10/23/2003 11:00PM

Chilling Effect has found an ideal spot


STICKNEY, Ill. - Trainer Chris Block has sent out a slew of turf winners at the Hawthorne meet, and in Hawthorne's featured ninth race Sunday he has put Chilling Effect in a spot to win another.

Chilling Effect is one of 12 horses entered in a one-mile, third-level allowance race with a $35,000 claiming option. A few horses here sport form on the upswing, but Chilling Effect has won three out of her last five starts, and beat a solid field of second-level allowance horses in her last race.

This period of winning diverges from Chilling Effect's overall career: She has flashed talent for a couple seasons, but only this past summer put together a run of consistency. If it has carried over to the Hawthorne meet, Chilling Effect should win again. Void of early speed, Chilling Effect sits at the back of the field and comes with a slingshot stretch run. Carlos Marquez has ridden Chilling Effect in all three of her recent wins, and clearly understands how to time her move.

A possible alternative to the chalky Chilling Effect is Church's Out, an Illinois-bred filly who has significantly raised her game since moving to grass last month at Arlington.

Church's Out cruised to a 4 1/4-length win in a second-level statebred allowance race here Oct. 2 and may be going well enough to make the move into open competition.

* Coach Jimi Lee worked five furlongs here in 1:01.60 on Friday morning. Trainer Jimmy DiVito is considering shipping him to Churchill for an open allowance race early next month, and said he plans to campaign Coach Jimi Lee in Gulfstream Park sprint stakes this winter.

* Thursday's pick six, on races 3 through 8, paid $19.20 for two - that's right, two - winners. Cyber Stock started the sequence paying $13.80 in the third race. He was followed by winners that paid $35.60, $35,80, $11.40, and $13 before Sweep Sweep closed the sequence, paying $30.60 in the eighth race.