11/16/2001 12:00AM

Anzillero heads Premio Roma


The Premio Roma at the Capannelle on Sunday, Europe's final Group 1 race of the year, has drawn 15 runners, but only one of those, the German invader Anzillero, has won at the highest level.

Since his victory in the Deutschland-Preis on July 22, Anzillero, a 4-year-old son of Law Society, has finished a dull 13th in the Arc, in which his Roma rival Little Rock was sixth. This is a difficult bit of form to figure, as the Michael Stoute-trained Little Rock was ninth behind Anzillero in the Deutschland-Preis. The 1 1/4 miles of the Roma may favor Anzillero, but Little Rock does better on the predicted heavy ground.

Others to consider are Italian Derby runner-up Falbrav and Altieri, a course and distance winner at the listed level who was third to Kutub in the Gran Premio del Jockey Club on Oct. 21.

o Sunline will not defend her Hong Kong Mile title at Sha Tin next month. Her anticipated Dec. 16 rematch with Hong Kong champ Fairy King Prawn was snuffed when trainer Trevor McKee pulled Sunline out of the $1.8 million contest on Thursday. Fairy King Prawn is expected to face Forbidden Apple and French Group 1 winners Slickly and Mount Abu in the Mile.