10/20/2005 11:00PM

BC Juv. Fillies: Chicago filly excites Bailey

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Original Spin works five furlongs in 1:00.06 at Belmont Friday under Jerry Bailey, who said after the drill: 'I like what I felt.'

ELMONT, N.Y. - Jerry Bailey is projected to ride as many as four favorites on Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships card. One horse he will ride that could offer value is Original Spin in the $1 million Juvenile Fillies.

But after guiding Original Spin through a strong five-furlong workout Friday morning at Belmont Park - and then watching a tape of her last race - Bailey is pumped up about her chances.

With rain forecast throughout the weekend, the connections of Original Spin moved the filly's work up to Friday from Sunday. Working by herself, and equipped with a set of red blinkers, Original Spin went five furlongs in 1:00.06, according to Daily Racing Form. She shaded 12 seconds for her final eighth.

"The idea was to let her finish - not let her go too fast early - and I thought she finished really well," Bailey said.

After the work, Bailey went to his agent's home to view some replays of horses he will ride in the Breeders' Cup. One race that stood was out was Original Spin's off-the-pace victory in the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Lassie on Sept. 18.

"It was pretty impressive; she certainly did not have a smooth trip in the Lassie," Bailey said. "She got slammed leaving there and then Gary [Stevens] and Ex Caelis got the jump on her, opened four or five, and she came out and around and ran her down, so the Lassie Stakes was visually very impressive. Put that together with what I thought was a pretty good work, and I'm excited about her. I realize she's meeting stiffer competition, but I like what I felt, I like what I saw."

Original Spin, an Illinois-bred daughter of Distorted Humor, is 2 for 2. She beat open company in her debut at Arlington on Million Day (Aug. 13) before coming from off the pace to win the Lassie, a one-turn mile race.

Sherri Boland-Mitchell is overseeing the training of Original Spin for her husband, trainer Tony Mitchell. Boland-Mitchell broke Original Spin and told her husband that Original Spin could be special.

After Friday, Bailey would concur.

* Ann Summers Gold, a maiden based in Europe, was withdrawn from the Juvenile Fillies because of "a slight muscle pull," trainer Brian Meehan told the Racing Post.