03/02/2005 12:00AM

Timber Jones staying a two-turner


Timber Jones, who in her two-turn debut won a division of the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Sam Houston Race Park on Feb. 19, will continue racing two turns for now, said trainer Steve Asmussen.

Timber Jones is being pointed for the $40,000 Sam Houston Oaks at one mile on March 12.

"I want to keep her stretched out up to the next Stallion Stakes," said Asmussen.

The next race in the Texas Stallion Stakes series is the $125,000 Got Koko division for 3-year-old fillies on April 30. The 1 1/16-mile race will be run at Lone Star Park.

* Plans for Dixie Meister, who won the $125,000 colts and geldings division of the Texas Stallion Stakes on the same card at Sam Houston, are still being formulated, said Barry Germany, who trains the 3-year-old for Ro Parra.

Dixie Meister equaled the best Beyer Speed Figure of his career, an 80, when he rallied from sixth to score a one-length win in the Stallion Stakes.

"I thought he ran a huge race," said Germany. "He keeps improving. He keeps getting better and better."

Germany said he is talking with Parra and Jerry Brown, an adviser on Dixie Meister, about the next race for the colt.

Based in Oaklawn, Dixie Meister is a son of Holzmeister, and Germany said he feels Dixie Meister will also be effective on turf. In his one grass start, he finished a troubled fourth in an allowance at Retama.

"He's a very well-balanced horse, very correct," said Germany. "He's just a really nice colt."