04/25/2003 11:00PM

Dollase's filly gets job done


STICKNEY, Ill. - Rene Douglas, Chicago knows. Wally Dollase, they're learning about fast.

Just two weeks after sending Ten Most Wanted to win the Illinois Derby here, the California-based trainer Dollase shipped in Bare Necessities for a convincing win Saturday in the Grade 3, $250,000 Sixty Sails Handicap.

Douglas, the reigning king of the Arlington jockey colony, was in town for the first time this year, and he gave Bare Necessities a perfect, ground-saving trip as she beat the 29-1 shot Jaramar Rain by 2 1/2 lengths.

Not that Bare Necessities needed much help. Judged by the public to be much the best, Bare Necessities, the property of Iron County Farms, went off at odds of 3-5, and had few anxious moments as she beat eight rivals. Bare Necessities paid $3.20 to win and was timed in 1:52.84 for 1 1/8 miles over a fast but tiring racetrack.

Jaramar Rain, who set fractions of 24.52 seconds for a quarter-mile and 49.16 for a half, held on for second, beating Lakeneath by a neck. Ellie's Moment, the heavy second choice, was fourth.

Dollase has given Bare Necessities a shot with top-class horses, and so far has found the 4-year-old filly wanting. But at lower levels, Bare Necessities is solid, and after winning listed and restricted stakes in her last two starts, Bare Necessities was placed in another ideal position Saturday, and got an ideal trip from Douglas, who stuck to the rail all the way around the racetrack before seizing an opening coming off the far turn.

"I didn't really want to move that early, but when the inside opened up I had to take it," Douglas said.

Bare Necessities quickly collared Jaramar Rain, but Douglas said she waited a bit through the stretch before widening her advantage again in the final yards.

Amy Dollase, Dollase's daughter, saddled Bare Necessities, and said she was being pointed to the Fleur De Lis Handicap June 14 at Churchill.