07/12/2006 12:00AM

I Can See starts with a fresh slate


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Three races for optional claimers and allowance runners highlight Friday's program at Hollywood Park, the start of the final weekend of the spring-summer meeting.

In those three fields, there is only one stakes winner from the last year - a one-eyed filly who has been entered for an $80,000 claiming price.

, the winner of the minor Black Swan Stakes at Fairplex Park last September, starts in the seventh race, an optional claimer for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles on turf.

Friday's race is her first start for owners David and Holly Wilson and trainer Vladimir Cerin, who claimed I Can See for $62,500 after she finished second by a nose in a claiming race at a mile on turf on June 14.

"It seems they wanted to put her in a spot to win, but someplace where she could be taken," Cerin said. "She ran a big race and had some trouble."

I Can See was previously owned and trained by Rafael DeLeon, who was not shy about starting her in any available spot. I Can See has won 2 of 17 starts and has made seven starts this year.

I Can See has seven opponents, including , who finished a game third against a similar field on June 22. Trained by Richard Mandella, Indy Miss rallied from ninth in a field of 10 to miss by a length.

is capable of running well. Second in the Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita on Jan. 1, she has been second or third in 4 of 7 starts. Her lone win came in a maiden race at Calder in October.

The first race on the program is a $55,000 optional claimer at 1 1/16 miles on dirt. The field of five includes Gallardo, who was second in the 2005 Derby Trial Stakes at Churchill Downs and second in an optional claimer at 1 1/16 miles here on June 4.

Trained by Bob Baffert, Gallardo won an allowance race by seven lengths at Santa Anita in March, but has lost his last three starts.

The fifth race is an allowance at 5 1/2 furlongs on turf. Leonetti, Margaritalosflores, and Sheriff Jordan will lead the betting.

Leonetti was third in a similar race on May 26, his first start against winners. Margaritalosflores was second by a head in a turf sprint on June 17, the 20th start of his career.

Sheriff Jordan led throughout a turf sprint to beat maidens on June 16.