03/23/2006 12:00AM

Hard to pass up a price on Pletcher filly

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Getting a price on anything leading trainer Todd Pletcher sends out at this meeting is rare, but it does happen under the proper circumstances. Saturday's $200,000 Rampart Handicap could be one of those occasions: Grade 1 winner Sweet Symphony is likely to attract the majority of the public's support, allowing Pletcher's lightly raced Oonagh Maccool to fly slightly under the radar in the Grade 2 fixture for older fillies and mares.

looks like a standout on paper for the Rampart, having won 4 of 6 starts at 3, including the Grade 1 Alabama by 6 1/4 lengths over Pletcher's Spun Sugar. But Sweet Symphony did tail off at the end of the year, finishing off the board in the Beldame and Breeders' Cup Distaff.

Sweet Symphony, a homebred daughter of A.P. Indy and Brandy Rose owned by George Steinbrenner's Kinsman Stable, was given some time off following her ninth-place finish in the Distaff but has trained well at Payson Park for her return, according to trainer Bill Mott.

"She's doing good, and if she's back to her form from last summer or even approaches it, she should have a good year," Mott said.

Sweet Symphony carries high weight of 119 pounds under Cornelio Velasquez.

, an Irish-bred daughter of Giant's Causeway, will be making her graded-stakes debut in the Rampart but has captured three of her four career starts. On Feb. 11, she scored by a widening eight lengths here in a second-level allowance race going nine furlongs. The pace scenario of the Rampart could also play in her favor, as she should be the controlling speed in the race under jockey Rafael Bejarano.

"She's a very talented filly," said Tristan Barry, assistant to Pletcher, who will be at Nad Al Sheba on Saturday to send out Host and Magna Graduate on the Dubai World Cup card. "Obviously from her first race on the dirt she's showed she's got a lot of ability and raw talent. We're sticking her in deep here to find out where she stands, but she's been training well and gotten better since her last start and I think she'll fit nicely in this spot."

Oonagh Maccool will receive a five-pound concession from Sweet Symphony in the nine-furlong Rampart.

had a modest two-race win streak snapped when she finished second in the Grade 3 Sabin on Feb. 18. The Calder-based filly had captured a pair of stakes over her home course to close out her 2005 campaign.

Eyes on Eddy, winner of the Suwannee River Handicap on Feb. 4, completes the lineup along with Classy Charm and Saint Kris.