02/27/2009 12:00AM

Cammy's Choice may be clear


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Despite a less-than-ideal trip that led to her needing stitches in a leg, Cammy's Choice was still talented enough to finish second to the ultra-consistent By the Light in the Soft Morning Stakes in her last visit to New York.

With a better trip, the prospect of an off track, and without By the Light to contend with, Cammy's Choice could very well be the right choice in Sunday's $65,000 Broadway Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares at Aqueduct.

The Broadway, run at six furlongs, drew a field of six, including the entry of Lights Off Annie and Main Street.

In the Soft Morning, Cammy's Choice was stuck inside for most of the trip and in the stretch. According to trainer Edward Lehman, she got "cut up pretty good," in a leg, requiring stitches. Still, when Cammy's Choice got off the rail, she was trying to get to By the Light, but had to settle for second, beaten a length.

"That horse that beat us is a nice horse and probably was going to beat us anyway, but it might have been a horse race to the wire," Lehman said.

Lehman said the stitches didn't compromise his filly's training, because she wasn't going to do much for three weeks anyway. Cammy's Choice has breezed twice for the Broadway, and Lehman is pleased with how she's doing coming into the race.

"The filly's training great, she's really, really doing good - no excuses," Lehman said.

Though folks around these parts will be happy to turn the calendar to March on Sunday, the weather forecast calls for a mixed bag of rain, sleet, and snow. Though Cammy's Choice is 2 for 2 on wet tracks, Lehman said he would prefer a fast track.

Lehman believes Cammy's Choice is better with a target, and she should have several in front of her. Megadeed, who finished third behind Cammy's Choice in the Soft Morning, came back to win a first-level open allowance Feb. 11 in front-running fashion. She will break from the rail Sunday.

Lights Off Annie failed to carry her speed a mile and now is cutting back to six furlongs, the distance of her previous three races - all front-running wins. She will be coupled with Main Street, who is likely to be coming from off the pace under Ramon Dominguez.

Salt Water Reign is 4 for 7 over the inner track, including two straight off-the-pace victories, one in the slop. Anna Napravnik rides from post 5.

Longshot Let's Fly Away completes the field.