11/11/2002 12:00AM

Aqueduct: Beautiful America wires field


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Beautiful America rocketed to a front-running, six-length victory in the $125,000 Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct, effectively clinching honors as the New York-bred champion juvenile filly.

The victory under Jose Santos was the fourth in five starts for Beautiful America, a daughter of Dixie Brass owned by Chester and Mary Broman. Her only loss came against males in the New York Breeders' Futurity at Finger Lakes.

Beautiful America ($2.80) covered six furlongs in 1:10.41 - .60 faster than Grey Comet's final time winning the Great White Way division. Hanselina finished second, five lengths ahead of The Name Was Gone.

"I thought she'd win, but not that easy," said trainer Mike Hernandez. Hernandez probably will run Beautiful America in the $275,000 Great State Challenge Juvenile Fillies at Sam Houston Park in Texas.

In other stallion stakes:

* Grey Comet, under Santos, led every step of the way to win the $125,000 Great White Way Stakes for juveniles by 1 1/2 lengths over Ruby's Pro, who finished 3 1/2 lengths ahead of stablemate Polish Jewel.

Grey Comet is now 2 for 2. He will most likely make his next start in the $75,000 Damon Runyon on Dec. 15.

* Lovely Amanda, beaten a head in the Perfect Arc Stakes last year, rallied along the rail under John Velazquez to win this year's $100,000 Perfect Arc by one-half length. Dat You Miz Blue and Wootie dead-heated for second.

* Haggs Castle, far back early, split horses in upper stretch and powered home to a 2 3/4-length victory over Chasin' Wimmin in the $100,000 Cormorant Stakes. It was a head back to No White Flags in third. Trial Prep, the 9-5 favorite, finished last in his turf debut.