Updated on 09/17/2011 11:03AM

It's Sightseek, and six others

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Sightseek, trained by Bobby Frankel, is coming off huge wins in the Humana Distaff (above) in May and Ogden Phipps Handicap in June.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Even though Sunday's $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap boasts four Grade 1 winners among its seven entrants, it is not as competitive a race as one may think.

"It's Sightseek, and everybody else," said John Kimmel, trainer of Go for Wand longshot Miss Linda.

The multiple Grade 1-winning Sightseek may not be the best older filly in trainer Bobby Frankel's barn, but she certainly looks like a standout in the Grade 1 Go for Wand. Sightseek, who shares the shed row with the imposing Delaware Handicap winner Wild Spirit, has a record of 6-4-0 from

10 starts and is coming off monster performances in both the Humana Distaff and Ogden Phipps Handicap.

Those are both Grade 1 races run around one turn. Sightseek has yet to win a two-turn, nine-furlong race, but she did finish second behind top California fillies Got Koko and Starrer in such races earlier this year.

Frankel doesn't see the distance as a problem.

"Especially with the competition," Frankel said. "I think she likes the track better, too. She didn't look weak going a mile and a sixteenth [in the Phipps]. She's doing really well."

Jerry Bailey, who has ridden Sightseek in eight of her 10 starts - including all six victories - said he always questioned how far Sightseek would run, but he sees Sunday as a chance to get the distance.

"Given the makeup of the race, I don't think it'll pose too much of a problem," said Bailey, who has won this race four times. "It's a speed-oriented type of track; she should be okay this go-round. I think we'll find out a lot about her."

As the 121-pound highweight, Sightseek is conceding five to nine pounds to her six rivals. She breaks from post 5 and figures to be just off the early lead.

In Grade 1 winners Miss Linda and Forest Secrets, Sightseek faces two mares who have each raced just once since disappointing efforts in last year's Go for Wand. Miss Linda, who won the Grade 1 Spinster in 2001, finished fourth in last year's Go for Wand and was sidelined for 11 months with an ankle injury and then a fractured knee. In her return race three weeks ago at Monmouth, Miss Linda finished second, 11 lengths behind the nondescript Rebecca's Charm.

"Definitely rusty," Kimmel said. "And she might still need another race, and I can't find one. She likes the racetrack here, and she's got to be a lot fitter. She didn't care for the Monmouth track - it was cuppy, and she struggled with it."

Forest Secrets, who won the Grade 1 Acorn in 2001, came out of a fifth-place finish in last year's Go for Wand with an injured ligament in an ankle. She finished third, beaten 11 lengths, in the four-horse Madison Stakes on April 9 at Keeneland. Trainer John Ward has not been able to find an allowance race for her since.

"We can't find an easier spot that'll fill," Ward said. "She's ready to go, and she does like Saratoga."

Nonsuch Bay, the 2001 Mother Goose winner, is the other Grade 1 winner in the field. She is coming off a troubled third behind You in the Fleur de Lis Handicap.

She's Got the Beat, a New York-bred daughter of Sultry Song, is an interesting longshot. She is coming off a second-place finish behind Summer Colony in the Grade 2 Molly Pitcher at Monmouth Park, her first start around two turns.

"That was a last-minute decision to run in that race," said trainer Phil Johnson, who noted that owner Elizabeth Walsh lives near Monmouth. "I think she should run better second time around two turns, but we're not excited about running against Sightseek."

Call an Audible, who finished third in the Molly Pitcher, and Happily Unbridled, who comes off a second-place finish in a nine-furlong stakes at Arlington, complete the field.