06/04/2001 12:00AM

Bay Meadows: Brite Girl pays off


SAN MATEO, Calif. - Brite Girl, a recent $40,000 claim by trainer Brian Koriner, posted a convincing length victory in the $56,075 Sunnyvale Handicap for fillies and mares at Bay Meadows.

Phaenna, the 4-5 favorite, set the pace in the six-furlong Sunnyvale, but was under constant pressure from 16-1 Selector. Brite Girl, ridden by Jason Lumpkins, moved up to challenge on the final turn and took the lead near the quarter pole. Selector responded and went with her, finishing second by four lengths, as Phaenna stopped badly and finished fourth. Aloha Mangos was up to finish third by a half-length.

Brite Girl ($7.60) ran the distance in 1:09.63 and earned $27,950 in her 17th career victory.