10/19/2001 12:00AM

BC Distaff: Exogenous: Her father's daughter


ELMONT, N.Y. - The death of Unbridled on Friday was particularly poignant to those here at Belmont Park, where Unbridled won the 1990 Breeders' Cup Classic, and where his daughter Exogenous and granddaughter Unbridled Elaine will attempt to win

the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff on Oct. 27.

Exogenous, according to trainer Scotty Schulhofer, is typical of most offspring of Unbridled. They are large, lanky horses, reflective of their sire, and they tend to improve as they get older and the distances of their races increase.

"She's long, lean, and lanky," Schulhofer said. "She's a pretty big filly. She's a typical Unbridled. They come around late. She's just starting to fill out. She's a sweatheart, too."

Schulhofer said the key to riding Exogenous is that she cannot be rushed early. "She's got speed, but you need to be patient," he said. "She's ready to do anything you want her to do."

In California, trainer Julio Canani continues to be impressed with the progress made by Tranquility Lake since she was upset in the Yellow Ribbon Invitational. "She's doing super, super," Canani said.

Tranquility Lake has won 11 of 26 starts, and has finished first or second in all six of her races this year, including a victory on dirt in the Clement Hirsch Handicap at Del Mar. "I can't believe they have her at 10-1," Canani said. "Every horse got beat in their last start. Flute got beat. Some cucaracha won at Keeneland," Canani said, referring to Miss Linda, who won the Spinster Stakes at 21-1.

Tranquility Lake is scheduled to work at Santa Anita on Monday and fly here Tuesday.

Another Californian, Lady's Secret Handicap winner Queenie Belle, already has arrived at Belmont Park, and will have her final Distaff workout on Monday. Critical Eye is scheduled to work Sunday at Aqueduct, Spain will work Sunday at Belmont Park, and Exogenous will work Sunday or Monday at Belmont.

Michael Dickinson, the trainer of Fleet Renee, reported that his filly worked a half-mile in 54.40 seconds on Wednesday at his Tapeta Farm in Maryland. She will work again on Tuesday, and travel to Belmont Park on Friday, Dickinson said. All Breeders' Cup horses must be on the grounds by Friday afternoon.

Fleet Renee has not raced since finishing third in the Gazelle Handicap on Sept. 8. Dickinson said it would have been too difficult to run her in the Gazelle, the Beldame on Oct. 6, and the Distaff. "It's tough to do all three," he said Friday.

The Distaff field is Atelier (Edgar Prado riding), Critical Eye (Jorge Chavez), Exogenous (Javier Castellano), Fleet Renee (John Velazquez), Flute (Jerry Bailey), Miss Linda (Richard Migliore), Pompeii (Gary Stevens), Queenie Belle (Brice Blanc), Spain (Victor Espinoza), Starrer (Chris McCarron), Tranquility Lake (Eddie Delahoussaye), Two Item Limit (Alex Solis), and Unbridled Elaine (Pat Day.)