07/11/2005 12:00AM

Distance looks to suit Dream's


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - At some point in their careers, the eight fillies and mares entered in Wednesday's seventh race at Hollywood Park have either won, placed, or started in stakes.

For many, a start in a $55,000 optional claimer over 1 1/16 miles on turf is designed to get them back to that level, perhaps as quickly as the Del Mar meeting that begins July 20.

Six of the eight entrants finished in the first three in their last start. In a wide-open field, there will be plenty of support for Dream's, who won her U.S. debut in a turf sprint on May 28; Vencedora Amiga, an allowance race winner on June 5; Seeking the Heart, who was second in a quick race on June 5; and the tricky front-runner Five Nickels, who was fourth in the Grade 2 Beverly Hills Handicap over 1 1/4 miles on turf on June 25.

, trained by Ron McAnally, won two minor stakes in Chile in 2004. On May 28, she rallied from last in a field of eight to finish in a dead heat with Crowded Room in an allowance race over 5 1/2 furlongs on turf. Considering that her stakes wins in Chile came at 1 1/16 miles or farther, Dream's should be well-suited to Wednesday's distance.

ended a six-race losing streak in her last start, rallying from third in a small field.

is winless in five starts since a one-mile allowance race at Santa Anita last October. She was beaten 2 1/2 lengths by Madour on June 5, but finished a half-length in front of Danclare, another starter in Wednesday's field.

beat Five Nickels in an allowance race at Santa Anita on March 5 after Five Nickels led by two lengths in the stretch. Following that race, Five Nickels finished eighth in the Grade 3 Wilshire Handicap and won a one-mile allowance race before starting against the star mare Megahertz in the Beverly Hills.

Running in the longest race of her career, Five Nickels held the lead to the final furlong before being beaten by 2 1/4 lengths.

Wednesday's race marks the first start in two months for Cold Cold Woman, who was second in an allowance race at 1 1/4 miles on turf on May 8. She may be better suited to races longer than 1 1/16 miles.

The Candi Queen, unraced since February 2004, and Addario, eighth in her last start, complete the field.