11/12/2004 12:00AM

Huntington anyone's race


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - The race for juvenile champion remains wide open, so it's only fitting that the same thing can be said about Sunday's $75,000-added Huntington Stakes at Aqueduct.

The six-furlong Huntington drew a field of nine 2-year-old sprinters, and it should come as no surprise that two of the leading contenders are emerging from last-out maiden victories for Todd Pletcher and Nick Zito.

The Pletcher-trained showed some promise with a pair of in-the-money finishes at Saratoga. He returned from a brief freshening and put it all together last month to graduate at seven furlongs.

John Velazquez rides Malheur, who breaks from post 7.

Zito will send out , who also comes off a maiden win at Belmont in his third career start. Mr. Cold Call encountered trouble in his first two starts, but got a rider switch to Cornelio Velasquez last time out and drove clear impressively.

Velasquez returns aboard Mr. Cold Call, who drew post 4.

Get Wild and Lieutenant Danz are the only members of the field to have won anything more than a maiden race.

, who is owned and trained by Allen Iwinski, was a front-running maiden winner at Saratoga on closing day, and returned later in September to win a first-level allowance sprint from just off the pace.

"We train our 2-year-olds to do that," said Iwinski. "We spend a lot of time in the mornings putting them behind horses and having them take dirt in their faces."

Get Wild, an alert breaker who has been first from the gate in all three of his starts, breaks from the rail with Pablo Fragoso. He is the only entrant based at Aqueduct, and has had the benefit of three workouts over the main track since his allowance win across town at Belmont.

looks a little light in terms of Beyer Figures, but has done everything asked of him thus far, winning both of his starts at The Meadowlands. He was claimed by trainer Sharon Huston for $20,000 out of his debut victory, and came back just 19 days later to win an allowance sprint wire to wire.

"They started ganging up on him at the quarter pole and I thought he was going to fade, but he took off," said Huston. "He was just playing with them. We'll find out how good he is on Sunday."

Felix Ortiz rides Lieutenant Danz, who breaks from post 3.

Also set to go in the 10th running of the Huntington are Suny's Boy, Storm Creek Rising, Schiloh, Magoo's Magic, and Tani Maru.