09/03/2005 12:00AM

Hard to go against One Way Flight


After crushing seven outclassed opponents in a stakes two weeks ago, One Way Flight figures to dominate again when he returns to Finger Lakes for Monday's $248,400 New York Breeders' Futurity.

The six-furlong futurity, first run in 1963, is one of two stakes for New York-breds on the Labor Day holiday program. One race earlier, 3-year-old fillies will go 1 1/16 miles in the $75,000 New York Oaks.

One Way Flight, trained by Steve Asmussen, looks difficult to beat if he comes anywhere close to duplicating the performance he gave in a 13 1/4-length romp in the six-furlong Aspirant on Aug. 20.

The only horse remotely close to One Way Flight's Beyer Speed Figures of 86 and 90 is Classic Pack, who won his career debut at Belmont with an 83 Beyer. Classic Pack failed to show the same early zip when he finished last of five in a first-level allowance at Saratoga won by the unbeaten First Samurai. First Samurai came out of that race to win last weekend's Grade 1 Hopeful. Back against statebreds, Classic Pack is eligible to greatly improve.

In the Oaks, Carlow goes for her fourth consecutive victory, a streak that began in the six-furlong Niagara at Finger Lakes in early July. She has faced older horses in each of her last two starts, most recently leading from start to finish against open company going a mile at Suffolk Downs.

Brushme On figures to have the best shot to play spoiler. She should improve making the second start off a layoff after flashing good speed and tiring late going seven furlongs at Saratoga.