01/19/2006 12:00AM

Four with identical credentials


OLDSMAR Fla. - A quartet of 3-year-old fillies who are coming off impressive wins in their career debuts top a field of 13 in Saturday's $60,000 Gasparilla Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

The leading contender is Sweet Fervor, a Seeking the Gold filly who is a half-sister to four stakes winners, including $1.3 million earner Concerto. Sweet Fervor won her career debut at Belmont Park in September despite racing greenly. She has come back to work smartly at Payson Park. Those morning moves prompted Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott to supplement Sweet Fervor to the Gasparilla for $1,500.

T.D. Houghton has the call on Sweet Fervor, who will carry 116 pounds, as will all non-stakes-winners in the field.

Also deserving attention are Dramatic Style and Summer Cruise, a pair of fillies who won at first asking locally.

Dramatic Style kicked away from her competition with a flourish after a half-mile to be almost three lengths clear at the wire in a creditable six-furlong time of 1:11.84. Summer Cruise, who had been dogged from both sides by challengers through the opening half-mile of her race, drew off like a fresh horse through the stretch, reporting home seven lengths in front while being timed in 1:11.25.

Both fillies have come back to post good morning works. Summer Cruise went a half-mile in 49.20 seconds, while Dramatic Style covered five furlongs in 1:02.

Oliver Castillo will return aboard Summer Cruise. Jose Lezcano handles Dramatic Style again.

Golden Sphinx, from the powerful Darley Stable, was also impressive winning her first start at Calder. Trained by Eoin Harty, she came back with a solid maintenance work at the Palm Meadows training center for her seasonal debut.

Robert Landry is named aboard Golden Sphinx

Sparkling Pink, who was supplemented to the race by trainer John Kimmel, deserves consideration. Sparkling Pink won two of her first three outings, including a stakes restricted to horses purchased at selected sales around the country. She also was a pace factor in the Grade 3 Tempted before fading to seventh.

Runaway in Love, second in the Sandpiper Stakes here behind an impressive winning effort by Misty Rosette, could have something to say about the outcome of the Gasparilla, as could Charedi's Peak, who won her first two career starts by a combined 22 lengths before a 12th-place finish in the Sandpiper.