10/27/2004 11:00PM

Timeless Dreamer needs clean break


There is no margin for error in a five-furlong turf sprint, so when Timeless Dreamer was bumped hard at the start last out in the $50,000 Wild Flower Stakes, it put her at a distinct disadvantage. She recovered and rallied for fourth in the race, but might have been closer to winner Nicole's Dream with a little more racing luck.

Trainer Chuck Turco will be hoping things go well at the start on Saturday, when Timeless Dreamer again will go five furlongs on turf in the $40,000 Majorette Handicap at Louisiana Downs.

She is one of nine fillies and mares in the race, with the chief threat being Gilded Wings, third-place finisher last out in the $60,000 River Cities on Sept. 11.

Timeless Dreamer has developed into a turf sprint specialist in the past few months, winning four of her six starts at five furlongs. All of those victories came over the grass course at Louisiana Downs, and she can win her first stakes in the Majorette.

Gilded Wings worked a bullet four furlongs in 45.20 seconds on Oct. 20, and will be cutting back in distance from 1 1/16 miles. Kirk LeBlanc has the mount for trainer Donnie Von Hemel.

* High Strike Zone, who finished second to eventual Breeders' Cup Sprint starter Gold Storm in the $40,000 Straus Memorial in July, will stretch out around two turns for the first time in the $50,000 Marshland at Delta Downs.