12/07/2004 12:00AM

Dyna Wild comes in sharp

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. - The late rally that left less than a length shy of winning an allowance race Nov. 14 may work to her advantage when she returns in a $39,000 allowance race for California-breds at Hollywood Park on Thursday.

Trained by Jeff Mullins for Bob Bone, Dyna Wild has been in outstanding form since she was claimed for $20,000 at the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa in August. In four starts, she has won twice - a $25,000 claimer and an optional claimer at Bay Meadows - and finished second in an allowance race for California-bred fillies at Santa Anita on Oct. 24 and third in the Nov. 14.

A 3-year-old filly, Dyna Wild is likely to be favored against nine opponents in Thursday's fifth race, run at a mile on turf. Dyna Wild's reliance on an early pace to help her late kick may be her only drawback.

Tizawood, trained by Mullins, may show speed. The winner of a maiden race at 5 1/2 furlongs on turf Nov. 13, Tizawood is making her first start beyond a sprint distance. Apple Juice Tea, winless in seven starts this year, may also lead, as can Brave Vixen, who is returning after a break of nearly 11 months.

Brave Vixen, 3, won a maiden race by 4 1/4 lengths on dirt at 1 1/16 miles last December and made her stakes debut in the minor Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita in mid-January. She finished seventh in that race, emerging with a bone chip in an ankle, trainer Gary Mandella said.

Mandella insists Brave Vixen is best suited to longer races.

"She's training great," he said. "I think I'd be wasting my time going short."

Dyna Wild may have to catch Bit of Folly, who nearly pulled a massive upset in the Nov. 14 race. Sent off at 52-1, Bit of Folly stalked the pace to the final turn and took the lead in the final furlong, but finished a nose behind Miss Double Dots and three-quarters of a length in front of Dyna Wild. In October, Bit of Folly was fifth in the California Cup Matron.

A decent pace would also help Darlin Corey, who was claimed for $32,000 on Nov. 10 by La Canada Stables and trainer Jack Carava. Darlin Corey, 4, has been second in her last two starts, both on dirt, rallying to miss by a nose and a head. She won two modest races on turf at Golden Gate Fields earlier this year.