12/23/2005 12:00AM

Crowded last call for 3-year-olds

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Graded stakes winner Ready's Gal is one of two fillies Todd Pletcher intends to run in the Frances Genter.

MIAMI - The 2005 racing season at Calder will end with a bang next Saturday with four stakes still to be decided, including the Grade 3 Frances A. Genter Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

The 7 1/2-furlong Genter and its male counterpart, the 7 1/2-furlong Pete Axthelm Stakes, are both expected to draw large fields as the two races afford 3-year-olds their final opportunities to run against their peers before turning 4 the following day.

Trainer Todd Pletcher, who has three fillies nominated to the Genter, said he was leaning toward running both Ready's Gal and Brazilian. Ready's Gal has tailed off since winning the Grade 3 Lake George Stakes last summer at Saratoga. Brazilian won her maiden by eight lengths here in her final start at 2, returned one year later to post another eight-length allowance win in New Jersey, and will be making her stakes debut if she goes on Saturday.

Other notable nominees for the Genter are Aclassysassylassy, Champagne Ending, More Than Promised, Mountain Mombo, and the California-based Somethinaboutlaura.

Pletcher also nominated four 3-year-olds to the Axthelm, although he was leaning toward starting only Ramazutti, an up-and-coming young turf runner who has won three of his last four starts.

Local division leader Dream On Dream On can cap off a big season if he can follow his recent win in the Mel's Hope Stakes with another victory in the Axthelm. The speedy Dream On Dream On has already posted three stakes victories over his home course in 2005.

Other noteworthy names on the nomination list for the Axthelm include Lamor, a Group 1 winner in his native Brazil before being sent to trainer Bill Mott earlier this year, Network, Therecomesatiger, and Touched by Madness.

Injustice, Kuanyan, and Lilah are expected to share high weight of 119 pounds in the seven-furlong Chaposa Springs Handicap. Kuanyan is likely to be joined in the starting lineup by her stablemate, Menifeeque, both of whom are trained by Marty Wolfson, who said he would love to win the race named after his two-time Grade 1 winner.

Other potential starters are Midtown Miss, No Loores Catita, and either Malibu Mint or her stablemate, So Much More.

Like the Chaposa Springs, 119 is also the magic number for the 1 1/16-mile Stage Door Betty with Palaestra, Pitanga, and Potra Clasica all expected to start as co-highweights under 119 pounds.

Potra Clasica and Palaestra finished a half-length apart when they met for the first time earlier this month in the Charon Stakes. Pitanga, who is also nominated for the Genter, was beaten a neck by Menifeeque in the Mia's Hope Stakes on Nov. 25.