10/15/2004 11:00PM

Bravo wouldn't trade Lady's Room


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Joe Bravo loves where he's sitting in the Tuesday afternoon feature at The Meadowlands Racetrack.

Bravo, eight times the leading rider at the Big M, has the mount on Lady's Room in the $51,000 allowance race for New Jersey-bred fillies and mares going six furlongs.

"If I had any horse to pick in the race, I would definitely stay on the horse that I'm on," said Bravo.

The race marks the third straight time Bravo rides Lady's Room for trainer Michael Maker. They teamed to win their first collaboration and finished a closing second last time out.

"They've done a great job developing this horse," said Bravo. "I feel she ran an even better race the second time when she got beat. I just feel the filly getting more mature and learning how to run. Now she's enjoying the game."

ran 72 Beyer Speed Figures in her last two starts, making her one of the most consistent runners in the race. Overall, she has won twice in 12 starts and is in the most consistent form of her young career.

Running style also gives Lady's Room an advantage in this spot. The race is loaded with speed, and Lady's Room has shown the ability to rate. Bravo will likely have Lady's Room in prime stalking position to pounce on any of the speeds who falter in what should be a contested pace.

"It looks like the race should suit her," said Bravo.

New Castle Lady is one of the prominent speed horses in the race. She has a front-running score four starts back at Monmouth Park and has been a prominent pace factor in the last three times in this non-winners-of-two-other-than allowance level.

, trained by Mary Hartman, reunites with apprentice jockey Rajiv Maragh, who was aboard two starts back when she finished second.

Satiate and Amongtheprivileged were both allowance winners last time out.

Satiate, trained by Russell Cash, perked up in her last two races upon returning to sprints. She won last time at the close of a prolonged duel. Eibar Coa will ride.

drew the rail following a front-running victory in the mud. She has been on an upward curve since dropping down to a $6,250 claimer in mid-July at Philadelphia Park. Richard Bracho rides for trainer Patricia Farro.

Formal and Fancy, Minor's Gold, and Beautiful East complete the field.

First post for the nine-race card is 1:10 p.m.