10/18/2001 11:00PM

Fabulous Flight has raced best


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Fabulous Flight looks like a standout in an allowance race restricted to fillies and mares who haven't won a stakes race in 2001 and have started at least once at the current Hastings Park meet. The 1 1/16-mile feature drew five other horses, including Pretzel Logic, who is the only other horse who is stakes-placed this year.

Fabulous Flight hasn't won a race this season, but she has been second three times against the best fillies and mares on the grounds. In her most recent race she made her usual late run to get up for second in the Grade 3 Ballerina Breeders' Cup Stakes on Oct. 8. She is likely to be a very short price in this field, but the last time she was an odds-on favorite she finished a disappointing third behind Princess Premier in the British Columbia Cup Distaff on Aug. 6.

There doesn't appear to be a lot of speed in Sunday's race, and she could be up against it with her come-from-behind style. With her huge class edge, however, she should be able to overcome what is likely to be a moderate pace at best.

Pretzel Logic hasn't been able to keep up with the likes of Grooms Derby and Make Contact this year, but she has been right there in all of her non-stakes races. She won a $50,000 optional race earlier in the meet and finished a close second to Always a Dixie in an allowance race July 2. Her best finish in a stakes race was a third-place finish to Ballerina winner Grey Tobe Free in the Senate Appointee on Aug. 25. She tuned up for this with an eye-catching five-furlong work in 59.40 seconds Oct. 13.

Princess Vye has won five races this year, but two of those were in Kamloops, and the highest level she has won for at Hastings Park was $20,000 on Sept. 3. Bell's Beach stretches out for the first time in almost two years and looks like the one they will be chasing.