11/25/2005 12:00AM

Look for Jeffries Bay late


ALBANY, Calif. - A pair of optional $40,000 claimers highlight another strong Golden Gate Fields card Sunday.

Stakes winners , who is looking for his first victory of the year after winning 4 of 8 starts as a 3-year-old last year, including an allowance sprint at Keeneland in which he earned a 103 Beyer. In four starts this year, Jeffries Bay has run in some strong races, including the Bay Meadows Speed Handicap, where he finished third of five behind Lost in the Fog. Though eased when tried at a mile in a Bay Meadows optional claimer in his last start, he has four solid works since then and will be a factor Sunday from off the pace.

Onebadshark also returns to a preferred sprint after fading late in a one-mile turf race at Oak Tree.

The co-feature, a one-mile race for 2-year-olds, features several runners who have shown ability and could be factors in early Derby preps next year.

Class of Fifty comes off a second-place finish after leading in the lane of the Pinjara Stakes on the turf at Oak Tree. He ran second in his debut behind Frisco Star, who broke a 20-year-old track record at Santa Rosa, and third in his second start behind Passive Income, who was entered in Saturday's Mill Valley Stakes. Both races were on the main track. He beat Sweet Roberto in his third start, a 7 1/2-furlong maiden race on the Bay Meadows turf.

The field also includes Moonlite Romance, second in the I'm Smokin at Del Mar and second in the Cavonnier at Oak Tree. He helped set the pace in the Cal Cup Juvenile before finishing a troubled fourth and getting moved up to third on a disqualification.

Sweet Roberto, who may prefer the turf, graduated in his last start, which came after three straight seconds as the heavy favorite.

Stretching out is the undefeated Wild Truce, who makes a big step up after a 13-length victory in a $16,000 claiming race here.

Convenient Marquet, never worse than second in four starts, also stretches out while bringing a two-race win streak into the race.

Pick six hit for $200,000

With the only California racing on Wednesday at Golden Gate Fields, $194,637 was wagered on the pick six, in addition to a $64,931 carryover.

One player hit the pick six, winning $209,054.40. Although Tiz Courtly paid only $4.80 in the final race, no favorites won. The other winners were Point of Flight ($30.80), Chasm ($22.40), Havana ($9.80), Neverhadadin-ner ($8.20), and Jacobs Smile ($6).

* Leading jockey Russell Baze received a three-day suspension running Thursday through Saturday for allowing Retirees Three to drift out in the lane, resulting in a disqualification from second to third.