12/08/2004 12:00AM

'Trevor' tries to stay put


ALBANY, Calif. - Trainer Bill Morey probably hopes Trickey Trevor doesn't set a track record in Friday's feature race at Golden Gate Fields.

Morey has twice seen horses of his set track records and get claimed in the same day.

He lost Smoke Til Dawn for $16,000 last Dec. 17, when the horse set the Golden Gate Fields track record of 1:07.45 for six furlongs. On Oct. 27, Trickey Trevor set a Bay Meadows track record of 56.01 seconds for five furlongs and was claimed for $32,000.

Morey reclaimed Trickey Trevor for $40,000 in his next start, a victory at Hollywood Park, and will be the one six others will have to beat in Friday's $50,000 optional claimer at six furlongs.

Trickey Trevor, who drew post 5, has won three of his four starts here.

Morey claimed Trickey Trevor for owner Gene Johnson for $40,000 on May 24, 2003, and saw him run second and third in the Sam Whiting and Ernest Finley handicaps in his first two starts.

After a year on the sidelines, Trickey Trevor tired in his comeback on Oct. 14 before setting his record.

"We'd put all that time into him," Morey said. "He came back good."

So good that Morey reclaimed the 5-year-old Trickey Trevor for himself on Nov. 17.

Operatic, The Griff, Rae's Totts, and Look Quick make the race competitive, but Trickey Trevor's speed makes him the one to beat.

'Blues' works bullet for Oakland

Bluesthestandard, runner-up in the 2003 Breeders' Cup Sprint, is set to run in Saturday's $50,000-added Oakland Handicap after a bullet half-mile drill in 45.20 seconds at Santa Anita on Tuesday.

Green Team, Halo Cat, My Captain, Onebadshark, and Saint Afleet are also expected in the race.

* Leading rider Russell Baze was taken to Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley for precautionary X-rays after complaining of soreness in his back after Gambol Goldfish stumbled at the start of Wednesday's fourth race. Baze suffered a mild concussion and abrasions to his forehead and nose.

* Jockey Chad Schvaneveldt, who missed the entire Bay Meadows while suffering from pancreatitis, was hospitalized earlier this week at Valley Care Medical Center in nearby Pleasanton with a recurrence of the that ailment.

* The annual grooms' holiday dinner will be next Thursday. Unwrapped gifts left in bins in various areas around the track by next Wednesday will be distributed at the party.