05/24/2006 12:00AM

Cambiocorsa going long in Wishing Well


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Confirmed as the top female turf sprinter in California this year, Cambiocorsa goes long when she starts in the $62,000 Wishing Well Stakes at Hollywood Park on Friday evening.

The restricted Wishing Well, run at a mile on turf, will be Cambiocorsa's first start around two turns since she finished fifth in a first-condition allowance race for California-breds in June 2005.

Her career has changed remarkably since then.

has started eight times since that race, and has won her last six starts, all in turf sprints. The winning streak includes three stakes, including the Wishing Well Handicap at about 6 1/2 furlongs at Santa Anita in January.

The distance of Friday's Wishing Well Stakes is a concern to trainer Doug O'Neill, but a chance worth taking.

"She's relaxed so much in the last six months," he said. "If there is a time to do it, it is now."

The Wishing Well Stakes is restricted to fillies and mares that have not won a first-place purse of $60,000 at a mile or over since Nov. 15. It has drawn a strong field.

Trainer Laura de Seroux has two starters that are foreign stakes winners - Round Heels from France and Tanta Suerte from Chile.

makes her first start for trainer Dan Hendricks. The winner of the Solana Beach Handicap for statebreds at Del Mar last September, Candy Factory has not started since finishing sixth in the California Cup Distaff last November.

Trainer Bobby Frankel starts , who finished sixth as the favorite in the Grade 3 Yerba Buena Breeders' Cup Handicap at Golden Gate Fields on May 7. Owned by Gary and Mary West, Dream Lady won an allowance race at Santa Anita in March.

Cambiocorsa, 4, will set the pace. She has led throughout the six races of her winning streak, which were at about 6 1/2 furlongs at Santa Anita. In her last start, she set a quick pace and held on to win by three-quarters of a length. Jon Court, aboard for 5 of her last 6 wins, will ride.

O'Neill also starts Cyber Slew, who was third in the Irish O'Brien in March and is looking for her first stakes win in her 30th start. Cyber Slew, 6, finished sixth in the Fran's Valentine Stakes on April 30 after fighting for the early lead with runner-up Dancing Edie.

"We were inside of Dancing Edie. They both went against each other. Dancing Edie ran huge, but it took its toll on us," O'Neill said.