01/24/2008 1:00AM

Blitzing able to adjust


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Blitzing won the Letellier Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds on the front end because she could. Blitzing will likely alter tactics in the Sunshine Millions Oaks because she should.

Her ability to come from off the pace gives Blitzing an edge in a speed-laden field entered for Saturday's $250,000 Sunshine Millions Oaks at Gulfstream Park. A field of 11 was entered for the six-furlong Oaks, but the California-bred Billie Bob was scratched after she bled in a workout and did not ship.

Blitzing, a daughter of Montbrook trained by Steve Asmussen, comes into the Oaks off back-to-back wins. In a first-level allowance race at Churchill in October, Blitzing came from off the pace to defeat American County, who came back to win and is in the Oaks as well.

Blitzing also came back to win, going gate to wire under Shaun Bridgmohan to take the Letellier Memorial, running six furlongs in 1:10.79.

Asmussen said Blitzing went to the front in that race because she had an inside post and "looked like a standout'' in the field.

"It was just get the hell out of the way,'' Asmussen said. "She'll do whatever you want. First time out she came from off the pace. Last time was the most speed we ever asked from her.''

American County, who breaks from the rail, will most likely have to flash the speed she displayed last fall when she finished second twice before eventually winning a first-level allowance on Nov. 24.

"The last race was a huge race,'' trainer Dale Romans said. "Hopefully it'll carry over. I don't like breaking from the one-hole, but we don't have a lot of choice.''

One of the main speeds in the field is Sindy Jacobson, a Florida-bred who is based in Southern California with John Sadler. Sindy Jacobson was purchased by Team Valor following her second win and in her first start she finished second to Spring Awakening, who came back to win the Cal Breeders. This race will be Sindy Jacbson's first start on conventional dirt.

"She'll handle the track fine, no problems,'' Sadler said. "We bought her after her second win and we ran in her in the Moccasin Stakes and she ran a really good race. We did have a prep race planned the first few days of Santa Anita but it didn't fill, but we feel we can train her into a race.''