03/24/2006 1:00AM

Four right back for rematch


ALBANY, Calif. - Handicappers may only have to study the chart of one race as they make their decisions about playing the Golden Gate Fields feature Sunday.

On March 3, Gilded Bertrando, Panama Lane, Phil the Brit, and Slew a Soldier finished second, third, fourth, and fifth in a 1 1/16-mile allowance race. On Sunday, they meet again in a one-mile allowance race. Two new faces - Decathalete, who won the race held immediately after the one the other four ran in on March 3, and Cherokee Charlie - round out the field.

The top four in the March 3 race finished a neck apart in a four-way photo. Phil the Brit, the fourth-place finisher, was seven lengths in front of Slew a Soldier.

was another head back in third, with Phil the Brit another head back in fourth after taking the lead in the lane before his rider dropped his whip.

Gilded Bertrando may have a bit more pace pressure Sunday, with Cherokee Charlie, the winner of seven races in 21 starts, capable of setting fast fractions.

has done most of his winning at lower claiming levels and may find himself challenged to finish as well in the lane. Against a similar field in his last start, he faded to third, beaten 9 1/4 lengths.

Decathalete, who won a $40,000 starter allowance in his first start in four months, makes his second start following his comeback. He will take a stalking role and could improve, although in his comeback he earned a career-best Beyer of 79.

The race seems to offer a chance for redemption after he forged to the lead nicely March 4 before his rider dropped his whip. He will again get a good stalking trip, has had two works since, and should be tough in the stretch with a first-run trip.

Taco Willy, coming off a main-track victory at Santa Anita, heads the field in the co-feature, a 1 1/8-mile allowance race scheduled for the turf.

* Greenie will be pointed to a race on Hollywood Park's Gold Rush card after scoring his first stakes victory Thursday in the $50,650 Fishermans Wharf overnight stakes.

He raced three wide as part of a spirited pace battle in 21.08 and 43.83 seconds before making a quick move to open into the lane and pulling away to win by six lengths. Late-running High Standards finished second.

The winning time for six furlongs was in 1:09.48.