Private Terms, one of two highly regarded 3-year-olds trained by Charlie Hadry, is scheduled to pursue his fourth straight victory in Monday's $100,000-added General George Stakes at Laurel. And Wayne Lukas, America's top trainer the last four years, intends to stop him.
Lukas said he will send Dynaformer from New York for the one-mile race, won in recent years by Templar Hill, Broad Brush and Roo Art. A son of Roberto, Dynaformer placed second to 2-year-old champion Forty Niner in his 1987 debut, then won two of his next five starts. In his lone race of 1988, Dynaformer won a 1 1/16-mile allowance race at Aqueduct as the even-money favorite.
"He's a horse who's going to get a route of ground," Lukas said from California. "We feel he merits a chance, and the General George is a good spot for him."
Another Lukas product, the speedy mare Pine Tree Lane, was made 123-pound highweight for Sunday's $125,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel but is not expected to compete. Spring Beauty, who upset Pine Tree Lane in last year's Fritchie, was assigned 116 pounds; Willowy Mood, the 1986 Fritchie winner, received 117.
Caporetto, a 7-year-old trained by Bernie Hughes, equaled Laurel's 1 3/16-mile track record of 1:57 in winning a starter allowance race Monday. Wings Protege set the original mark in Nov. 11, 1972.