10/25/2001 11:00PM

Beulah: Lady Cherie looms large

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GROVE CITY, Ohio - Lady Cherie looks like a standout in a field of nine Ohio-bred fillies and mares in Sunday's $45,000 Bobbie Bricker Memorial Handicap at Beulah Park.

Lady Cherie enters the 1 1/16-mile Bricker off a second-place finish in the $75,000 Best of Ohio Distaff here on Oct. 8. She was beaten 4 1/2 lengths after a wide trip in the 1 1/8-mile race. Lady Cherie, a 4-year-old daughter of Al Sabin, is a multiple stakes winner who has a record of 9-4-1 from 19 starts. She is trained by Michael Nance and has earned $310,700.

Left Lane Lorrain, who will be coupled with Lady Cherie in the wagering, is the only other multiple stakes winner in the field, having scored in two statebred filly sprint stakes. Left Lane Lorrain races with Lasix for the first time on Sunday.

Nance, who also trains Left Lane Lorrain, has named Julio Felix to ride both Lady Cherie and Left Lane Lorrain, both of whom are owned by M. Y. Stable Inc.

Special Appeal looks to have the best chance of upsetting the entry in the Bricker. A 3-year-old daughter of Stalwars, Special Appeal finished third in the Best of Ohio Distaff in her last start, beaten 7 3/4 lengths for second by Lady Cherie. She is trained by L. A. Palacios and Ivan Gonzalez has the mount.