09/06/2005 11:00PM

Two win streaks on the line

Bill Pitt
Teller Cartel wins the All American Futurity. Los Alamitos may be next.

Jess Genuine goes after her fifth straight victory and second in a Grade 1 race in the $351,900 Sam Houston Futurity on Friday night at Sam Houston Race Park.

On Saturday night, fastest qualifier Si Puede brings a five-race winning streak into the Grade 1, $111,400 Sam Houston Derby.

Jess Genuine has moved to the front of the Texas juvenile division with four straight wins, including the Grade 1 Retama Futurity two starts back. She won the Retama Futurity by a half-length on June 19 and then came back to win her Sam Houston Futurity trial by three-quarters of a length with the second-fastest time of 20.056 seconds for 400 yards.

Leading the qualifiers from 11 trials on Aug. 26 was All American Winner, who won by one length in 20.021 seconds. In his last three starts he has two wins and a third in the Grade 2 TQHA Sires Cups Futurity.

Probable derby favorite Si Puede has consecutive wins in the Gulf Coast Handicap, Miss Houston Stakes, and the TQHA Classic Stakes during her winning streak. In her derby trial she pulled away to win by 1 3/4 lengths in 21.585 seconds.

Little Kool Barbie won three straight races, including the Grade 3 Bayer Legend Texas Derby Challenge, before finishing second to Si Puede in their trial. Little Kool Barbie has the third-fastest qualifying time of 21.784 seconds.

Mongoose Jet Eye, Prima LD return

Champion Mongoose Jet Eye, the world-record holder at 400 yards, and Prima LD each return from extended layoffs in the Grade 1, $125,000 Mildred Vessels Invitational Handicap at 400 yards on Saturday night at Los Alamitos.

Mongoose Jet Eye secured her 2004 champion aged mare title by beating males in the Grade 1 Vessels Maturity at Los Alamitos and the Grade 1 The Championship at Sunland Park, her most recent race on Dec. 26. In The Championship at Sunland Park she established a track and world record of 19.01 seconds for 400 yards.

She prepared for her return from an eight-month layoff with a very fast 17.70-second work for 350 yards.

Prima LD hasn't started since finishing second behind 2002 co-world champion Whosleavingwho in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Championship on Feb. 26. Last year, she won the Grade 3 California Distaff Challenge and then posted successive Grade 1 seconds in the Mildred Vessels, Distaff Challenge Championship, and the Charger Bar Handicap.

Oak Canyon Meets Bad Cop

Oak Canyon returns from a five-month layoff to challenge Bad Cop, winner of the California Breeders Marathon Stakes, in the Grade 3, $26,750 Bull Rastus Handicap on Friday night at Los Alamitos.

In 2004, Oak Canyon won the Jim Smith Handicap and then won the Bull Rastus Handicap in front-running style by two lengths.

Bad Cop has been in the top three in each of his seven 2005 starts, with a gate-to-wire win in the California Breeders Marathon on July 30 in his most recent start.

Teller Cartel's next?

winner Teller Cartel may be headed to Los Alamitos for two $1 million futurities, the Golden State Million on Nov. 4 and the Los Alamitos Million on Dec. 9.

"We're just evaluating how he is, and we'll have a syndicate meeting," Teller Cartel syndicate manager F. E. "Butch" Wise said on Tuesday, the morning after the colt won the All American as a maiden in his fourth career start. "In the near future we'll make a decision about the rest of the year."

The syndicate, which comprises 20 individuals, was formed after Teller Cartel did not reach his $100,000 reserve in the 2004 All American yearling sale.