06/26/2003 11:00PM

Things fall in place for Milligram lately


Milligram seems like a filly with a future. A winner of her last two starts, she will try to extend her win streak Sunday in the featured eighth race at Lone Star Park.

The one-mile turf race, a $40,000 optional claimer for fillies and mares, is worth $27,000. There are eight in the field, including the Gerald Romero-trained entry of Full Time Dancer and Spring Rush.

Milligram seems to have figured out the racing game in recent months. She won her maiden by two lengths April 18, then came back and won an entry-level allowance by three lengths May 31.

But that's just part of the story. At least three of the horses Milligram beat in those races have come back to win, among them Salem Avenue, who won an entry-level allowance Wednesday night at Lone Star.

Jamie Theriot has the mount on Milligram, a 4-year-old daughter of Candy Stripes, for Turf Express and trainer Cole Norman.

One major threat is Egyptian Eyes, second at this level last out to Joyce Ann, who was to run Saturday at Louisiana Downs in the $50,000 Honeymoon Stakes. For this trip, Egyptian Eyes will add Lasix. Kevin Cogburn has the mount for owner-trainer Robert Cameron.

Candid Glen eyes Chicago

Candid Glen, one of the top turf horses in the region, could ship to Arlington Park for the Grade 3, $250,000 Arlington Handicap on July 26, trainer Andrew Leggio Jr said.

In his last start, Candid Glen was fourth in the $250,000 Dallas Turf Cup at Lone Star.

"I thought he ran his race," Leggio said. "He came out of it good. He'll go to battle again."

Candid Glen passed the $1 million mark in earnings in March when he won the Grade 2 Explosive Bid at 84-1.

Seainsky possible for Bob Johnson

Seainsky, who defeated a deep field of older horses in a Lone Star allowance last Sunday, will make his next start in one of two stakes, said his trainer, Wes Hawley.

Hawley is looking at the $60,000 Bob Johnson Memorial at a mile at Lone Star on July 13, or the $75,000 Independence Handicap at 1 1/16 miles on turf at Louisiana Downs on Friday.

In his allowance win, Seainsky rallied fast through the stretch to get pacesetter Compendium. Seainsky was ridden by Eddie Martin Jr.

"Eddie said when Seainsky got out he was determined to win the race," Hawley said.

Seainsky, whose allowance win came on dirt, is versatile and also handles turf well.