03/11/2004 12:00AM

General George rivals go again in the Toboggan


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Trainer Richard Dutrow Jr.'s stable dominated Aqueduct's inner-track meet, but one of Dutrow's top horses, Well Fancied, was conspicuous by his absence. With the opening of the main track earlier in the week, Well Fancied resurfaces in Saturday's $100,000-added Toboggan Handicap.

Dutrow steered cleared of the inner track with Well Fancied, a 6-year-old New York-bred, because he said the horse doesn't care for the surface. Instead, Dutrow sent Well Fancied to Laurel Park, where Well Fancied won his first graded stakes in the Grade 2 General George on Feb. 16. The seven-furlong General George was Well Fancied's fifth win from his last six starts. His four wins last year all came at Belmont Park.

, the 118-pound highweight in the Grade 3 Toboggan, picks up three pounds off his General George win. He is reunited with Unforgettable Max, Gators N Bears, and Peeping Tom, the second through fourth-place finishers in the General George.

Well Fancied controlled the pace in the General George but might not get away with that in the Toboggan. That's because of the presence of front-runner Don Six, whose connections have removed his blinkers, perhaps in an attempt to dull his speed.

Eibar Coa rides Well Fancied, who drew post 7 in the 10-horse field.

Unforgettable Max, trained by Ben Perkins Jr., was coming off a series of two-turn races when he lost the General George by a length to Well Fancied. Unforgettable Max received one pound from Well Fancied in Maryland, but the spread increases to three in the Toboggan. After coming from well off the pace in the General George, Unforgettable Max gets an equipment change to blinkers on.

, trained by Pat Reynolds, won the Toboggan three years ago. A millionaire, Peeping Tom rarely throws in a total clunker and his closing style makes seven furlongs an optimum distance.

"He's ready to roll if there is a good pace scenario," Reynolds said.

Ariel Smith rides Peeping Tom from post 3.

Gators N Bears hasn't finished worse than third in 17 of his 19 career starts. The two times he ran in stakes on Aqueduct's main track he was eased in the mud.

New York Hero is coming off a superior two-turn win in an allowance race, where he earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 111. Jennifer Pedersen, New York Hero's trainer, is looking forward to running him around one turn.

"I know he likes to run down horses, so it doesn't bother me to cut back," Pedersen said.

, a full sibling to Grade 1 winner Raging Fever, gets in light at 112 pounds and should be a good price. He made up ground in the stretch of a 6 1/2-furlong allowance race at Gulfstream Park last month and finished second. Last year, Roaring Fever won a seven-furlong race at Belmont Park over two next-out winners.

Hollie Hughes winner Papua, Super Fuse, and Black Silk, who also was entered in a Friday allowance race, complete the field.

Serenity Smile cuts back to better distance

Ten New York-bred fillies and mares were entered in the $75,000-added Broadway Handicap. Serenity's Smile totes 117 pounds as the highweight of the seven-furlong race.

Fifth in last year's Broadway at odds of 19-1, Serenity's Smile is the likely favorite as she cuts back to a more suitable distance following three losing efforts in two-turn races at Gulfstream Park.

Golden Damsel also drops back in distance after facing open-company stakes horses in the Grade 3 Affectionately and Rare Treat. Golden Damsel's best career performance came at seven furlongs in last year's Bouwerie Stakes, which she won by 9 3/4 lengths at Belmont.