12/15/2005 12:00AM

Film Maker in for long run

Moscow Burning, here winning the California Cup Distance 'Cap after a seven-month layoff, looks to set the pace.

MIAMI - Film Maker has finished third and second against the best female turf horses in the world in the last two renewals of the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf. She is also a Grade 1 winner of more than $1.2 million and without doubt the class of the field for Calder's $200,000 La Prevoyante Handicap.

One thing Film Maker hasn't done during her remarkable career, though, is try to stay the 1 1/2-mile distance of the Grade 2 La Prevoyante. That is perhaps the one factor that may

give a measure of hope to her 11 rivals in the co-feature on Saturday's Grand Slam II card at Calder.

Film Maker will carry high weight of 119 pounds in the La Prevoyante. A daughter of Dynaformer, she registered her only victory this year in her 2005 debut when she got up in time to capture Pimlico's Grade 3 Gallorette Handicap. Since then she has finished third in the Grade 2 New York Handicap, fourth in the Grade 1 Diana, a close and troubled second in the Grade 3 Glen Falls, and third in the Grade 1 Flower Bowl before overcoming another rough trip to finish a fast-closing third behind Intercontinental and Oujia Board in the BC Filly and Mare Turf.

"At the end of the day, one of these big races will have her name on it," said Graham Motion, who trains Film Maker for Courtlandt Farms. "Hopefully this will be the one. To get so close to a world-class filly like Oujia Board both last year and again this year in the Breeders' Cup shows you just how good she is."

The farthest Film Maker has ever run is 1 3/8 miles, having tried the distance three times, including the 2004 Filly and Mare Turf at Lone Star. She has never won beyond 1 1/8 miles, but has won at that distance twice, most notably in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Handicap at 3.

Motion, though, is not the least concerned about Film Maker's lack of experience at the distance.

"I don't think the mile and one-half will be an issue on Saturday," he said.

Film Maker will reunite with jockey Edgar Prado in the La Prevoyante, the first time the two have teamed up since winning Colonial's Grade 3 All Along Breeders' Cup during the summer of 2004.

Film Maker will not be the only member of the La Prevoyante field unproven at the distance. In fact, only two members of the 12-horse field, Noble Stella and the French invader Milwaukee, have ever won at 1 1/2 miles.

Moscow Burning, who finished fourth, three lengths behind Film Maker, in the 2004 BC Filly and Mare Turf, figures to set the pace in Saturday's rematch. A Grade 2 winner, she has started just four times since that encounter, most recently capturing the 10-furlong California Cup Distance Handicap in her first start in nearly seven months.

Trainer Christophe Clement has already won four previous editions of the La Prevoyante, including back-to-back renewals with Coretta in 1998 and 1999, and has another strong contender this year in Spotlight. An English-bred filly, Spotlight is coming off one of the best performances of her career, when she was beaten a neck by the Motion-trained Olaya going 12 furlongs in Aqueduct's Grade 2 Long Island Handicap.

Kate Winslet finished a length behind Spotlight in the Long Island and appears to be in the best form of her career.