08/29/2003 11:00PM

Finger Lakes: Follow the fillies


Both of two rich races for New York-bred 2-year-olds at Finger Lakes on Monday are likely to be won by fillies.

Hot Golden Jet, the winner of a statebred fillies nonwinners-of-two-other than at Belmont Park on June 25, stands out in the

1 1/16-mile $60,000 New York Oaks, which is restricted to fillies.

She comes into the Oaks with the highest earnings, a record of three wins and two seconds in seven starts, and the right connections - the Saratoga-based trainer Jimmy Jerkens and Saratoga-based rider Aaron Gryder.

Storm on the Lake, the winner of a statebred nonwinners-of-two other than at Saratoga on Aug. 14, owns the race's highest last Beyer Speed Figure (81), a solid record of three wins and a second in eight starts, and is trained by Charlton Baker, who wins frequently with sprint-to-route runners (winning 25 percent) and in stakes races (19 percent).

Biogio's Beauty, who, like the top two, has raced downstate all year, is a live longshot, based on her record of 3 wins in 10 starts and having John Davila Jr. in the irons. Among the locals, Miss Fixed Income has the Beyers to compete.

In the $155,000 New York Breeders' Futurity, open to colts and fillies, the filly Mother Sacrifice looks best. She won a stakes race at Finger Lakes in her debut, the $79,000 Lady Fingers on Aug. 16. She wheels right back in 15 days against similar foes at the same six-furlong distance.

Rb's Glitter won the $77,000 Aspirant Stakes over the track on the same day as Mother Sacrifice won the Lady Fingers, but the colt's time of 1:13 was two-fifths of s second slower than hers.

So Sweet a Cat, a filly who ran a clear second to Mother's Sacrifice in the Lady Fingers, has license to improve in this, her third start.