11/01/2005 12:00AM

Filly seeks first win away from Belmont


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - is getting her act together and taking it on the road. Though it's only about nine miles from Belmont to Aqueduct, whether she really does have her act together for this little day trip could prove the key to Thursday's featured eighth race at Aqueduct, a six-furlong sprint with third-level allowance conditions and an optional claiming price of $75,000.

Broadway Gold is drawn on the outside with Javier Castellano, and is the lone 3-year-old in a field of five fillies and mares.

Like three of her rivals, Broadway Gold will be making her first start at the Big A. Purchased for $600,000 as a yearling, she has been mint at Belmont Park, winning all three of her starts there by a combined margin of nearly 20 lengths, including the Astoria Stakes at age 2 and a recent allowance win in the mud that earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 100.

Broadway Gold is winless away from Belmont, losing six starts at Saratoga, Delaware Park, and Monmouth Park. But in her defense, four of those races were stakes, and the two at the Spa in allowance company came against the likes of Seeking the Ante and Reunited, each of whom has won a graded stakes this year.

Set to test Broadway Gold, from the rail out, are Fast Laner, Ravidashinal, Wild Storm, and Actcellent.

Fast Laner is in for $75,000. She is a seven-time winner who steps up in class after being claimed from a third-place finish for $35,000 by Gary Contessa.

Ravidashinal is also moving into a tougher spot, and returns from a freshening after running in a pair of allowance races at Suffolk Downs in late summer. She was able to win maiden and entry-level allowance races at Gulfstream Park this year, and looks to have a tactical edge as the lone early speed in this short field.

Wild Storm has yet to win in five starts since being imported from Chile, but has shown some improvement for Bobby Frankel since returning from a long layoff at Saratoga.

Actcellent, in for $75,000, is the field's leading earner and the only one with experience over Aqueduct's main track, where she has compiled a 1-2-1 record from 5 starts. She has not been out since April, when she won at this condition and came back 16 days later to finish fourth in the Bed o' Roses Handicap behind Pleasant Home, the upset winner of the Breeders' Cup Distaff.