11/02/2006 1:00AM

Imahoneytoo stretches out


Imahoneytoo is the one to beat when she faces eight other Ohio-bred fillies and mares in the $50,000 Bobbie Bricker Memorial Handicap at Beulah Park.

Imahoneytoo stretches back out around two turns in the 1 1/16-mile Bricker after closing to finish third, beaten three lengths by course specialist Just Michel, in the six-furlong Scarlet and Gray Handicap at Beulah two weeks ago.

Two starts back, Imahoneytoo tracked the pace to the stretch before rallying to score a 2o1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Best of Ohio Distaff going 1 1/8 miles at Thistledown.

Jeff Skerett has a return call aboard Imahoneytoo, who has finished on the board in all nine of her starts at 1 1/16 miles and has won 7 of 32 starts and $227,206. Imahoneytoo, owned, bred, and trained by Richard Zielinski, spots her rivals from 4 to 13 pounds as the 123-pound highweight.

Defending champion Patti's Clown and 3-year-old filly Money Card both figure to be on the early pace in the Bricker and are win threats. Patti's Clown set the pace to the stretch in the Best of Ohio Distaff last out before fading to finish ninth, beaten 15 lengths by Imahoneytoo. Luis Gonzalez has a return call on Patti's Clown, who will carry 119 pounds for trainer Mike Nance.

Money Card finished a half-length in front of Imahoneytoo when second in the Scarlet and Gray in her most recent start. Money Card, a winner of 4 of her 13 starts this year, figures to keep Patti's Clown busy on the front end in the Bricker. Money Card's regular jockey, Jane Magrell, will be in to ride for trainer Tim Girten.