07/08/2004 11:00PM

Angie C. fillies lack experience


AUBURN, Wash. - Eight 2-year-old fillies will vie for divisional leadership in Sunday's six-furlong Angie C. Stakes, the first stakes for the division at the Emerald Downs meeting.

None of Sunday's Angie C. contestants have won more than a maiden race, so much of the attention will likely be focused on the field's two maiden special weight winners, Charming Colleen and Rosieontop.

Charming Colleen, a strapping daughter of Charismatic who races for owner Frank Gaunt, won at first asking on June 20 when she drew away to score by three lengths, going five furlongs in 57.40 under Gallyn Mitchell. Charming Colleen, a $32,000 graduate of last October's Barretts sale, is trained by Aubrey Villyard.

Trained by Steve Bullock, Rosieontop ran second against maiden special weight company on May 15, then came back to graduate by a neck at the same level on June 3, when she got 4 1/2 furlongs in 51.40 seconds. A bargain $1,300 purchase as a weanling at the 2002 Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association winter sale, Rosieontop is by He's Tops and races for Dunn Bar Ranch. Leading rider Ricky Frazier gets the mount.

Queenledo, a debut winner at the maiden $40,000 level June 25, also figures to attract considerable support. A daughter of Slewdledo from the barn of trainer Tim McCanna, Queenledo scored by 1 3/4 lengths over Free the Eagle, running five furlongs in 59.00.

Sunday's quality-laden card also includes a trio of optional $40,000 claiming events that have attracted stakes-quality fields. The fourth race, a six-furlong race for 3-year-olds, will mark the return of Sundance Circle, who was named the top juvenile at the track last year.