10/04/2005 11:00PM

BC Juv. Fillies: Catch My Fancy will try to punch her ticket in Frizette


Craig Dollase hopes that California shippers have the same luck this weekend at Belmont Park as they had last weekend, when Borrego and Taste of Paradise won key Grade 1 stepping-stones to the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

Dollase on Wednesday shipped the undefeated Catch My Fancy from Southern California to New York to run in Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 Frizette Stakes at one mile. The Frizette and Friday's Grade 2, $400,000 Darley Alcibiades at Keeneland are the last two major preps for the $1 million Juvenile Fillies, which will be run at Belmont on Oct. 29.

Catch My Fancy, a Florida-bred, won her maiden by five lengths at Del Mar on Aug. 28. Because she was purchased at the Barretts March sale, Catch My Fancy was eligible for the Barretts Debutante, a 6 1/2-furlong race she won by 6 1/2 lengths Sept. 17.

"She was much more composed, professional about things," Dollase said. "She passed the test. Going the mile, that'll be another test for her. She acts like she'll rate a little bit."

Dollase said he chose to run in the Frizette because it is a one-turn mile and run over the same track where the Breeders' Cup is held. "She deserves a shot to earn a ticket," Dollase said.

Jose Santos will ride Catch My Fancy in the Frizette.

Doug O'Neill is another Southern California-based trainer who will run a filly in the Frizette. His charge, however, has a much shorter trip. O'Neill's owner Paul Reddam completed a deal Monday to buy Heckuva Rush, who beat Jersey-breds by 10 1/2 lengths in her debut Sept. 17. Until Monday, Heckuva Rush had been in the Monmouth Park barn of trainer Kelly Breen.

"We were so impressed with the way she did it," O'Neill said. "She was really very quick out of the gate and still had a lot of quickness about her at the end of the race."

As many as nine juvenile fillies could go in the Frizette, including Spinaway winner Adieu, Along the Sea, Better Now, Keeneland Kat, Miss Norman, Mykindasaint, and Philanthropy Lady.

The Alcibiades drew a field of 11 who will go 1 1/16 miles around two turns. Dixie Dreamer and She Says It Best, the one-two finishers from the Pepsi Bassinet, are the only horses in the field who have won more than one race. She Says It Best, who won the Anna Fisher Debutante at Ellis Park, is the only horse in the field who has won a race longer than six furlongs.

Meanwhile, Wild Fit, who finished second as the favorite in the two-turn Oak Leaf, will still be pointed to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Trainer Jeff Mullins said he is anxious to run her around one turn again. Wild Fit won the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante around one turn. "She was too fresh," Mullins said of her Oak Leaf loss. "It was probably my fault. I trained her light. She might have bounced, too."

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas confirmed that Folklore, the Matron winner, would train up to the Juvenile Fillies.

- additional reporting by Jay Privman and Marty McGee

Juvenile Fillies Contenders
2-year-old fillies, 1 1/16 miles. Purse: $1 million.

1AdieuT. Pletcher7-2
Flattered by Matron result, as she beat Folklore in 2 of 3 meetings
2FolkloreD. W. Lukas5-2
With how she dominated Matron, she could be better than Adieu now
3RumplestiltskinA. O'Brien6-1
Impressed winning a Gr. 1 at Longchamp; a big threat if she comes
4Original SpinA. Mitchell10-1
Liked her professsionalism in her decisive Arl.-Washington Lassie win
5SensationS. Hough10-1
Is 2 for 2 at Belmont, both very fast, and very big wins; intriguing sort
6Wild FitJ. Mullins6-1
Had every chance to win a slow rendition of the Oak Leaf, and didn't
7Diamond OmiB. Baffert10-1
Game in her upset of Wild Fit in the Oak Leaf, but must improve more
8Mystery GirlC. Paasch15-1
Raised her game at Dmr; must show she can run like that elsewhere
9Catch My FancyC. Dollase12-1
Will face tougher in Frizette after winning her first two starts in SoCal
10Keeneland KatK. Breen20-1
Sorority winner has a chance to prove she's this good in the Frizette
The top 10 contenders for each of the eight Breeders' Cup races are ranked by Mike Watchmaker, who set the odds and wrote the comments. Actual Breeders' Cup fields will have up to 14 starters.