09/04/2006 11:00PM

Wrenice earns shot at rich stakes


SELMA, Texas - Trainer Randy Mayfield has a serious 2-year-old filly on his hands in Wrenice, and he has laid out next-race plans for her following a recent 17-length allowance win at Retama Park.

Mayfield said Wrenice, who earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 95 for her latest victory, will be pointed to the $125,000 fillies division of the Texas Stallion Stakes here Oct. 14. The six-furlong race is one of six restricted stakes that make up the annual Texas Hall of Fame Night.

Wrenice will be looking for her second stakes win. She was a 6 1/2-length winner of a $125,000 division of the Texas Stallion Stakes at Lone Star Park in July. Following that race, she ran in a 5 1/2-furlong allowance at Retama, and won in 1:02.95, just .05 of a second off an 11-year-old track record.

Bobby Walker Jr. was aboard Wrenice in the allowance, run Aug. 27.

"She gave me chills going down the lane the other day," Mayfield said. "Bobby never asked her to run. She didn't really break all that good, but she got out and just cruised around there."

Wrenice is a strapping daughter of Uncle Abbie, who is a son of Kingmambo. Her dam is Slew, a daughter of Slewacide.

"She's a big filly," said Mayfield. "She looks like a colt. She's made like a colt. She's a tank."

Stakes action for Martinez

Sheza Lucky Son'so came back to win an optional claimer on turf last Thursday night at Retama, and is a candidate for the $40,000 Fiesta Mile here Oct. 14, said her trainer, Eleuterio Martinez Jr. That race is run over a mile on turf, and Sheza Lucky Son'so won under those conditions Thursday.

"She dug back in hard," said Martinez. "She really impressed me."

Sheza Lucky Son'so is stakes-placed, and one of 14 horses Martinez has stabled at Retama. His barn includes some promising young horses such as Speed Fest, a daughter of Festival of Light. She is a 2-year-old preparing for her first career start, and worked five furlongs in 1:01.60 here last Saturday.

Martinez has long developed young horses, and trained multiple stakes winner Itron as a 2-year-old, winning 7 of 8 starts with the horse in 1994. Among those wins were four stakes victories, including the $100,000 Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity.

Blinkers on for Goosey Moose?

Goosey Moose, a multiple stakes winner whose meet objective is the $100,000 Texas Hall of Fame Stakes here Oct. 14, could get an equipment change for his next start, said his trainer, Danny Pish. He is toying with putting blinkers on the horse, who finished third as the favorite in a turf allowance here Friday.

"He just seems to be going through the motions," said Pish.

Pish said he will train Goosey Moose with blinkers and see how he does, then make a decision on using the equipment in a race. Goosey Moose has won more than $300,000.

Charming Socialite won the turf allowance and is eligible for the Hall of Fame.

Sweet Idea eyes Fiesta Mile

Sweet Idea could return to Texas-bred company next month at Retama following stakes-placings against open company in stakes at Lone Star. Trainer Bret Calhoun said she is a candidate for the Fiesta Mile.

"We'll have to run against 3 and up, fillies and mares, but there's a good chance you'll see her there," said Calhoun.

The other option is the $100,000 Remington Park Oaks on Oct. 20.

"She'll point to one of those two," said Calhoun.

Sweet Idea was second by a head in both the $100,000 Stonerside and the $60,000 Lone Star Oaks. Earlier this year, she won the Sam Houston Oaks.

* A trio of well-bred juvenile fillies will make their debut in the seventh race Thursday night. Frisky River is by Coronado's Quest; Maddie Sunshine by Millennium Wind; and Club Foot Annie by Hadif.