11/16/2006 12:00AM

'Laura' looks too good for these


SAN MATEO, Calif. - Since she was bought at a dispersal sale in February, Somethinaboutlaura has done virtually everything her trainer and part-owner Jerry Hollendorfer has asked of her. The 4-year-old filly seeks her third straight stakes victory in Saturday's $55,000-added Autumn Leaves Handicap at Bay Meadows. She has five rivals in the 1 1/16-mile race.

Somethinaboutlaura, who won the Foster City Handicap at Bay Meadows just before the sale, was the $375,000 sales topper at the Fasig-Tipton sale in Kentucky. In her first four starts for Hollendorfer, she had a third and three seconds, including a photo loss to Santa Anita downhill specialist Cambiocorsa. Then she won the Grade 2 A Gleam Handicap at Hollywood Park July 1.

Somethinaboutlaura finished fourth in the Grade 3 Rancho Bernardo Handicap at Del Mar following the A Gleam, and has won her two starts since - the Pacific Heights on the turf at Golden Gate Fields and the Cal Cup Matron. In eight starts for Hollendorfer, the California-bred Somethinaboutlaura has earned $326,155.

"We've been very, very fortunate with her," Hollendorfer said. "There's always a risk in making a purchase like this. The risk was to have her win out the money we paid for her and get her graded placings. That helped make her pedigree, to win a Grade 2."

Hollendorfer's top goal for Somethinboutlaura is the Sunshine Millions in January. He could run her on dirt in the 1o1/8-mile Distaff or the Filly and Mare Sprint, or on grass in the 1 1/8-mile Filly and Mare Turf.

Before then, he plans to run her in the $100,000 California Turf Championship here on Dec. 9, a one-mile turf race.

Somethinaboutlaura seems to have too much speed and endurance for any of her rivals on Saturday. She can lead wire to wire but is even better when stalking.

Freakin Streakin, fourth, three-quarters of a length behind Somethinaboutlaura in the Grade 2 Milady at Hollywood Park in June, should be her primary competition. This will be Freakin Streakin's first start since a fifth in the Grade 1 Vanity at Hollywood on July 3.

Penny Ante makes her first start of the year. She ran third at odds-on in this race last year.

Rounding out the field are Breeze Along and Miss Rainier, who ran one-two in an Oct. 6 allowance race at Golden Gate Fields, and Royal Kleven.