11/22/2005 12:00AM

Tohill, Blue Song a couple of winners


Ken Tohill practically owns Zia Park right now, and that bodes well for Blue Song, who will be reunited with the red-hot jockey on Thursday for the track's $75,000 Chaves County.

The one-mile race for fillies and mares drew a field of eight.

Tohill picked up career win 2,000 last Friday, then won with 5 of his 7 mounts on Monday to set a record for wins by a rider on a card at Zia. He had a 43-19 lead in the jockey standings over second-place Alfredo Juarez Jr. through Wednesday.

As for , she likes to win almost as much as Tohill does. She has compiled a career record of 11 wins in 25 starts, and will be teaming with Tohill for the first time since May 30. In that race, the Grade 3 WinStar Distaff on turf at Lone Star Park, the pair finished sixth - following three straight wins in New Mexico.

One of those victories was in the $100,000 Harry Henson on the WinStar Derby card at Sunland Park on April 2. Blue Song won the one-mile race by four lengths, earning a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 100.

She will return to two turns for the Chaves County after finishing sixth in the $75,000 Zia Distaff at six furlongs in her last start Oct. 8. Since then, Blue Song has had two strong six-furlong works, her latest in 1:12 on Nov. 12.

She is the 122-pound highweight in the Chaves County, and while she can stalk, she could find herself controlling the pace. Blue Song, a 4-year-old daughter of Sultry Song, is a five-time stakes winner and is trained by Jose Gonzalez Jr.

The chief threat is , who invades from Keeneland and is weighted at 119. She is making her first start for owner John Sikura and trainer Steve Asmussen after finishing sixth last out in a six-furlong allowance on Oct. 27. Prior to that race, she was second in a one-mile optional claiming race at Arlington Park.

Platinum Princess, looking for her first stakes win, has been in the money in four stakes races. She could get a stalking trip behind Chaves County. Casey Lambert has the mount.

* Tohill will be honored for his 2,000-victory milestone between races on Thursday.