05/18/2005 11:00PM

'Ketchme' could be uncatchable filly


Races for 3-year-old fillies do not get much quicker than the one Ketchmewhereyoucan exits, which makes her look imposing Saturday in the $50,000 Dixie Miss at Louisiana Downs.

Ketchmewhereyoucan invades from Lone Star Park, where she finished second in the Wafare Farm, a six-furlong race that went in a blazing 1:08.60. She will travel the same distance in the Dixie Miss, which drew seven 3-year-old fillies, including Ms Seneca Rock, who is a statebred stakes winner, and Magnolia Belle, who has stepped up her game since the addition of blinkers in March.

is the most battle-tested of the bunch. She has made 10 career starts, seven of which have come in stakes company. In the Wafare, she settled in second behind winner True Tails, who set fractions of 21.20 seconds for the opening quarter, 43.60 for the half-mile mark, and 55.60 for five furlongs. True Tails went on to win by 7 3/4 lengths, and established herself as the early favorite for the $150,000 Stonerside at Lone Star on May 30.

The Wafare was the second time Ketchmewhereyoucan has played runner-up to True Tails, who is considered one of the best fillies in the region. The rivals ran one-two in the Lone Star Park Juvenile Fillies last October.

Ketchmewhereyoucan, who is looking for her first stakes win, figures to be on the pace, but she can also stalk if Magnolia Belle, who has speed and breaks to her inside, gets off to a fast start. Ketchmewhereyou-can, a winner the two times she has been favored in her career, will be ridden by leading jockey John Jacinto.

Tommie Morgan trains Ketchmewhereyoucan, a daughter of Distorted Humor who is out of the stakes-winning mare Dasharoo.

Magnolia Belle added blinkers on March 31, and won a seven-furlong allowance at Delta Downs by a neck. One race later, she was a neck winner of a six-furlong allowance at Lone Star after setting a fast pace, but after drifting in the stretch run, she was disqualified and placed second. Magnolia Belle won her maiden last year at 2 and is an up-and-coming filly for trainer Jim Hudson, who has given the mount to Guy Smith.

Ms Seneca Rock, who won the Valor Farm for Texas-breds in October, is a strong closer and will benefit if a duel develops between Ketchmewhereyoucan and Magnolia Belle.

The Dixie Miss goes as race 6.