07/27/2003 11:00PM

'Audible' gets call as choice

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Trainer Mark Hennig could have kept Call an Audible in Sunday's Grade 1 Go for Wand Handicap, where she would have been running for second money behind Sightseek. Instead, Hennig opted to scratch the improving filly for a decidedly softer spot, Wednesday's $52,000 feature at Saratoga, to be decided at 1 1/8 miles under third-level allowance conditions.

Call an Audible would have been among the longshots in the Go for Wand. Wednesday, she will likely be the favorite, coming off a third-place finish behind stablemate Summer Colony in Monmouth Park's Grade 3 Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Handicap.

Call an Audible finished second behind Misty Sixes as the 7-5 favorite in her only previous try at this level, at Belmont on May 18. She figures to get a perfect trip sitting just off a speed duel between Pocus Hocus and Moonlightandbeauty. Eibar Coa will have the mount.

Moonlightandbeauty registered a pair of one-sided allowance victories at Belmont before finishing third in the restricted Mt. Vernon Handicap in her last start. Trainer Richard Schosberg is hoping she will avoid an early pace battle.

"Her last race wasn't that bad considering she was running back on short notice," said Schosberg. "She's had a little more time between starts for this one."

Moonlightandbeauty breaks outside of Pocus Hocus, which Schosberg said he considers an advantage. "That will give us the option to sit back off the pace if that one wants the lead or go to the front if she takes back," he said. "It's the distance that has me the most concerned."

Rounding out the field are Passing Shot, a four-length winner of a second-level allowance race in her Belmont finale; Lady Liberty, a badly beaten fifth in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Handicap on June 21; and Kentucky invader Golden Sonata.

A stakes-caliber field of 2-year-old fillies will go 5 1/2 furlongs in a first-level allowance in Wednesday's fifth race.

Renaissance Lady, second in the Fashion and Grade 3 Debutante stakes in her last two starts, returns to the allowance ranks and will be favored under Jerry Bailey. In the Debutante at Churchill, she rallied for second behind Be Gentle.

"I want to get her a win," said D. Wayne Lukas, who trains Renaissance Lady for Bob and Beverly Lewis. "I think it's important to her at this stage. She closed well on a very good filly in her last start, and I think this race will work out nicely for her."

Renaissance Lady should get an honest pace to run at, considering the presence of the undefeated Sweet Vision and Ana's Lady Bird, along with the stakes-placed Bikini Wiggle and Dixie Waltz in the lineup.