12/13/2001 12:00AM

Ing Ing gives Clement big shot at his third straight Genter win


MIAMI - Ing Ing should find the competition a lot more to her liking than in her U.S. debut when facing a full field of 3-year-old filly turf specialists in Saturday's $100,000 Frances A. Genter Stakes. The Genter shares top billing on the 12-race Calder program with the $100,000 Kenny Noe Jr. Handicap, a seven-furlong dash for older colts and geldings.

Ing Ing took on Grade 1 competition in Keeneland's Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and finished fifth, beaten less than four lengths by Affluent and Golden Apples, making her first start in this country on Oct. 13. She was trained by Nicolas Clement for the QEII but has since been turned over to his brother, Christophe, who will be seeking his third straight Genter victory.

"She came right to Florida after the race in Keeneland," said assistant trainer Christophe Lorieul, speaking on behalf of Clement, who is in Hong Kong to saddle Forbidden Apple in Sunday's Hong Kong Mile. "The filly has trained well since coming to Payson Park. I think Chris and the new owner [James T. Gottwald] were pleased with her race at Keeneland. She will be turning back to 7 1/2 furlongs for this race, but the distance doesn't figure to be a problem. All we are looking for is a good pace to run at."

Jose Santos, who rode Seducer to victory for Clement in the 1999 Genter, will be aboard Ing Ing on Saturday.

Among the major obstacles in Clement's quest for a third straight Genter victory will be the locally based Sara's Success, the Allen Jerkens-trained duo of Shooting Party and Fiddle, the regally bred Amelia, and Salty You.

Sara's Success seeks to rebound from a disappointing sixth place finish in the Lenta Stakes after winning the Calder Oaks five weeks earlier.

Shooting Party finished second in the Grade 1 Garden City Breeders' Cup Handicap in early September but comes off a badly beaten seventh-place finish in the Grade 3 Athenia Handicap.

Salty You finished third in a division of the Pebbles Stakes in her last start and will seek to duplicate stablemate Batique's victory here last weekend in the My Charmer Handicap.

Unlike the Genter, which drew 19 entries, only six horses passed the box for the Kenny Noe. But what the race lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality. The field is led by highweights Kiss a Native, Dancing Guy, and Fappie's Notebook, and also includes defending champ Miners Gamble, two-time Noe winner Thrillin Discovery, and Highway Prospector.

Kiss a Native has won once in four starts this year and returns to trainer Bill White, who saddled the homebred to victory in the In Reality division of the Florida Stallion Series at 2.

Dancing Guy, returning to his peak form, has finished second in each of his last three starts.

Fappie's Notebook rallied to win the Groomstick and Smile Sprint handicaps here earlier in the season before shipping to Churchill Downs to finish third in the Grade 3 Ack Ack Handicap.

Miners Gamble rallied to an easy four-length victory in the 2000 Noe. He has spent the bulk of this season in Chicago, where he won 2 of 4 starts at Arlington Park, including the Taylor's Special Stakes on the grass.