03/19/2005 12:00AM

Adreamisborn wins Grade 3 Stanford


SAN MATEO, Calif. - Adreamisborn ($4.60), part of a three-horse entry and one of four horses saddled by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, got a ground-saving trip and first run on Night Bokbel to win the Grade 3 $113,750 Stanford Breeders' Cup Handicap at Bay Meadows on Saturday.

Adreamisborn sat in midpack in the 1 1/16-mile turf race. He remained on the rail most of the trip and finally got room in the lane when he spurted forward and grabbed the lead.

Night Bokbel, well off the pace moved into contention on the second turn. When it became apparent he would get no room inside, he shifted four wide and made his move just as Adreamisborn was making his.

Adreamisborn got the lead and held on under an aggressive ride by Russell Baze despite drifting out a bit late. The winning margin was a head in the race run in 1:46.28 on a soft Longden Turf Course.

"When he made the lead, he started jacking around," Baze said. "He drifted out and almost bothered (Yougottawanna), but once that horse came up to him and he saw him, he dug back in and I knew we'd hold him off to the wire."

Night Bokbel's rider Luis Jauregui said he had no excuses.

"I wanted to save ground, but I could see nothing was going to open up so I swung him out. He kicked nicely. The only thing was he ran green down the lane," Jauregui said.

Hollendorfer, who also saddled fourth-place finisher Gold Ruckus, fifth-place finisher Yougottawanna and Congressionalhonor, who was pulled up, said, "I hate running four in a race, but off deserved to be in there."

Hollendorfer said he would consider Adreamisborn for Grade 2 San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile on April 23.

"He's doing good," Hollendorfer said of the winner. "He won a big race before (the Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs) and won a big race here. There was plenty of competition. I think he's good on both (turf and dirt). I wouldn't have been disappointed if they'd taken it off the turf."

Adreamisborn earned $68,750 to lift his career earnings to $385,430 with his sixth victory in 21 starts.