08/02/2005 11:00PM

Two Times Won targets bigger


DEL MAR, Calif. - With the Torrey Pines Stakes on Sept. 2 her goal, Two Times Won will try for her third career win in Friday's seventh race at Del Mar, a $60,000 allowance race over a mile.

Trainer, co-owner, and breeder Lewis Cenicola is starting Two Times Won just 13 days after she finished fourth in the Fleet Treat Stakes for statebred 3-year-olds. The one-mile distance on Friday is attractive to Cenicola.

"I'm running her back in 13 days, but I don't think that will hurt her much," he said. "I think this spot should be the right spot. Coming out of the seven-furlong stakes, she's doing good right now."

Two Times Won has experience around two turns. She finished third in the $200,000 Melair Stakes for statebred fillies over 1 1/16 miles at Hollywood Park on April 24.

If she runs well on Friday, the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes over 1 1/16 miles is a logical spot.

"That's what I'm leaning on," Cenicola said. "This gives her almost a month in between."

has eight opponents in Friday's race; five won their last start. Bright Design, Shimmer, and Skip Anda Wink each won a maiden race in her last start, Farnham won a starter allowance, and Royal Kleven won an allowance race for statebreds.

Bright Design led throughout a six-furlong maiden race at Hollywood on July 17, scoring a 45-1 upset. She won by three-quarters of a length after being tested through the stretch.

"I thought she ran game," trainer Jason Orman said. "The others horses came to her and she dug back in."

, claimed for $10,000 and $20,000 in consecutive starts in April, ended a four-race losing streak in a seven-furlong allowance race on July 10. She has yet to win around two turns.

beat maidens by 15 lengths over 1 1/16 miles at Hollywood on July 8. She swooped past six rivals on the backstretch to score in a modest field.

The presence of the speedy Bright Design and Rey Lake, who won a turf sprint at Santa Anita in April, will help Two Times Won, who is best from off the pace.

"She doesn't have to be close, but you never know how Del Mar plays," Cenicola said. "You don't want to get back too far at Del Mar. You want to be right in the hunt. She can come from off the pace."