06/20/2007 11:00PM

Glorification on the rebound


A full field of 10 3-year-old fillies signed up for the $45,000-added Sweepida on Saturday at the San Joaquin County Fair.

But, this being Northern California, it's a Jerry Hollendorfer trainee who is the one to beat.

The stakes winner Glorification, coming off the poorest start of her career, is drawn perfectly outside her potential pace rivals and appears ready to record her first victory since winning the Tiburon Handicap on Jan. 13 at Golden Gate Fields.

Since then, she set the pace before finishing second to stablemates Eastlake Avenue in the Feb. 10 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields and Round Trip Flight in the April 14 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Oaks. In her last start, she finished last in the Grade 3 Railbird at seven furlongs on May 13 at Hollywood Park.

"I don't know what happened that day," said Hollendorfer, who is always loathe to make excuses.

It was the first time that Glorification did not make the lead, as she sat in midpack behind blazing fractions of 21.61 and 43.98 seconds.

If she is strictly a need-to-lead type, Glorification will have to hustle early in Saturday's 5 1/2-furlong race.

On the rail is On Duty, who opened a three-length lead with fractions of 21.60 and 44 seconds when she ran second in the May 12 U.S. Bank Stakes at Emerald Downs.

She's a Tanner moves up to stakes company after winning her debut June 3 at Golden Gate Fields for a $32,000 claiming price. She battled through fractions of 22.23 and 44.75 seconds in that race. She drew post 4.

Glorification will break from post 9, giving jockey Chad Schvaneveldt the option of sending or drafting just outside one of his pace rivals.

Hollendorfer wants to rebuild a little confidence in the filly. Although he hasn't given up the idea she can route. I just wanted to put her in a sprint," he said.

The field also includes Prenuptial, who won the Generous Portion for California-breds last August at Del Mar and ran second at seven furlongs in the California Breeders Championship on Dec. 29 at Santa Anita. Trained by Ben Cecil, the filly is out for her first win of 2007 as she runs for the ninth straight time in a stakes.

British-bred Cosmopolitan Lady is seeking her first U.S. victory. Girl Show, claimed from an April 20 win over On Duty, makes her stakes debut. Alphabet Seeker is stepping up off a $20,000 claiming win June 1 at Golden Gate Fields.

The maidens Hammett Star, Butters, and Cha Cha Baby round out the field.