07/03/2003 12:00AM

Colonial: 'Glitters' looks golden


All That Glitters, still going strong at age 9, is the one to beat in the $50,000 Buckland Stakes.

A full field of 14 fillies and mares entered the 5 1/2-furlong turf race.

All That Glitters, who drew post 1, is undefeated in two starts this year. On June 21 at Colonial Downs, the mare won the Somethingroyal Stakes by four lengths at the Buckland distance. All that Glitters has strong connections on her side in trainer Michael Trombetta, who has won with four of his seven starters at the meet, and leading rider Mario Pino.

There should be enough pace in the Buckland to flatter All That Glitters's closing kick.

Tangier Sound, Paige's Boo, Take a Look, Irish Jules, and Bettybird all possess early speed.

Scootin' Girl, the runner-up to All That Glitters in the Somethingroyal, also was entered in the Brookmeade Stakes at Colonial on Friday.

If she starts in the Buckland, Scootin' Girl looks like the biggest threat to All That Glitters. In the Somethingroyal, Scootin' Girl set a pressured pace and tired. If Scootin' Girl is rated, like she was when she won the Jenny Wade Stakes at Penn National last August, she will be more effective in this speed-laden field.

Maypole Dance's last race was a throwout - she was beaten 16 lengths in the off-the-turf The Very One at Pimlico in the slop. On her best day, Maypole Dance is a good fit with this field.

Paige's Boo ships in from Kentucky, where she has been running some good races against high-priced claimers. Although only 10 of her 30 career starts have been on the turf, she has proven quite capable on the grass with a record of 3-3-1.

If the Buckland is run on the dirt over a wet track, Edge Sweep holds an edge. An End Sweep filly, Edge Sweep won her last two, both over wet tracks at Pimlico.