12/27/2003 12:00AM

Barn's list of good fillies keeps growing


ALBANY, Calif. - An embarrassment of riches.

That could well describe the situation among the fillies in the barn of Jerry Hollendorfer, the leading trainer at Golden Gate Fields.

Hollendorfer has Lacie Girl, who was the best female sprinter in northern California through most of the year. Wildwood Flower and Bending Strings, the two best 2-year-old fillies on the grounds, are also in his stable. They are both being pointed to starts at Santa Anita. He also has stakes-placed Secret Corsage, who was one of the favorites in Saturday's Corte Madera Stakes.

Monday, he sends out two more fillies with good potential: Marwood and first-timer Aunt Beth in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden race that attracted seven 3-year-old fillies.

Marwood was eighth as the favorite in her Nov. 13 debut that was won by $200,000 purchase Runaway Mother. Marwood broke slowly, getting in immediate trouble as she was squeezed off. She ran evenly, and has worked well since.

Aunt Beth, a $175,000 Keeneland yearling purchase, has a solid series of drills for her debut. She has bullets at three and four furlongs, and has a pair of bullet works at six furlongs in her past two morning works - a 1.13.40 gate drill in the mud on Dec. 13 and a 1:11 move on Dec. 19 that was the best of 20 works at the distance.

The two seemingly tower over their rivals, although Sidestepping, who was third in the mud in her Dec. 5 debut, earned a better Beyer than Marwood did in her only start.

None of the five with racing experience has shown much early speed, which could make Aunt Beth a wire-to-wire threat.

Aisle Light, the other first-timer in the field, does have a pair of bullet drills, a half-mile gate drill on Sept. 8 and five-furlong work on Oct. 15.

Lafayette field taking shape

Long Gone Con, third in the Forty Niner, will probably pass the $75,000-added Lafayette Handicap on New Year's Day. Southern Image, the Malibu winner on opening day at Santa Anita, was nominated for the race. Hollendorfer said he would likely start graded stakes winner Cappuchino and Lethal Instrument and is also considering Gold Ruckus.

Eight Cal-bred fillies and mares were nominated for Saturday's $100,000 Work the Crowd Handicap at one mile. Two of the nominees, Bartok's Blithe and Princess V., were entered in last Saturday's Grade 1 La Brea at Santa Anita, but Princess V. was scratched.

* Jockey Chad Schvaneveldt was fined $100 for failure to fulfill his riding engagement aboard Perfectpurrfection in Friday's fourth race. She finished fifth under Alfredo Miranda.