11/14/2007 12:00AM

Five move up as two drop down

EmailOZONE PARK, N.Y. - Seven 2-year-olds, including five who are coming off victories in maiden or starter allowance races, and two - Sargent Seattle and Saada - who are dropping from stakes, have been entered in Friday's third race at Aqueduct, a $55,000 first-level allowance.

Sargent Seattle was the morning-line favorite for the Saratoga Special off a fast debut win, but missed that race after getting sick and was sidelined until the Grand Slam overnight stakes on closing day at Belmont, in which he finished fourth at 3-5.

Saada, a maiden winner at the Spa and third in the Grey Breeders' Cup at Woodbine, got a race over Aqueduct's main track when fifth in the recent Nashua.

The improving Grand Minstrel may be favored off a fast front-running maiden triumph, and a bullet three-furlong workout on Wednesday for trainer Allen Jerkens.

Also entered were Glowing Image, Langley, All Expenses Paid, and MoJ's Enchanteur. M J's Enchanteur was claimed for $65,000 by Rick Dutrow Jr. from a nine-length maiden win in the mud last out.

Barcola one to catch in Stuyvesant

A field of eight or nine is taking shape for Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 Stuyvesant Handicap. The one to catch in the 1 1/8-mile race will be Barcola, a front-running winner of three stakes at Delaware Park this year for trainer Mark Hennig.

The main threat to Barcola could be Awfully Smart, who won 5 of his 6 starts at Delaware this year for Alan Goldberg, capped by a lengthy score in the recent Stymie with a 107 Beyer Speed Figure. Awfully Smart's only loss at Delaware was a third in the Robert Carpenter Memorial behind Barcola.

Hunting, Nkosi Reigns, Utopia, Who What Win, and the Pat Kelly-trained duo of Evening Attire and Naughty New Yorker are also expected to run.

"I have to run them both at this stage, or at least enter them both," said Kelly. "If it's a muddy or drying-out track, I might not run Naughty New Yorker."

Evening Attire, the 2005 Stuyvesant winner at age 7, will be making the 62nd start of his career, and first since running fourth in the Massachusetts Handicap on Sept. 22.

Naughty New Yorker finished fourth as the favorite in the Empire Classic on a drying-out track at Belmont last out.

"It was a tough day for favorites lugging weight on that track," said Kelly.

Malibu Moonshine, who won the Pleasant Colony Stakes at Aqueduct's spring meet, is a possible starter.