10/11/2006 11:00PM

Adhrhythm heads trio for Plesa

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MIAMI - Whether quality or quantity, trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. has all the bases covered when it comes to Saturday's $400,000 My Dear Girl Stakes at Calder.

Plesa will send out three of the seven starters in the finale of the filly division of the Florida Stallion Stakes, including the odds-on favorite, Adhrhythm, winner of the second leg of the series, the Susan's Girl. Plesa will also start Snow Lady, winner of the opening division of the series, the six-furlong Desert Vixen, and the lightly raced Synergy. If any of the three win the My Dear Girl, it would make Plesa just the third trainer in the 25-year history of the Stallion Stakes to sweep a division with more than one horse.

Adhrhythm, a homebred daughter of Adhocracy, finished second in her first two starts before exploding to win her maiden by 6 3/4 lengths and the Susan's Girl by 8 1/2 lengths on Sept. 2.

"She was pretty impressive winning the last one, and since the field Saturday is close to the same for the Susan's Girl, I guess I'd have to give her the edge coming into this race," said Plesa. "Needless to say, going two turns for the first time is always a concern, but if the last one had been 1 1/16 miles instead of seven furlongs, I don't think anybody would have caught her."

Leading jockey Manoel Cruz, who rode Adhrhythm for the first time in the Susan's Girl, again has the call.

Snow Lady finished a wide-running third in the Susan's Girl after registering a come-from-behind neck decision over Silkily in the Desert Vixen.

"She looks good and is doing good, and she's coming into this race 100 percent," said Plesa.

Synergy has started just twice, posting a game maiden win before finishing fourth in the Susan's Girl. A daughter of Sweetsouthernsaint, Synergy had trouble in both races.

"I'm going to give her Lasix and put blinkers on Synergy for the first time, and they should both help her," Plesa said. "So should the distance. The only thing that might hold her back is a lack of experience."

All three Plesa fillies will race uncoupled in the wagering.

Silkily has finished second in each of her last three starts, including the mile and 70-yard Brave Raj Breeders' Cup, in which she finished 2 1/2 lengths behind front-running winner Gal Wonder.

Saint Barbara, an 8 1/2-length maiden winner at Suffolk Downs in her only start, and Dantrelle Light, a restricted stakes winner on turf, both figure to force the early pace.