11/16/2001 12:00AM

Moccasin has little bit of everything


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - There is something for everyone in the $100,000 Moccasin Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park on Sunday.

Want a front-runner going seven furlongs? Bay Meadows stakes winner Cinnful Bride fits the bill. "She's a speed filly, we'll see how far she goes," trainer Caesar Dominguez said. "At Hollywood Park, speed has been holding."

Want a late-runner? Runaway Pro suits. "She's not a speed horse," trainer Mike Mitchell admitted. "But if there's a lot of speed that's stopping at the eighth pole . . . I think I have her ready."

Want chalk? Ponche De Leona and Teresa Ann qualify. Ponche De Leona won a minor stakes by three lengths last month at Santa Anita, and trainer Chris Paasch expects a similar effort. "She's really on her game right now; as long as she's good in the paddock, I expect her to run well."

Teresa Ann looked good winning her maiden, but doubt remains regarding the quality of the horses she beat. The second-place finisher has run second three times in four starts; the third-place finisher returned last weekend to bomb at 1-2.

Twelve entered the Moccasin, a prep for the Grade 1, 1 1/16-mile Hollywood Starlet on Dec. 16. At seven furlongs, pace dynamics will enter play. Dominguez is correct regarding the racetrack favoring Cinnful Bride. Each of the first six races this meet at seven furlongs was won by a horse within two lengths of the lead after the first quarter-mile. To win, Cinnful Bride must shake off speedster Ayanna.

A two-time winner from four starts, Cinnful Bride's trainer is also her co-owner and breeder. Why doesn't Dominguez ride her, too? "I've thought about it," he said. Instead, Ricardo Jaime will ride.

Ponche De Leona won three of four at Calder before Paasch purchased her privately. Expectations were for two turns on turf, but the six-furlong Anoakia at Santa Anita looked soft, and turned out that way. "I was a little surprised she won as easy as she did for the distance," Paasch said. "She looks like she's going to be a route horse, and she has a turf foot."

Ponche De Leona earned an ordinary figure (80) in the Anoakia, but has won four of five overall. Her versatile style will allow her and jockey Garret Gomez to be positioned right behind the pace. Runaway Pro, recovered from a cough that knocked her out of training for a month, will try to buck the track profile and rally from last.