09/01/2006 11:00PM

Unbeaten Be a Resident ready to roll


Be a Resident, who is undefeated in three career starts, returns from a two-month freshening on Monday in the $50,000 Clever Trevor for 2-year-olds at Remington Park. The race is one of two undercard stakes supporting the $150,000 DeBartolo Memorial.

The other undercard stakes is the $75,000 Ricks Memorial.

Be a Resident emerged as one of the top 2-year-olds at the Lone Star Park meet. He has won a trial race and two stakes at that track since launching his career May 26. Be a Resident's biggest wins came in the $99,000 Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity over Grade 3 winner Datrick, and the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes in his last start July 8.

He has since been working at Remington.

"We backed off of him after the Stallion Stakes, and slowly cranked him back up," said his trainer, Bret Calhoun. "Physically, he's continued to mature. There's a lot more horse to him now than when he ran his first race.

"He's gotten bigger and stronger every single race, so physically he's much more of a specimen than he was early on. I think he's filled out, and mentally he's definitely still there. He acts like he's ready to run."

Be a Resident has been with the pace in his races, and should again show speed in the six-furlong Clever Trevor.

"He will be fresh, so I would expect him to be forwardly placed," said Calhoun, who has given the mount to Cliff Berry. "We are going a little farther this time, which I've always thought may be better for him. I never thought he wanted to be rushed early, but he's kind of put himself in position early in those shorter races, and I think if he can get away from there and settle, and the pace will go slower, it may even be better for him."

Threats include Hadacure, winner of the $50,000 Ellis Juvenile on Aug. 5.

Rue des Reves in Ricks

Rue des Reves could get a nice tracking trip in the Ricks, a one-mile turf race for fillies and mares. She was second two starts ago in the $100,000 Lady Canterbury Breeders' Cup. Trainer Richard Scherer has given the mount to Bobby Walker Jr.

D Fine Okie set the pace over good ground to win an allowance prep for the Ricks on Aug. 14. Trainer Donnie Von Hemel has given the mount to Don Pettinger.