11/15/2007 12:00AM

Dattts Awesome looks in right spot at Laurel

EmailDattts Awesome didn't run very well as the 5-2 favorite in her last start, finishing sixth of 11 in a second-level allowance at the Meadowlands. But the classy company she was keeping before that flop and the drop into Maryland-bred competition may be enough to make her the filly to beat in Saturday's $50,000 All Brandy Stakes at Laurel Park.

The All Brandy, a 1 1/8-mile turf race, drew a field of 10 statebred fillies and mares.

Dattts Awesome's best race of the season may have been two starts ago, when she finished second by a neck in the nine-furlong Twin Lights Stakes at Monmouth Park.

Bacht, the horse who beat her that day, came back to run second in the Grade 3 Valley View at Keeneland. The fourth-place finisher, Oh Deanne O, returned to win an allowance at Belmont Park with a Beyer Speed Figure of 86.

"She's had some rough trips in the past, and she needs some pace to run at," said Mark Hennig, Dattts Awesome's trainer. "That cost her winning her last start. We're hoping the race stays on the turf."

Dattts Awesome, a 3-year-old based in New Jersey, will be trying to run down Beau's Trip, who just missed in the $190,000 Maryland Million Ladies a month ago.

The concern with Beau's Trip, a 5-year-old trained by James Murphy, is her tendency to weaken in the late stages. She was caught despite setting tepid fractions and holding a three-length lead at the eighth pole of the nine-furlong Maryland Million Ladies, and went from 2 1/2 lengths in front to 2 1/2 lengths behind in the final furlong of a 1 1/16-mile optional claimer in her prior start.

Marias Golden Rose has some ugly recent running lines, but she appears to be an intriguing longshot. She ran poorly over a sloppy main track last time out and was seventh of eight at 66-1 in her most recent effort on turf. But that grass event, a high-priced optional claimer at Delaware Park, turned out to be a very productive race.

Royal Alchemist, who finished in a dead heat for second, came back to win an optional claimer at the Meadowlands with a Beyer Figure of 90. Fourth-place finisher Omeya won the $150,000 Dowager at Keeneland in her next start. The fifth-place finisher, Art Show, won an optional claimer on dirt at Delaware with an 84 Beyer.