09/18/2002 11:00PM

Your Out takes the plunge on turf

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Seven stakes share the card with the Classic on Maryland Million Day at Pimlico Saturday.

The $100,000 Ladies, a 1 1/8-mile turf race, has some intrigue as it has attracted Obeah winner Your Out, who has never raced on the grass. In July, Your Out came within a neck of beating Summer Colony, the top older filly or mare on the East Coast, in the Grade 3 Delaware Handicap.

Graham Motion, who trains Your Out, a daughter of Allen's Prospect, said he would be delighted if the race was rained off the turf but he would run her either way.

"I'm going in cold turkey; I haven't trained her on the grass," Motion said. "I thought she might handle it, and it's a tremendous opportunity for her to run with restricted company."

Craig Perret is named to ride Your Out, who drew post 4.

The $100,000 Turf brings together the winners of the last three runnings of the race: Elberton (2001), Cynics Beware (2000), and Private Slip (1999).

Le Reine's Terms, shooting for his fifth consecutive stakes win, is the horse to beat in the 1 1/8-mile Turf. Trained by Lawrence Murray, La Reine's Terms had a tough trip in last year's Turf and finished seventh as the favorite.

Whether the race is on the turf or dirt, My Request should be a factor. Trained by Richard Dutrow Jr., My Request was a big winner in a $80,000 claimer in the slop at Saratoga last month. A 5-year-old Norquestor gelding, My Request also has good form on the grass.

Jockey Richard Migliore, in town to ride Duckhorn, the favorite in the Classic, has the mount on My Request, who drew post 3.

Migliore has another live mount in one of the weaker races on the card, the 1 1/16-mile Oaks, which drew six runners. Migliore rides Madame X Ski, a New York shipper trained by Jimmy Jerkens. A daughter of Polish Numbers, Madame X Ski won the Caesar's Wish at Pimlico on April 20 in her last start.

The $100,000 Distaff features last year's winner, Case of the Blues, a daughter of In Case. Trained by Tony Dutrow at Laurel Park, Case of the Blues makes her first start since April 20. Last year, she won the six-furlong Distaff on the heels of a three-month layoff.

Mario Pino rides Case of the Blues, a closer who drew the rail and carries 120 pounds as the highweight.

The $100,000 Sprint drew a field of 13. Among the main contenders in the six-furlong Sprint are Summer Swing, the 120-pound highweight, Deer Run, Graze, and He's a Knockout.

The other two stakes are for 2-year-olds, the $100,000 Lassie and $100,000 Nursery.