04/28/2003 11:00PM

Mamzelle appears wide open


Repository won last year's Mamzelle Stakes at the juicy price of 12-1. Coming off a stakes win at Keeneland and with the high-powered connections of D. Wayne Lukas and Jerry Bailey behind her, she figures to be a much shorter price Thursday when the $100,000 Mamzelle is run for the seventh time.

Repository, who beat several of these rivals in the Stravinsky Stakes at Keeneland on April 19, will be making her third start in 26 days in the Mamzelle, a five-furlong turf sprint. She is the 122-pound co-highweight along with Dixie Tactics, and the pair will be conceding 2 to 8 pounds to the rest in the field.

"The fact that it's five-eighths, I don't think running back in two weeks will be a problem,'' said Lukas, who was not Repository's trainer when she won this race last year.

Tom Amoss trained Repository last year and could have Repository's toughest rival this year in Full Spectrum. In four starts at Fair Grounds last winter, Full Spectrum had two wins and two seconds. She gets in light at 114 pounds.

On the Fritz is an interesting value horse in this field. She finished third in the Stravinsky after breaking from post 10 and having to rally extremely wide. She was beaten only 2 3/4 lengths in the race. It was also just her second start of the year.

"I don't think she was on top of her game last time. She should run a little better this time," trainer James Baker said. "She didn't get much out of her first race, but she got a tremendous amount out of her last race. Hopefully, that inner rail won't be out, because it gets speed-favoring when that inner rail is out.''

Thursday, On the Fritz breaks from post 3, returns to the turf course she won over last spring, and gets in at 114 pounds under Robby Albarado.