12/17/2005 12:00AM

Film Maker the star this time

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Film Maker and Edgar Prado earned a 3 1/2-length victory Saturday in the Grade 2 La Prevoyante at Calder.

MIAMI - Film Maker, who has held her own against the best filly and mare turf horses in the world in the last two editions of the Breeders' Cup, asserted her class to post an easy 3 1/2-length victory over Kate Winslet and 10 other rivals in Saturday's $200,000 at Calder.

The La Prevoyante was one of four stakes on Calder's Grand Slam II program.

Film Maker, a 5-year-old daughter of Dynaformer, finished second behind Ouija Board in the 2004 Filly and Mare Turf and third behind Intercontinental and Ouija Board in 2005, but entered the Grade 2 La Prevoyante with only a single victory in six starts this season.

Patiently handled by Edgar Prado, Film Maker saved ground while racing in midpack for the opening 10 furlongs of the 1 1/2-mile La Prevoyante. She angled out to the middle of the track while commencing her rally entering the stretch and finished full of run to easily kick well clear in the final sixteenth. Kate Winslet raced well-placed and outgamed Noble Stella by a neck to finish second.

Film Maker is trained by Graham Motion for owner Donald Adam's Courtlandt Farm. She paid $4 after covering the distance in 2:27.75 over a firm course.

"Obviously a lot of things can happen in a race like this," said Motion, "but I was about as confident as I could be coming into the race considering she had been narrowly beaten by the best filly turf horse in the world, Ouija Board, in each of the last two Breeders' Cups. Edgar fits this horse well and he gave her a beautiful ride today."

Motion, who also won the 2002 La Prevoyante with New Economy, said Film Maker would leave his barn after Christmas to spend a month on the farm in Ocala before returning to training in late January.

"We will put her on a similar schedule as last year and hope to get her back to the Breeders' Cup again," said Motion. "Hopefully by that time Ouija Board will have been retired."

Kenny Noe: Mister Fotis impressive

Mister Fotis proved he was back on the top of his game by registering a convincing 6 3/4-length victory over Storm Surge in the $100,000 Kenny Noe Jr. Handicap. Silver Wagon finished a disappointing third as the 4-5 favorite.

Mister Fotis led throughout under jockey Jorge Chavez, drawing off through the stretch under confident handling. Storm Surge narrowly outlasted Silver Wagon, who was never a factor after racing near the back of the pack early.

Mister Fotis, who finished second behind defending champion Weigelia following a slow start in the Jack Dudley Sprint handicap here last month, ran seven furlongs in 1:22.97 over a fast track and returned $9.20. A 4-year-old son of Diligence, Mister Fotis is trained by Marty Wolfson for the Alago Farm.

"He had throat surgery after he ran so poorly going two turns here in September, and it worked right away," said Wolfson. "Horses usually get better with each race after the surgery, and I really loved him today. I have no doubt he will go a distance of ground now that he can breathe, but I've been pointing him for the sprint race at Gulfstream Park for some time, so that will be our next target."

Wolfson was referring to the Sunshine Millions Sprint on Jan. 28.

Fred Hooper: Zito entry one-two

Trainer Nick Zito and his entry of Andromeda's Hero and Seek Gold were just too good for the home forces in the $100,000 .

Andromeda's Hero, second behind Afleet Alex in this year's Belmont Stakes, finished strongly down the middle of the track to defeat Seek Gold by 1 3/4 lengths in the Grade 3 Hooper, with the remainder of the field strung out far behind. It was another seven lengths back to Whos Crying Now, who finished third. Both the winner and the runner-up are owned by Robert LaPenta.

Seek Gold forced the early pace of 50-1 Grand Canyon with Andromeda's Hero content to race four wide in midpack under Rafael Bejarano for the opening five furlongs of the 1 1/8-mile Hooper. Seek Gold readily took command on the second turn and was still clear entering the stretch but proved no match for his younger stablemate, who registered his second win of the season.

The Zito entry paid $3.40.

"This was a good starting point for the winter for both of them," said Zito. "Andromeda's Hero ran a big race in the Clark last time out. He had a bad post and a wide trip and only got beat four lengths."

Zito said he might point both horses to the Grade 1 Donn Handicap at Gulfstream on Feb. 4.