07/10/2006 11:00PM

Youngsters at their best


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - The 2-year-olds Be a Resident and Wrenice put on a show during Stars of Texas Day last Saturday at Lone Star Park, turning in two of the most impressive performances on a program of six restricted stakes. Each won a division of the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes, and each earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure.

Be a Resident remained undefeated in three starts when he withstood pace pressure en route to a 1 1/4-length win, covering the 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03.92. For his effort, he earned a Beyer Figure of 83. Earlier in the meet, Be a Resident had won a trial race and a $100,000 division of the Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity.

In each of his races, Be a Resident has been pressured, and he found himself between rivals in the Stallion Stakes.

"For a young horse that's run two times, that's a tough spot to be in," said Bret Calhoun, who trains Be a Resident. "A lot of them won't take that position. They back out of it. He seems to thrive on it.

"He's been hooked every time, inside, outside. He's just looked them in the eye and when the time comes, he's just drawn off. For a horse of his age and experience to show the amount of talent he's shown and the heart that he's shown, that's what makes the good ones."

Calhoun said no definite plans have been set for Be a Resident's next start.

"I know there's a lot of options in this part of the country," Calhoun said. "He's got the Stallion Stakes race in October at Retama, and then the El Joven is run over there, and there's a $50,000 [stakes] at Remington. If we don't go in that direction, we could put him on the trail of the Arlington-Washington [Futurity]. I know what's out there, but I really don't know yet what we're going to do next."

The $125,000 colts and geldings division of the Texas Stallion Stakes will be run at six furlongs Oct. 14. The El Joven, at a mile on turf with a $100,000 purse, is Sept. 2. The $50,000 Clever Trevor at Remington is at six furlongs on Sept. 4. The Grade 3, $200,000 Arlington-Washington Breeders' Cup Futurity is at a mile at Arlington Park on Sept. 10.

Wrenice possible for Silver Spur

Wrenice set a pressured pace and drew off to a 6 1/4-length win in the fillies division of the Stallion Stakes. She covered the 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.13 and earned a Beyer Figure of 80.

"That was a good way to break a maiden," said Randy Mayfield, who trains Wrenice. "That was awesome."

Wrenice came into the Stallion Stakes following a runner-up finish in the $111,000 fillies division of the Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity.

"She's a nice filly," said Mayfield. "I've liked her from the get-go, after about the second time I worked her."

Mayfield said Wrenice will be considered for the $65,000 Silver Spur Breeders' Cup for 2-year-old fillies at Lone Star on July 22. Long-term, she will be pointed for the $125,000 fillies division of the Texas Stallion Stakes at six furlongs at Retama on Oct. 14.

Mayfield will be based at Retama following the close of the Lone Star meet on July 23.

Pass the Biscuits taking on Lucky Bid

Pass the Biscuits and Lucky Bid are among the top contenders in the featured eighth race on Thursday night, an optional claimer over one mile. Others in the competitive field include C H Seon and Private Fight.

Pass the Biscuits, an eight-time winner, is the most accomplished member of the field. His latest score came in an optional claimer at this distance at Lone Star on June 3. He and Lucky Bid, who won a first-level allowance here May 11, could both get stalking trips behind the quick Play the Chime and C H Seon.