11/16/2001 1:00AM

Fancee Bargain sitting on a victory


ALBANY, Calif. - Fancee Bargain comes off two second-place finishes in similar races and should be the favorite in Sunday's featured eighth race at Golden Gate. The one-mile first-level allowance race for fillies and mares drew a field of seven and will offer a purse of $32,000.

Fancee Bargain, trained by Art Sherman, was the 8-5 favorite last out on Oct. 31 at Bay Meadows. She sat just off the early pace in that mile race and rallied to finish behind Demo Memo. Her prior start came in September at Bay Meadows.

Fancee Bargain has started seven times this year and has one win and four seconds. Her win came over $25,000 claimers in September at Bay Meadows. She also crossed the wire first during the San Mateo Fair meet but was disqualified and placed second.

Millenium Magic may have a chance to surprise at a price Sunday. Trained by Jim Hilling, she has made only one start in this country. That came Oct. 17 in a six-furlong allowance sprint at Bay Meadows. She was a longshot that afternoon, but was gaining ground at the finish, which suggests the added distance on Sunday will help her.

Millenium Magic should benefit from that start, her first since February. The Great Britain-bred filly won twice overseas.

Quins Return and Dream Every Dream also have a shot to beat Fancee Bargain. Quins Return comes off two strong performances at Hastings Park. She won for $15,000 claiming in September and last out won an allowance race. Quins Return has five wins in nine starts this year.

Dream Every Dream wound up third last out behind Fancee Bargain. A lightly raced daughter of Devil's Bag, Dream Every Dream captured her career debut at Arlington Park this summer and finished third in allowance company there.

Russell Baze rides Dream Every Dream for leading trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.