08/10/2005 11:00PM

Eclipse Winner on familiar turf


There are at least two reasons to think that Eclipse Winner should win the Bay Meadows Fair feature on Saturday, a two-other-than allowance at a mile on the turf with a $50,000 claiming option. Eclipse Winner won the last time she raced on the Bay Meadows turf and she drops in class after finishing fifth in the Luther Burbank at Santa Rosa July 30.

Eclipse Winner, owned by Rancho San Miguel and her trainer, Jerry Hollendorfer, had things going nicely over the winter and spring. After a big starter-allowance win in the mud at Golden Gate on Jan. 5, she moved to this turf course during the Bay Meadows winter-spring meet and was third in an entry-level allowance Feb. 9 and won against similar Feb. 27. She followed the victory with four races at the two-other-than level, two on dirt at Bay Meadows and two on turf at Golden Gate. The result: a second, two fourths, and a sixth.

Eclipse Winner is reunited Saturday with Russell Baze, for whom she's done her best work.

Cayerless and Hot rattled off three straight wins during the spring and into summer, including one on the Bay Meadows turf course at 7 1/2 furlongs over starter allowance foes and another in an entry-level allowance at Golden Gate June 4. Trainer Steven Miyadi freshened Cayerless and Hot and brought her back in the Luther Burbank at Santa Rosa, where she finished fourth, two lengths ahead of Eclipse Winner.

Chad Schvaneveldt rides Cayerless and Hot, who is owned by Gerald Hannahs and Seth Morris.

Marty's Zee, owned by Martin Bach, is still speedy at age 8. Trained by William Mahorney, she hasn't run in almost two months, but shows some sizzling drills.