907; Too Many, second in last year's Miller Lite; and Teenytinytina, an improving sort who has won her last two starts, both at five furlongs on turf at Lone Star.