11/11/2002 12:00AM

Golden Gate: Onslaught succeeds


ALBANY, Calif. - Onslaught ($8.40), beaten by a neck in three straight stakes races, used a new strategy to win the $60,600 Camilla Urso Handicap by a half-length at Golden Gate.

Onslaught had lost by a neck twice to Channing Way and to Bullish Miss in her last start while stalking. This time, she took the lead out of the gate, dueling with Fertile through the opening half-mile of the six-furlong race for fillies and mares. Fertile edged ahead at the top of the lane, but Onslaught responded to the left-hand whip of Chad Schvaneveldt and regained the lead.

Trainer Jedd Josephson told Schvaneveldt to go for the lead because the track was favoring speed.

Russell Baze said Fertile "just kind of ran out of steam" after a six-month layoff.