06/15/2005 12:00AM

Anderson to bring top local juvenile talent together


Golden Gate Fields' next generation of stars will be in the spotlight Saturday in the $75,000 Malcolm Anderson for 2-year-olds.

The five-furlong race, the lone 2-year-old stakes of the spring meeting, will have at least nine runners, including the filly Outta Candy, trained by Ellen Jackson.

Cause to Believe, Don Jaun Con, I Dream of Genius, and Toss the Pearls, all coming off victories, should make the race an interesting one.

Also expected to run are stakes-placed June's Prince; Tiza Royal Cat, who won northern California's first baby race; the $120,000 sales purchase Cousins Lew, who will make his racing debut; and From Above, who has yet to hit the board in two starts.

Cause to Believe has run the fastest 4 1/2 furlongs of the year here. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is opting to run him, and will keep the talented filly Hystericalady, a $125,000 yearling purchase who ran what may have been the most impressive 2-year-old race of the year at Golden Gate Fields, on the sidelines.

I Dream of Genius beat Cause to Believe on May 19 when both made their debuts.

Inaugural turf work at Santa Rosa

Trainer Steve Specht, who sent his 3-year-old maiden Johnny McArthy to Santa Rosa to be the first horse to work on the track's new turf course Tuesday, said the course seemed to be in very good shape.

"It looked good," said Specht, who lives in Santa Rosa. "He had no trouble getting hold of it, and no clods seemed to be flying up."

Because there was no clocker in attendance, it was not recorded as an official work. Specht said the work was slow, with the maiden only asked a bit at the finish.

"This horse had never been on the turf, and I asked the rider to take it easy, but he went to another extreme," Specht said.

Specht, who plans to enter Johnny McArthy in a turf race on closing day at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday, said he used an exercise rider.

Fair officials "were hoping I'd bring a regular rider to get his input on the course, but no one could come," Specht said.

Lost in the Fog back home

Lost in the Fog returned home to Golden Gate Fields from Belmont Park on Tuesday in good shape.

The Greg Gilchrist-trained 3-year-old colt remained a perfect 7 for 7 by winning the Grade 2 Riva Ridge. He has never run a Beyer Speed Figure lower than 102 in his career.

Golden Gate Fields had planned a special Lost in the Fog promotion Saturday to celebrate the victory. Gilchrist had reluctantly agreed to parade the colt in front of the grandstand between races, but plans fell through.

On opening weekend here, the popular colt attracted more than 6,000 fans, many of whom lined four deep at the paddock and later at the winner's circle when he won the Golden Bear Breeders' Cup.

Claimers step up in feature

Eight runners will compete in Friday's Golden Gate Fields feature, a six-furlong, first-level allowance race.

The race features several sharp claimers stepping up, as well as the Chilean-bred Tinquilco, who will be making his second start for Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally since arriving in the United States.

Tinquilco, a stakes winner in his native country, ran fifth, fading late in his U.S. debut at 6 1/2 furlongs at Hollywood Park on May 15. He has worked steadily since then.

The unbeaten No Wheels, who won his debut for an $8,000 claiming price and then was claimed by leading trainer Hollendorfer from a sharp $12,500 claiming win, will make his third start after going wire to wire in both victories.

No Wheels will be harder-pressed Friday, with Harry Bailey, who has also won two straight, drawn outside him.

Harry Bailey, who won a $40,000 starter allowance and then was dropped in for $10,000, where he was claimed by Billy Morey, has won three of his past four starts.

Targetofoportunity and Captain Dennis also come into the race off victories. Targetofoportunity recently graduated in a $50,000 maiden claimer at Hollywood Park, while Captain Dennis just won a $40,000 starter allowance race here.