09/21/2001 11:00PM

Bay Meadows analysis for 9/24

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Best Bet: Coastal Fog (6th Race)

First Race

1. BEMSHA SWING 2. ANGEL OF HARLEM 3. ASTARINMYEYE

BEMSHA SWING hasn't faced the starter since May, but ships up to find a cozy spot for the return. If Alvarado can keep her in close range early, she should pick them up when it counts. ANGEL OF HARLEM is a definite threat to steal this thing as she moves down a notch. Chad should put his foot down early and try to open up as much as possible before they hit the lane. ASTARINMYEYE turned in a pair of sharp efforts at Cal Expo, but needs some help up front to set the table for her finish.

Second Race

1. SIYAH BEBO 2. ORLANDO'S DREAM 3. JOHNNY AVENGER

SIYAH BEBO spend the opening couple of furlongs checking out the sights, then got to work when straightened for home and was finishing nicely in the debut. If Agapito can get some early run from Mason's colt this time, he should graduate. ORLANDO'S DREAM figures to be more than fit after those last two 6-furlong moves and the son of Candi's Gold lands Fresh Frank for the introduction. He should be extra live in this spot. JOHNNY AVENGER blew a big lead last time but you have to respect the zip, while SHEERSOX vans up for some much needed class relief.

Third Race

1. WHY INDEED 2. N'ALL THAT JAZZ 3. CHIEF SWAN

WHY INDEED has been stymied of late after rattling off three straight this summer, but it hasn't been for lack of trying. He battled early inside a three-way spread down the backside in his last, managed to get loose on the turn but was run down late. This time he's drawn outside his pace competition and Baze should be able to work out a good trip. N'ALL THAT JAZZ went a strange race, as he dueled early from the outside, slipped back on the bend, then came again. Have to give this 6-for-26 gamester his props as he's made a real nice living at this starter level and will be right it in from the get-go. CHIEF SWAN chased a fast pace versus tougher to start the meet and did a fade, but his previous was a strong wire job at the fair and he helps make it difficult.

Fourth Race

1. MY KIND OF DAY 2. CHIP OF GOLD 3. EURA KING

MY KIND OF DAY comes off a pretty easy front-end score at Sacramento last month and it looks like Gonzo is sitting on the speed of the race once again. He's the only three-time victor in the field and deserves top billing. CHIP OF GOLD did a crash and burn going long on the turf, but gets back to what he does best today with R Muscle (jumping ship from King Jerry's winner) getting his first opportunity. He ran right by the top choice two back, but sat behind a battle that day to help the cause. EURA KING was offered at a discount off the Dorf's Del Mar claim and made short work of a moderate conditioned crew. He gets a confident raise now and can't be taken lightly.

Fifth Race

1. SPEEDY SAMI H 2. DELI DANCER 3. TEARS IN THE RAIN

SPEEDY SAMI H was claimed from a laughter at the fair, and note the only time she tried the local green, the result was a solid off-the-pace decision back in June. From close range with her new best friend Carr. DELI DANCER has yet to run a bad race in her three attempts for the potent Knight-Baze connection, coming away at the end of those last two scores like she was looking for bigger game. She's found that now, and there's no reason she shouldn't be able to transfer her sharp form to the grass. TEARS IN THE RAIN and IRISH DOWRY are both .333 batters who fit nicely at this level. The latter has the advantage of a local tour of the course and she returns to starter company.

Sixth Race

1. COASTAL FOG 2. PLANTING TIME 3. ICE BOX RAIDER

COASTAL FOG always wins her share and she begins a climb back up the ladder off that facile Sacramento score. Even though she won that one on the lead, there's more speed to deal with this time around, but she's shown she can be an effective stalker and the outside box gives Alvarado some options. PLANTING TIME put her last one away before they hit the half and she's apparently feeling awfully good at the moment. ICE BOX RAIDER takes a pretty big drop off a race where she had plenty of trouble out of the gate. Figures to get plenty of support as part of a 2-for-1 deal being offered by Delima.

Seventh Race

1. LA PICARA 2. MONROW 3. AIRPLANE

LA PICARA hails from the well-stocked Drysdale shedrow and showed promise in her native Chile while winning two of her four starts. Comes up to find a moderate group for the level, the barn is deadly off the vacation and there's Mr. Blanc for insurance. MONROW returned to his winning ways with a sharp decision over 25K company and it's no great leap to put this 12-time winner right in the picture over a course where she's yet to lose. She makes her own good luck by keeping the leaders in her sights and making a big move off the last bend. AIRPLANE also likes this layout with four scores and suffered some traffic troubles in that last while trying to close off some creepy-crawley fractions.

Eighth Race

1. ACTS LIKE A WINNER 2. ENTHRALLING 3. CALL TO HONOR

ACTS LIKE A WINNER squandered a huge advantage in that miler a couple of weeks ago, but banking on this shorter trip to play into his hands in a grab-bag of a nitecap. He's an in-and-outer, but his best race gets it done. ENTHRALLING got absolutely no respect at 23-1 in his debut during the fair, then went out and won like a 2-1 shot after stalking to the drive. They bring him back in the logical spot with another cozy post for tracking the speed. CALL TO HONOR has missed a lot of opportunities, and even his diploma earner came via disqualification, but's he turned in creditable efforts in this league since switching his base and has to be considered for at least a part.