06/21/2006 11:00PM

Film Maker back at age 6

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Jim Lisa
Film Maker wins the Grade 2 La Prevoyante in December 2005 at Calder, her most recent start before Saturday.

Film Maker, a winner of five graded stakes over her three seasons of racing, makes her first start as a 6-year-old on Saturday in the Grade 3 All Along Breeders' Cup Stakes on the turf at Colonial Downs.

Though brings perhaps the best credentials into the 1 1/8-mile All Along, she will likely be the second choice in the strong six-horse field, behind Wend, the conservatively raced 5-year-old mare who is 7 for 11 lifetime.

That's not to discount Film Maker's chances. The daughter of Dynaformer has proven that she can run off a layoff, and her trainer, Graham Motion, hits at a 24 percent rate when bringing horses back after a rest of six months or more.

Film Maker has 7 wins in 23 lifetime starts and 19 in-the-money finishes, running against the best turf fillies and mares throughout her career. She will start from post 1 with Ramon Dominguez riding.

Wend will be making her first start since May 6, when she finished fourth in the Grade 3 Distaff Mile Stakes at Churchill Downs. She was scheduled to start against Gorella in the Grade 2 Just a Game Handicap on June 10 at Belmont Park, but trainer Bill Mott scratched Wend on race day. The heavily favored Gorella, considered one of the best turf females in the U.S. right now, went on to win.

Wend and Humoristic, the second-place finisher in the All Along last year, will likely lead the field through the first points of call, but none of the six mares does her best running on the lead. That will make for some interesting tactics in the compact field.

On back class, the 5-year-old Irish mare would be favored in any Grade 3 race, but since a nice 2004 campaign in which she won the Group 1 French Oaks and finished seventh, beaten 4 1/4 lengths, in that year's Prix de l'Arc Triomphe, Latice has added only an allowance win and a restricted stakes to her resume. She flashed some of her brilliance late last year for trainer Jonathan Sheppard with a second in the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes over Woodbine's turf course on Oct. 23, and a rebound in her third start this year is not out of the question.

, who, like Humoristic, is trained by Hamilton Smith, and Joint Aspiration, a 4-year-old British filly who closed well to finish second in the WinStar Distaff Handicap in her last start, complete the field.