04/30/2003 11:00PM

Full Spectrum sprints to Mamzelle win


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The outside post going five furlongs on the Churchill Downs turf course is typically death, trainer Tom Amoss believes. Thursday, it may have been key in getting Full Spectrum to the winner's circle in the $113,500 Mamzelle Stakes.

Amoss believes Full Spectrum did not like racing inside of horses in a couple of races this winter at Fair Grounds. Still, with two wins and two seconds, she showed enough quality to impress Amoss and jockey Calvin Borel.

``In New Orleans, the turf course was a bit cuppy and sandy,'' Borel said. ``I knew when we'd get her on a good, firm turf she'd be a much better filly and she showed it today.''

Breaking from the outside in the 10-horse field, Full Spectrum showed good speed to take up a stalking position outside of dueling leaders Senorita Ziggy and Leslie's Love. Full Spectrum drew alongside that pair around the turn, swept by them turning for home and was never threatened in winning by 2 3-4 lengths. Crystal Sea finished second, one-half length in front of Senorita Ziggy.

Full Spectrum, a 4-year-old daughter of Broad Brush, covered five furlongs in 56.05 seconds over firm ground and returned $16.

``There was probably some skill and a little luck involved in getting her over without having to use too much horse,'' Amoss said. ``We purchased her knowing she was a sporadic turf sprinter. I couldn't honestly say she'd come to fruition in a race like this, but I thought she'd be a useful filly.''

Amoss trains Full Spectrum for the Phoebe Mueller Trust. Last year, Amoss won the Mamzelle with Repository, who this year finished fifth as the even-money favorite for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.