12/30/2004 1:00AM

Hollendorfer seeks exacta


ALBANY, Calif. - Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer hopes to start 2005 with a repeat of one of his feats of 2004.

Horses trained by Hollendorfer ran one-two in seven northern California stakes in 2004, including the Forty-Niner Handicap here on Nov. 26, when the uncoupled Yougottawanna beat Adreamisborn by a neck.

Hollendorfer will send out co-highweights Adreamisborn and Yougottawanna against three rivals on Saturday in the $75,000-added Lafayette Handicap. The one-mile race, originally carded for the turf, will be run on the main track.

After the race, Hollendorfer said that Adreamisborn was perhaps a workout short heading into that race.

Since then, has had four works, counting six-furlong bullets in each of his last two.

Hollendorfer is satisfied that Adreamisborn will be ready, even though Yougottawanna has had more and longer works.

"Each horse is different," Hollendorfer said. "Adreamisborn is a little bit hard on himself. He gets quite a bit out of his [daily] gallops. Yougottawanna is not as hard on himself."

Hollendorfer also nominated turf specialist Ninebanks, but didn't really consider entering him, in part because he believed, correctly, the race would wind up on the main track.

Entering a horse in anticipation of a surface change has been a good strategy for this race. I'madrifter, winner of the 2002 and 2003 runnings, was entered both times in hopes of surface switches, and both times it happened.

Beaucette, Jake Skate, and Motel Staff drew the three inside posts Saturday.

Jake Skate, who earned a 103 Beyer Speed Figure in an allowance race loss by a nose at Hollywood Park on Dec. 8, should be the speed of the race, although Motel Staff and Yougottawanna have speed, too.

They could set up Adreamisborn, who is unbeaten on wet tracks despite his off-the-pace style. There is precipitation in the forecast.

"Some horses handle it better than others," said Hollendorfer.

Beaucette stalked nicely when second in the slop to the Hollendorfer-trained Marwood in the Oct. 23 Golden Poppy at Bay Meadows.