06/21/2006 12:00AM

Two millionaires in turf route


ELMONT, N.Y. - Memo to those planning to skip out of work early and head out to Belmont Park on Friday:

The bad news is that the two races most worth watching come early. The good news is that Friday is the second of six "twilight" Fridays with a first-race post of 3 p.m., so you have most of the afternoon to sneak out.

Race 3 is a $58,000 optional claimer with classified allowance conditions scheduled for 10 furlongs on the inner turf. It drew seven for turf (none for the $100,000 tag) and three for the main track only.

The race drew a couple of veteran millionaires - Revved Up, an 8-year-old who reached that plateau winning his first and only start of the year at Tampa Bay Downs on May 6, and Request for Parole, a 7-year-old who has been freshened since a last-to-first win at Gulfstream Park in March.

has won six races and finished second three times in his last nine starts, the wins coming on five different turf courses and the losses by a grand total of about a length, including neck defeats in the Sky Classic and the William L. McKnight, both Grade 2 handicaps.

, a winner of 7 of 13 starts in his native Chile, including the Group 1 Chilean Derby, makes his U.S. debut and is first-time Lasix for Sumaya Us Stable and trainer Bobby Frankel. Those connections have been known to strike with fresh imports, most notably Wild Spirit's 10-1 upset of the Shuvee Handicap in May 2003.

, four wide throughout his seasonal debut in the Kingston Handicap, makes his second start at age 6. A New York-bred gelding, Certifiably Crazy may be the one to catch based on pacesetting efforts last fall in the Knickerbocker and Red Smith handicaps.

Race 4 is an optional claimer with second-level allowance conditions which drew a field of nine. The one-mile race marks the return of Reverberate, the second-place finisher in last year's Peter Pan and Jim Dandy, who has not been out since running sixth in the Travers. He has been suffering from quarter cracks, including one responsible for a recent 26-day gap between workouts.

"We had it patched," said trainer Sal Russo. "He's doing well, and it's time to get a good race into him. I'm hoping to have a good year with him."

It is not an easy spot. River City Rebel, Last Samurai, Backchat, and Valid Notebook have all run Beyer Speed Figures in the mid-90's recently.