09/30/2005 11:00PM

Entry one-two in 'Cap


SAN MATEO, Calif. - Adreamisborn ($3.40) nipped his front-running entrymate Shadow Raider in the final stride to win the Grade 3, $121,250 by a nose on Saturday at Bay Meadows.

Shadow Raider raced on an uncontested lead in the about 1 1/8-mile turf race, while Adreamisborn sat comfortably in last place. Shadow Raider shook off a minor early threat from El Don and cruised through comfortable fractions of 23.65 seconds, 48.51, and 1:12.41.

Adreamisborn began to move up on the second turn, putting his entrymate squarely in his sights as he pulled next to El Don. Adreamisborn and Shadow Raider dueled to the wire with no one else contending. The final time was 1:46.94 with Hatif finishing third, 2 1/2 lengths behind the entry.

"At the head of the lane, I thought we had a shot because he was moving so well," said Adreamisborn's jockey, Russell Baze, "but when we hit the line, I wouldn't have bet money he got there."

"The race was just one jump too far," said Chad Schvaneveldt, who rode Shadow Raider.

Winning trainer Jerry Hollendorfer wasn't sure which horse won, but liked the way Schvaneveldt controlled the pace with Shadow Raider and the clean trip Baze gave Adreamisborn.

The victory, worth $68,750, was Adreamisborn's ninth in 27 starts. He has won 4 of 7 starts over the Bay Meadows turf course and has career earnings of $576,530.

"He likes the California tracks," said Hollendorfer, who has turned the 6-year-old Adreamisborn into a multiple stakes winner since his maiden win last year as a 5-year-old. "He likes the firmer going."