10/03/2007 11:00PM

Law Enforcement looks dominant

EmailLaw Enforcement, a dominating winner of his first two starts, figures to be an overwhelming favorite when he returns to Finger Lakes for Saturday's $269,200 New York Breeders' Futurity.

Six other New York-bred 2-year-olds, including a pair of fillies, will challenge Law Enforcement in the six-furlong Futurity, the richest race of the Finger Lakes season.

A son of Posse, Law Enforcement crushed nine other statebred juveniles by 7 1/2 lengths in the six-furlong Aspirant on Labor Day at odds of 1-2. His 90 Beyer Speed Figure is 13 points higher than any of his Futurity opponents has ever run.

The strength of Law Enforcement's race was validated when runner-up Spanky Fischbein came back to run second in a restricted stakes at Belmont Park with an 83 Beyer, third-place Piquante Cat won a first-level allowance against open company on the Meadowlands turf, fourth-place He Aint Easy finished second in the Pilgrim on grass at Belmont, and seventh-place Barossa came back to win a maiden race at Finger Lakes.

John Grabowski has picked up the mount on Law Enforcement for trainer Mark Hennig. Grabowski has won the Futurity twice, but not since 1991.

Law Enforcement's two main rivals are the fillies By the Light and Canadian Ballet, who ran one-two in last month's Lady Fingers. Nine fillies have won the Futurity since it was first contested in 1963, the most recent Mother's Sacrifice in 2003.

Racing one race earlier than Law Enforcement on the same card, By the Light was an easy winner against fillies in the Lady Fingers, but ran a full second slower than the colt.

Canadian Ballet set the pace in the Lady Fingers before tiring late to finish 5 1/4 lengths behind By the Light. Trainer Linda Rice has since added blinkers to Canadian Ballet's equipment and she worked swiftly over the training track at Saratoga on Monday.

Gold Like U heads Proud Puppy

Ten filly and mare sprinters will contest the $50,000 Proud Puppy Handicap (race 7).

The Aqueduct-based Gold Like U, an easy winner of the restricted Arctic Queen Handicap in her first visit to Finger Lakes, should vie for favoritism with 123-pound highweight Doll of the Year, a six-time winner this year who failed as the 7-5 favorite in an August overnight handicap in her only local start.

Other contenders include Cajun Mistress, who takes a steep class drop out of the Grade 3 Endine Handicap at Delaware Park in an attempt to snap an eight-race losing streak; Hoosick Falls, a winner of 8 of 13 starts over the track; and Monterey Bay, who has won 3 of 4 starts locally since coming from Kentucky.