01/11/2007 12:00AM

Hollendorfer's three starters draw inside


ALBANY, Calif. - What seems the cream of northern California's 3-year-old filly crop has signed up to meet a Southern California stakes winner in Saturday's $50,000-added Tiburon Handicap at Golden Gate Fields.

The six-furlong race attracted six runners, including three for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer: Glorification, Storming Starlet, and Black Pulpit, who are coming off maiden victories and drew posts 1, 2, and 3.

Kimmy Potter won the Black Swan at Fairplex then set the pace before fading in a pair of Hollywood Park stakes. In her last start, an $80,000 optional claimer at Hollywood Park, she led until the final strides going 6 1/2 furlongs.

Quite a Rush, sent off at 2-5, did little running until approaching the quarter pole in her debut last September here. Then she seemed to figure out what she was doing and finished strongly.

In her second start, she won her maiden by seven, earning a field-best 92 Beyer. She defeated Sego Lily, the filly that beat her in her debut, in an allowance race in her third start.

Quite a Rush popped a quarter in a December work. She worked a half-mile in 47.40 seconds Monday, but trainer Greg Gilchrist said she showed a "little infection again" Tuesday, and on Thursday he called her 75-25 to run.

The Tiburon is a prep for the Feb. 10 California Oaks at 1 1/16 miles.

Gilchrist said Quite a Rush would be better "when she gets stretched out."

"One reason to get a race in her is then we can take a week off and get everything back in line," he said. "It's more than about one race."

Glorification has drawn the rail for all three of her starts. She was the runner-up ahead of Quite a Rush in their debut and won her maiden in a faster time than Quite a Rush's allowance win on the same card.

Glorification ran a 20.76 opening quarter in her debut, but Hollendorfer doesn't limit her potential only to sprinting.

"We don't know yet," he said. "I'm interested in getting all my young horses to run long."

The rail draw probably means Glorification will be gunning for the lead again; however, stablemate Storming Starlet flashed good speed in her maiden win here Dec. 30.