11/02/2006 1:00AM

Julie B one to beat

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Julie B and Malibu Sue, both winners on the West Virginia Breeders Classics program three weeks ago, face off in the $50,000 Sylvia Bishop Memorial Stakes for 3-year-old West Virginia-bred fillies at Charles Town.

Trained by George Yetsook, Julie B has been the fastest filly at Charles Town, where she is 6 for 7. Her last two Beyers of 82 and 77, for victories in the $315,000 Cavada and its prep stakes a month earlier, tower over the competition.

Based on their recent starts, Malibu Sue would have to improve 15 points on the Beyer scale off her narrow victory in the West Virginia Division of Tourism to knock off Julie B. The same holds true for Shesagrumptoo, the runner-up to Malibu Sue as the 4-5 favorite.