06/11/2001 12:00AM

Globalize returns after a year off


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - It should take trainer Jerry Hollendorfer about 2 1/2 hours Wednesday afternoon to make his presence felt in Chicago. Hollendorfer, the northern California heavyweight who is stabling locally for the first time, has nearly 50 horses on the grounds, and he will begin running them in Wednesday's sixth race, in which his filly Granja Paranoica should be a solid favorite.

Two races later, Hollendorfer brings back Globalize from a year layoff in the $42,000 Barry Shipp Handicap, Arlington's opening-day feature.

Hollendorfer's summer here will get off to an especially good start if Globalize runs well. A 4-year-old Summer Squall colt whom Hollendorfer co-owns with George Todaro and Howard Litt, Globalize hasn't raced since finishing 10th of 11 in last year's Belmont Stakes. Earlier in the year, Globalize had won the Grade 2 Spiral Stakes at Turfway and finished second in the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland and third in the Peter Pan at Belmont. Frank Alvarado, also a newcomer here, rides Globalize.

Hollendorfer said "it wasn't any one thing" that kept Globalize away from the races for so long.

"He had a bunch of nagging things," he said. "It just took this long. If you don't have patience, sometimes you never get them back at all."

At seven furlongs, the Shipp will be Globalize's first sprint since his fourth career start.

For an overnight handicap with a modest purse, the field for the Shipp is strong. It also includes My Halo, Cobra Farm Inc.'s blazingly fast Argentine sprinter, and Robin De Nest, who has won four of seven starts for Tom Boy Stables and trainer Tom Amoss since being claimed for $30,000 late last year.

My Halo, a 6-year-old trained by Mike Stidham, has won seven of 12 career starts, including a Group 1 in Argentina, and two of three races since coming to this country. My Halo didn't handle the Keeneland turf course two starts ago in the Shakertown Stakes, but rebounded to win a six-furlong Churchill Downs allowance race in 1:08.80 seconds. My Halo is odds-on to make the early lead under Mark Guidry, but has never won beyond six furlongs.

The distance question also applies to Robin De Nest, who has been most effective at between 5 1/2 and six furlongs.

Godolphin's juveniles

Godolphin Racing Inc., the powerful international stable owned by Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum of Dubai, branched out and ran a string of 2-year-olds in California last season. This year, besides its California division, Godolphin has 15 2-year-olds at Arlington, with five more on the way.

Godolphin's Arlington division is being overseen by Davey Duggan, who traveled here last summer with the filly Zahwah, third-place finisher in the Arlington-Washington Lassie.

Duggan said certain 2-year-olds were selected from Godolphin's United States division and sent here. "California is all speed," Duggan said. "They've got to show exceptional speed there to win. This is more of a big, galloping track. It will give the horses without as much speed a chance."

Duggan says the Arlington 2-year-olds are "half-forward, half-backward," meaning that some are physically and mentally ready to race now, while others will need more time.

Trick Taker fits the forward profile, and makes her career debut in Wednesday's fourth race. A Capote filly, Trick Taker had one work, a half-mile from the gate in 48 seconds, after shipping from Dubai to Santa Anita earlier in the spring.

Maritime Mission, a colt by Capote, is set to start for Godolphin on June 21, and Duggan said he has high hopes for Bold Enjoyment, an Unbridled colt.

Vanier's next big horse?

Trainer Harvey Vanier has struggled a bit so far this year, but the result Hawthorne's 10th race Friday has Vanier looking ahead to the summer. In the second start of her career, St. Chapelle went from last to first in the stretch, winning a turf maiden race and stamping herself as the next Vanier stakes horse.

A Vanier homebred by St. Jovite, St. Chapelle was produced by Bungalow, Vanier's multiple graded stakes-winning turf mare. Earlier in the Hawthorne meet, St. Chapelle made her career debut in a dirt sprint race, showing little, and she is clearly cut out to be a turf horse.

On Friday, she trailed the next-to-last horse by several lengths down the backstretch and was nearly 20 lengths behind the leaders. "Down the backside, I told my wife [co-owner Nancy], 'We got no shot here,' " Vanier said. "[Jockey Ramsey Zimmerman] said she wasn't getting a hold of the turf at first, but he swung her outside and smooched to her turning for home, and she just flew.

"That's the way Bungalow used to do it."

St. Chapelle will be pointed to a first-level allowance race at Arlington.