05/29/2007 12:00AM

Turf-heavy carryover card


ELMONT, N.Y. - A knowledge of the green could help you score some major green at Belmont Park on Thursday.

There is a pick-six carryover of $262,675 entering Thursday's nine-race card, and five of the six races in the sequence are carded for the turf. The pick-six is on races 4 through 9. The forecast is for dry weather through Thursday, meaning both the inner and outer turf courses should be firm.

Here are some suggestions:

* Fourth race: Would probably go three deep in this $60,000 claimer going 1 1/16 miles on the inner turf. Since adding blinkers four starts back, Si O No has been knocking at the door at this level. Thursday, he moves from the outside post to the inside, which should enable him to use his speed to obtain a good position.

Unigold takes a suspicious drop after winning a second-level allowance race over this course on May 5. Still, he is a 7-year-old gelding and this is probably a proper level for him. His last three turf races are very good, including a 2 1/2-length loss to the graded stakes winner Remarkable News in March 2006.

Too Risky just missed at this level while finishing a head in front of Si O No last out.

* Fifth race: Two first-time starters look interesting in this maiden affair scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the outer turf. Miss Poison, trained by Barclay Tagg, is by Kingmambo out of the mare Bloomy, who won 4 of 11 turf starts, including her career debut at this distance.

Street Party, trained by Tom Albertrani, is a daughter of Street Cry and has been working steadily since February. She is a half-sister to All Trumps, who won the restricted Sir Cat Stakes on turf at Saratoga.

Of those that have run, Winsome Ways looks best.

* Sixth race: This maiden turf sprint on the inner track looks tricky, and those who can spread would be wise to do so. Those on a smaller budget may want to focus on Justy, who looms as the chalk a third straight time after two narrow losses at less than 2-1.

The Kiaran McLaughlin-trained first-time starter Peace Mon is a half-brother to Candid Glen, who won five stakes on turf and banked more than $1.2 million.

* Seventh race: Small tickets would likely single the Flying Zee Stables entry of Whateverwillbwillb and Classic Expression in this New York-bred allowance scheduled for 1o1/16 miles on the outer turf. Whateverwillbwillb makes her first start since November, but has been working steadily on the turf and has won off extended layoffs in the past. Trainer Carlos Martin is 4 for 12 with his most recent layoffs of 180 days or more.

Classic Expression, trained by Phil Serpe, stretches out to 1 1/16 miles after getting outrun in a sprint in his first start off a six-month layoff. Edgar Prado, who has won twice on this mare, is back aboard.

* Eighth race: Can't argue with smaller tickets that would single Lady Renaissance in this second-level allowance scheduled for 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf. This daughter of Smart Strike beat colts in France and won a first-level allowance race at Calder last November.

In her only start this year, Lady Renaissance ran a decent third in a slow-paced Polytrack race and should be primed for a top effort here.

Deeper pockets may want to add Unspoken Word and Makderah to the ticket. Trainer Pat Reynolds plans on having jockey Eibar Coa put Unspoken Word on or near the lead after Javier Castellano got into a wrestling match with her early on in the Sugar Plum Time Stakes.

McLaughlin said Makderah trains like a Grade 1 filly, and probably needed her last race, in which she finished second over soft Keeneland turf.

* Ninth race: Astoria Sweetheart drops from restricted maiden special weight company to maiden claimers in this six-furlong dirt race for statebred $35,000 claimers. Clearly a Thrill took money and ran well in her debut over muddy track. Katnik is a first-time starter by Kelly Kip, who also debuted for a tag and won.