10/20/2005 12:00AM

Finger Lakes track report


In his bid to capture the Finger Lakes Juvenile for the third consecutive year, trainer Anthony Ferraro will send out a fast filly against colts in the six-furlong stakes worth $50,000.

Fly to Me, most recently second in the Joseph Gimma Stakes at Belmont Park, appears capable of beating males in this spot. Two starts ago, Fly to Me took on colts for the first time in the New York Breeders' Futurity at Finger Lakes and proved competitive, finishing second to Classic Pack.

Ferraro won last year's Juvenile with Boston Raider and the 2003 running with Mr. Fixed Income.

Secret Brook, the only other filly in the eight-horse field, could be the toughest competition for Fly to Me. In her career debut at Saratoga, Secret Brook cruised to a 12-length victory with a 75 Beyer Speed Figure. Claimed out of that race for $65,000, Secret Brook finished fifth in an allowance at Woodbine in her only other start. She has since had two sharp workouts at Finger Lakes to get accustomed to the surface.

Among the males, Imperial Zip has been the fastest by far. But after six starts, he remains a maiden, having finished second four times, including in each of his last three races.