02/13/2004 12:00AM

Last race flags She's a Rebel Too


Anytime a horse runs well despite racing against a track bias, it's worth making a note for next time. In the case of She's a Rebel Too, her performance last month at Aqueduct deserves to be highlighted in red and surrounded by exclamation points.

She's a Rebel Too comes off an extraordinary effort against a distinct anti-speed bias in that race. She returns to her home base at Laurel Park for Sunday's $75,000 Jameela Stakes, a seven-furlong sprint for Maryland-bred 3-year-old fillies.

Trainer Tony Dutrow took She's a Rebel Too to New York on Jan. 24 for a first-level allowance race. Normally, speed fares quite well on Aqueduct's inner dirt track, but that day a strong headwind stopped practically every pacesetter in the stretch and set things up for a string of closers to win.

She's a Rebel Too managed to buck the bias, however, wiring six rivals in 1:12.01 for six furlongs. As one of only two horses to lead from gate to wire on the program, She's a Rebel Too earned an 88 Beyer Speed Figure.

New York-based Forestier, who just missed when she shipped to Laurel for last month's six-furlong Marshua, and Sea of Promises, runner-up in the nine-furlong Maryland Juvenile Fillies Championship on Dec. 31, both look dangerous.

Forestier, trained by Todd Pletcher, set the pace in the Marshua on Jan. 3 and tired late to finish a head behind Among My Souvenirs, matching the 78 Beyer she earned in her career debut against maidens. She gets a favorable rider shift to Ramon Dominguez.

Sea of Promises, who has been first or second in all five of her career starts, will race with blinkers for the first time as she makes her 3-year-old debut. The last time Sea of Promises sprinted she easily defeated first-level allowance horses and was awarded an 87 Beyer.

Ten Treasures cuts back in distance after winning a two-turn maiden race in New York. Silmaril won from off the pace two starts ago, then was hurt by a wide trip when moved up versus stakes fillies in the Marshua.