OCEANPORT, N.J. &ndash; Charlie Assimakopoulos is the private trainer for his family&rsquo;s Yasou Stable Trust, perennially one of the most successful outfits at Suffolk Downs.Assimakopoulos will be leaving home base Friday with the unbeaten Shoppers Return. They will hit the road for a second&#45;level optional $40,000 claimer for fillies and mares, the $82,000 feature at Monmouth Park.A 4&#45;year&#45;old, Shoppers Return did not debut until June 19 at Suffolk, where she rallied to score a two&#45;length victory.&ldquo;She had some ankle problems,&rdquo; Assimakopoulos said. &ldquo;We had to work on her and it took a long time to get her ready.&rdquo;Some horses struggle with the transition from the maiden ranks to facing winners for the first time. Not Shoppers Return, a commanding 7 1/2&#45; length winner in a first&#45;level allowance at Suffolk on July 5 with Hector G. Ramos aboard once again.&ldquo;She went right through the next level easy,&rdquo; Assimakopoulos said. &ldquo;The first race, she had a few problems because she never had dirt in her face and never got started until real late in the race. The next race, the rider said was a 100 percent improvement.&rdquo;After two wins in New England, it&rsquo;s on to the Jersey Shore and the big purses this summer at Monmouth. The first&#45;level allowance was worth $16,586 at Suffolk. At $82,000, the Monmouth allowance feels like a jump into a stakes.&ldquo;She&rsquo;s doing real good right now and deserves a shot with the big girls down there,&rdquo; Assimakopoulos said. &ldquo;She showed she deserves a shot.&rdquo;Shoppers Return landed the rail in the nine&#45;horse field.&ldquo;I would have rather come out of the five&#45;hole and stalked the horses in front of her,&rdquo; Assimakopoulos said. &ldquo;The rider will have to come out of there and see if he can get position, and then just ride her.&rdquo;Ramos has the return call.&ldquo;He&rsquo;s been on the horse since Day One,&rdquo; Assimakopoulos said. &ldquo;He likes the horse so much, he gets on even to gallop her.&rdquo;In keeping with the New England theme, Tim Hills also sends out Catch a Thief, a 3&#45;year&#45;old who has won 2 of 3 starts.A native of Nashua, N.H., Hills left New England for Monmouth in the mid 1990s. Five Grand Girl owns the top Beyer Speed Figure in the field, a 94 rung up most recently in a first&#45;level allowance here for trainer Rick Dutrow.