10/02/2006 12:00AM

Tough spot but right conditions for Callmetony


The combination of a fast track, quick early pace, and the outside post give Callmetony a slight edge in a contentious third-level allowance race Wednesday, which serves as the feature on Belmont Park's nine-race card.

There is a $60,000 pick six carryover heading into Wednesday's card, but the feature, contested at 6 1/2 furlongs, is not part of it.

Callmetony, trained by Bruce Levine, makes his third start after a seven-week layoff. Two starts back, Callmetony finished second to the gutty Spooky Mulder in a six-furlong allowance race at Saratoga. Last out, he finished second to Afrashad in this same condition. That race was run over a sloppy track.

The last time Callmetony caught a fast track, he won a starter handicap race by 2 1/4 lengths, his second win from four starts at Belmont. In his last 10 starts, Callmetony has finished worse than third only once.

Garrett Gomez rides Callmetony from the outside post in the six-horse field.

Maryland shippers Procreate and Mach Speed add some of the early zip to the race. Procreate, trained by Michael Trombetta, has won minor stakes at Penn National and Laurel in his last two starts, both in front-running fashion. Procreate is one of three runners in for the $75,000 optional claming tag. Breaking from post 2 under John Velazquez, Procreate looks like the one to catch.

Mach Speed, who is also in for the $75,000 claiming tag, was run down in his last start by Upturn and Papua when third for $75,000 here Sept. 8. A 5-year-old son of A.P. Indy trained by Valora Testerman, Mach Speed won this same conditioned race going seven furlongs in May. Eibar Coa rides from post 5.

Trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. entered both Mr. Whitestone and Bucharest in this spot. Mr. Whitestone, who was scratched at the gate Friday out of a race similar to this, has not run since March 17, when he finished fourth in an optional claiming race at Aqueduct. His last win came last Oct. 10 over a good Belmont main track. Mr. Whitestone blew out three furlongs in 35.61 seconds on Monday at Aqueduct.

Bucharest finished third behind Latent Heat in a one-mile third-level allowance race here opening day. Tinseltown, the runner-up from that race, came back to win here Friday. Edgar Prado rides Bucharest from post 3.

Rumpsringa finished second behind repeat winner Awesome Twist the last time he raced over a fast Belmont track going 6 1/2 furlongs. He blew out three furlongs in 35.74 seconds here Monday.