10/25/2002 12:00AM

Toss out One and Twenty's last start


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Trainer Richard Violette already knew he had a good grass filly in 2-year-old One and Twenty, so he took a shot and ran her on the dirt in the Grade 1 Frizette.

Violette's filly, a longshot, finished a non-threatening fourth.

"She showed us that she is a turf horse," Violette said. "She spun her wheels for a mile and a sixteenth, but she deserved a shot."

That effort shouldn't be held against One and Twenty when she returns to the grass on Sunday at Aqueduct as the likely favorite in the $75,000-added Miss Grillo.

One and Twenty drew post 10 in a 12-horse field in the 1 1/8-mile Miss Grillo. Three fillies are on the also-eligible list.

One and Twenty, owned by Klaravich Stables, won a division of the Grade 3 Natalma, a turf race at Woodbine, by 1 3/4 lengths before the Frizette. The other division of the Natalma was won by Fortuitous, another Miss Grillo entrant.

"That was a good performance in Canada," said Violette, who won the Miss Grillo with Miss Huff n' Puff in 1996. "[One and Twenty] ran a second-and-a-half faster than the other division was run, and she ran faster than the 2-year-old colts in the Summer Stakes the next day. She's got serious talent."

With heavy rain in the forecast for the start of the weekend, the turf course will probably contain moisture on Sunday. That shouldn't bother One and Twenty, who won a maiden race over a yielding course at Saratoga.

Violette said he didn't know what he would do if the Miss Grillo was moved to the dirt.

"I might run because I think she could handle a wet track and there are no Storm Flag Flyings and Santa Catarinas in there," Violette said, referring to the Frizette winner and runner-up.

Shaun Bridgmohan rides One and Twenty, who has tactical speed.

Fortuitous also ran in the Frizette and finished last, beaten 25 lengths. Trained by Jim Bond, Fortuitous is 2 for 2 on grass, including her length win in the Natalma.

Edgar Prado rides Fortuitous, a closer who drew post 7.

Pretty Wild works fast for Nashua

Pretty Wild, who worked sensationally at Belmont Park last Monday, is under consideration for Saturday's $100,000-added Nashua Stakes.

The Grade 3 Nashua is a mile race for 2-year-olds.

Pretty Wild blazed through a half-mile in 46.09 seconds, the fastest of 51 works at the distance on the main track.

"He breezed too fast; he's feeling pretty good," said Pretty Wild's trainer, Stan Hough.

Pretty Wild ran two sharp races in Grade 1 company, finishing second in both the Hopeful and Futurity. Off those efforts, he was made the favorite in the Grade 1 Champagne and finished fourth, beaten seven lengths by the winner, Toccet.

Hough said his colt probably had an excuse.

"After the race, his blood showed he was fighting a little infection - his white count was way down," he said. "We worked on that and he's fine."

Request for Parole readies for return

Hough reported that Request for Parole, who hasn't run since finishing fifth in the Kentucky Derby, is gearing up for a return. On Oct. 19 at Belmont, Request for Parole had his first work - three furlongs in 37.60 seconds.

Hough said Request for Parole had a hairline fracture in the cannon bone. The colt underwent surgery to insert screws, which have since been removed.

"I think he will come along pretty quickly," Hough said.

Steve Margolis, a former assistant to Hough, previously trained Request for Parole. Jeri and Sam Knighton, Request for Parole's owners, gave the horse to Hough to train a few weeks ago. Hough said the reason behind the switch was that the Knightons want Request for Parole to run in Florida during the winter, and Hough will have a division there.

Hough said he will keep 18 horses in New York during the winter, including several New York-breds. Sue Duncan will oversee Hough's New York runners.

Cordero memorial at Anna House

A dedication ceremony in honor of the late Marjorie Clayton Cordero will take place at the Anna House at Belmont on Nov. 9 at 11 a.m.

The garden at the Anna House, a childcare facility for the children of track workers, will be named in Cordero's memory.

Cordero's sister Chris, and her friend, trainer Leah Gyarmati, will speak at the ceremony.

Marjorie Cordero, a jockey and a trainer and the wife of former jockey Angel Cordero Jr., died in January 2001 after being struck by a car near her Long Island home.

o Luis Chavez, the leading apprentice rider at Calder, won his first race in New York on Friday aboard Proster in the opener. Chavez also won the fifth on If He Hollers, who returned $111.50.

o Richard Bomze, the incumbent president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, was re-elected for another term.

o Apprentice Victor Carrero was fined $500 for inappropriate use of the whip aboard Spanish Empire, who finished 12th, beaten 31 lengths, in the sixth race at Belmont Oct. 20.