10/15/2003 11:00PM

Dyna Da Wyna on rise in Valley View

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Nobody bothered to claim Dyna Da Wyna at Saratoga this summer, and her connections are glad. After winning a $100,000 claiming race on Aug. 29 at Saratoga, Dyna Da Wyna wheeled back three weeks later and won the DeBartolo Oaks at Louisiana Downs, substantially increasing her worth for WinStar Farm and trainer Elliott Walden.

Dyna Da Wyna will attempt to add even more value to her racing record when she runs Saturday in the Grade 3, $100,000 Valley View Stakes at Keeneland. Off her last two starts, and with Pat Day aboard again, Dyna Da Wyna will take plenty of action in a full field of 3-year-old fillies in the 1 1/16-mile turf race.

Dyna Da Wyna, a gray daughter of Doc's Leader, has used a tractable style to win 4 of 9 starts, including all three with Day aboard. Sent away an odds-on favorite in the $75,000 DeBartolo Oaks, which was run on the Super Derby undercard, Dyna Da Wyna was up in the final strides to earn her black type.

She may have to dig even deeper Saturday to win in a solid field. Her most potent challengers include Derriane, who won the Grade 3 Martha Washington at Pimlico in her North American debut; Shaconage, a Kentucky-based filly who shipped to Woodbine in August and won the Ontario Colleen Stakes; and Ruby's Reception, winner of the Grade 2 Fantasy at Oaklawn Park in April.

One of a handful of sleepers in the field is Julie's Prize, a late-running El Prado filly who won four in a row last winter and spring. An upset in the Valley View would give Julie's Prize's connections their second graded win at Keeneland in a seven-day period. Summer Mis won the Grade 3 Thoroughbred Club of America last Sunday for owner Richard Otto and trainer Tony Mitchell.

The rest of the Valley View field is Lil Scout, Final Discount, Mexican Moonlight, Feisty Bull, and Youcan'ttakeme. Snowdrops is the lone also-eligible.

The Valley View is the ninth of 10 races on a Saturday program that begins at 1:15 p.m. Four allowance races also are carded, including the seventh, a $62,000 turf race in which Calder invader Last Stand figures to have an excellent chance. His trainer, David Fawkes, skipped the $100,000 Flying Pidgeon at Calder to run under more favorable, allowance conditions.