12/28/2006 12:00AM

Against the Law looks tough


Bragging rights as top 2-year-old female at Turf Paradise is up for grabs in the $40,000 Arizona Juvenile Fillies, and in all likelihood the path to the top of the heap goes through Against the Law. Six others will take on Against the Law, the likely favorite, going 6 1/2 furlongs.

Trained by Dan McFarlane, Against the Law comes into the Juvenile Fillies riding a four-race winning streak. She won her maiden easily at Fairplex in September, was freshened, then came to Turf Paradise and rattled off three stakes victories. In her last start, she won the To the Post by five lengths. This will be her toughest assignment, however.

Staten Island has posted two straight local wins. She rallied smartly to win the filly division of the Arizona Breeders' Futurity on Dec. 9.

Torrance finished third and then second behind Against the Law in the La Paz and To the Post. Since her last race on Dec. 11 she has posted a bullet six-furlong work in 1:12.20.

It's a Sultry Song comes off two powerful victories, albeit against weaker. She rallied to beat maiden claimers by 3 1/4 lengths on Nov. 19 and then powered home to beat $10,000 claimers by nine lengths. Sultry Song appears to have blossomed and can't be overlooked despite the class hike.

Mego was very impressive in October, beating allowance foes and winning the restricted ATBA Sales Stakes. Mego then shipped to Zia Park to try the New Mexico Juvenile Filly, but faltered after making a threatening move into the lane. The return to Turf Paradise may get her back on track.