02/15/2007 12:00AM

Golden Dreamer has it all


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Golden Dreamer isn't simply the most accomplished 3-year-old filly in Saturday's $65,000 Dearly Precious Stakes at Aqueduct, she is also the one with the most early speed.

Add in the fact that Golden Dreamer has run her two best races over the inner track and you've got a legitimate favorite that looks too short a price to bet on and too good to bet against in the six-furlong stakes.

"She's the horse to beat," said Ernie Paragallo, the authorized agent for his family-owned Paraneck Stable, which owns Golden Dreamer. "She runs her race, she wins; it's that simple."

It's been that simple in four of Golden Dreamer's first five races. After winning a 5 1/2-furlong New York-bred maiden race at Belmont on Oct. 13, she came back eight days later and finished sixth in the Maid of the Mist, run at a mile. Seventeen days later, she made amends with a first-level New York-bred allowance sprint victory.

Since racing moved to the inner track, Golden Dreamer has won two six-furlong races in front-running fashion, including a 3 3/4-length romp in the Ruthless Stakes. That day, Golden Dreamer dragged Norberto Arroyo Jr. to the front through fractions of 21.98 seconds and 44.99 and cruised to an easy win.

"It was the first time on her back and [Arroyo] said he got very surprised, she just took him there," Paragallo said. "He said when they switched leads at the top of the stretch he went from hearing horses behind him to hearing nothing; he knew the race was won from there."

With Arroyo sidelined since a spill on Feb. 3, Paragallo has gone back to Jean-Luc Samyn, who is 2 for 3 aboard the filly. Golden Dreamer breaks from the rail and is the co-highweight at 122 pounds.

Hungarian Boatbaby is the other stakes winner in the field, that victory coming at Delaware last Nov. 13. Trainer Tony Dutrow said Hungarian Boatbaby needed time off after that race due to a tender shin. Hungarian Boatbaby has trained forwardly since last month, and should get a good stalking trip under Eibar Coa.

Special Dream, beaten twice by Golden Dreamer, takes another shot at her in the Dearly Precious. Trainer Guadalupe Preciado didn't seem confident Special Dream could beat Golden Dreamer, and noted that his home track of Philadelphia Park was not open for training on Wednesday and Thursday.

Aspiring, a maiden winner at Turfway last fall, and multiple winners Luxury Class and Miss Blue Tye Dye complete the field.