06/22/2007 12:00AM

Two stakes, two full brothers for Galluscio


ELMONT, N.Y. - Last Sunday was Father's Day. Trainer Dominic Galluscio hopes this Sunday is Brother's Day.

Galluscio will saddle full brothers Organizer and Dr. V's Magic in two stakes 33 minutes apart at Belmont Park. The sons of Raffie's Majesty out of the unraced mare Treasure Always figure in the mix of their respective races.

The 5-year-old Organizer, who won last year's $250,000 Empire Classic for New York-breds, returns to statebred company in the $65,000 Gander Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. Right after that, Dr. V's Magic, a first-level allowance winner last out, will take on five rivals in the $100,000 Mike Lee Handicap for 3-year-old New York-breds.

In two starts this year, Organizer has yet to flash the form he displayed last year when he won the Empire Classic and finished second or third in six other races, including four stakes. This year, Organizer has finished fourth in a pair of open-company allowance races.

"I think as they get older they take a couple of races to get back into that competitive spirit," Galluscio said. "He's doing very well right now. He's going to come with a good effort."

The Gander, which serves as a prep for the $100,000 Evan Shipman here on July 22, came up a strong field. Trainer Gary Contessa entered both Accountforthegold and Building New Era. While Building New Era is definite to run, Accountforthegold will only start if Contessa feels he can get away with a relatively easy lead.

"His speed will be tough on those horses," Contessa said. "I'm definitely going to run Building New Era, who I think is a now kind of a horse. I think he's training off the charts."

Naughty New Yorker has repeatedly displayed a tendency to bounce back after a dismal effort. He runs in the Gander off a last-place finish in the rapidly run Birdstone Stakes here on Belmont Day. Last year, he won the General Douglas MacArthur and Alex M. Robb off bad performances in open-company stakes.

Others running in the Gander are Chowder's First, Smelling Salts, Starcastic, and Yankee Mon.

Distance not best for Dr. V's Magic

While Organizer didn't win a maiden race until the middle of his 3-year-old year, Dr. V's Magic was a debut winner on the first day of his 3-year-old season over the inner track. Dr. V's Magic lost allowance races in February and March before getting a freshening.

On June 3, Dr. V's Magic returned in the Spectacular Bid division of the New York Stallion Stakes, a one-mile race that he won by three lengths after turning back the challenge of Stunt Man in midstretch.

"The favorite came to him at the eighth pole and Dr. V's Magic just refused to let him go by," Galluscio said. "This being at seven-eighths, I believe we will be coming from further off the pace."

The seven-eighths is a concern to Galluscio. In fact, he said he is only running Dr. V's Magic in the Mike Lee because it is the first leg of the Big Apple Triple, a series restricted to New York-bred 3-year-olds that also includes the New York Derby at 1 1/16 miles at Finger Lakes and the Albany at 1 1/8 miles at Saratoga. There is a $250,000 bonus that goes to the owner of a horse who can win all three races.

"If it wasn't for the New York triple crown we would not choose seven-eighths," he said.

Galluscio will soon have another member of the family to train. Raffie's Treasure, a 2-year-old full sister to Organizer and Dr. V's Magic, is in training at a farm in Ocala, Fla., and will join his barn in mid-July.

Raff and Tumble, a 4-year-old full brother, suffered a career-ending injury last September.

Stars breeze for Dwyer

Any Given Saturday and Nobiz Like Shobiz, eighth and 10th in the Kentucky Derby, both put in workouts Friday morning in preparation for the $150,000 Dwyer Stakes here on July 4.

Any Given Saturday, trained by Todd Pletcher, worked five furlongs in 59.93 seconds in company with King of the Roxy, who is eligible for the Dwyer but unlikely to run. Nobiz Like Shobiz, trained by Barclay Tagg, worked seven furlongs in 1:24.43 by himself.

Any Given Saturday was found to have a bruised foot two days after the Derby, but Pletcher said, "We're not making any excuses." Prior to the Derby, Any Given Saturday ran third in the Wood and second, beaten a nose by Street Sense, in the Tampa Bay Derby.

Pletcher said King of the Roxy is possible for the Dwyer, but more likely for the $150,000 Long Branch at Monmouth Park on July 14 or the $300,000 Barbaro Stakes at Delaware Park on July 15. He also mentioned the Tom Fool on July 4, but that seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds and up figures to come up a tough race.

"We're focused on the King's Bishop as the main goal for the summer," Pletcher said. "We just got to figure out the best way to get there."

Meanwhile, Nobiz Like Shobiz worked a solid seven furlongs under regular rider Cornelio Velasquez. Track clockers caught him in fractions of 24 seconds and 49.20, and had him galloping out a mile in 1:37.60.

Contessa receives seven-day ban

Trainer Gary Contessa, the leading trainer on this circuit in 2007, will begin serving a seven-day suspension on Monday after one of his horses came up with an overage of phenylbutazone, a non-steroidal inflammatory.

The horse, Sheer Silk, finished third in the fifth race at Aqueduct on April 6. Contessa was also fined $1,000.

Contessa said Sheer Silk was mistakenly given an oral dose and a shot of Bute the day she was entered - two days before the race.

"I accept the suspension under the ultimate insurer rule," Contessa said. "I'd rather be working than not working. Unlike some of my peers, I don't take a suspension lightly. Training horses is what I do; sitting at home is not what I do."

While under suspension, Contessa's New York runners will run in the name of Kim Laudati, a longtime employee of Contessa.

Through Thursday, Contessa was leading all New York trainers in wins with 84 from 579 starters. His horses have earned $3.3 million.

Sheer Silk won the last race at Monmouth on Friday.

* Funny Cide, prepping for a start in the $100,000 Wadsworth Memorial at Finger Lakes on July 4, worked five furlongs in 1:00.76 Friday morning at Belmont.