09/25/2001 12:00AM

Justnowayofknowin' primed for win No. 2


Justnowayofknowin', owned by Kenwood Racing, seems well spotted to earn the second win of his career in Thursday's featured seventh event at Bay Meadows.

The six-furlong allowance/optional claiming dash attracted a field of eight competing for the $32,000 purse.

Justnowayofknowin' is winless this season but has run strongly in all four races for trainer Chuck Peery. He made his seasonal debut in similar company in June at Pleasanton and wound up second to recent stakes winner Presidio Heights. Justnowayofknowin' also finished second in allowance tries at Vallejo and the San Mateo Fair before finishing third last out at Sacramento.

Last season, Justnowayofknowin' won his maiden at Sacramento and also recorded good seconds in allowance company at Golden Gate Fields and Bay Meadows. Ricky Frazier has the call on Justnowayofknowin' in Thursday's headliner.

Two Jerry Hollendorfer trainees appear likely to offer the strongest threat on Thursday. Heaven's Treat, owned by Halo Farms, has been idle since June when he finished fifth in a strong allowance race. Heaven's Treat also finished fifth earlier this season in the Round Table Handicap.

Heaven's Treat won a similar allowance condition last November at a mile over the Golden Gate strip and will be in for a $40,000 tag on Thursday. He has recorded a series of good six-furlong workouts for Hollendorfer, the leading local trainer.

The other Hollendorfer entrant, At the Dock, will be making his third career start on Thursday and has run strongly in both his first two tries.

At the Dock debuted in February at Golden Gate and rallied from just off the pace to defeat $50,000 claimers. At the Dock was then off until August when he surfaced in a similar allowance spot and ran well after being forced four wide. He wound up fourth in that race and he will have the services of the red-hot Frank Alvarado on Thursday.

An interesting outsider is American Way who was claimed from his career debut at Sacramento for only $8,000 and jumps into allowance company for his first try for new owners Tom Carsten and Mitch Beljakovic.