06/29/2004 11:00PM

Mom's Real Quiet on upswing


PLEASANTON, Calif. - Preparing for a three-day holiday weekend, Alameda County Fair racing secretary Greg Brent found himself up against it when drawing races for Friday, and the result was co-featured claiming races.

They are both for $12,500 claimers at a mile and 70 yards. One race is for fillies and mares, the other for males.

Pleasanton is the lone California track to card races at the mile and 70-yard distance. It's an attempt to attract runners that may not want to go 1 1/16 miles. The configuration of the track is such that one-mile races start so close to the clubhouse turn that outside runners would be severely compromised.

The filly and mare race seems to have a standout in Mom's Real Quiet, who drew the outside post 6. A 3-year-old, Mom's Real Quiet is meeting older here, but she has been meeting better with some success of late.

She just ran second in a $32,000 starter allowance at one mile after running third against similar company in her previous start. Those two efforts followed a strong maiden win for a $16,000 claiming tag.

Although Mom's Real Quiet prefers the stalking role, she could end up on the front end here.

Chance's Domain returns to the main track after a pair of turf routes in $32,000 starter allowance company.

Dancing Fairy, who just won a bottom-level $8,000 maiden claimer, could be a factor as well. The victory gave her a career-high Beyer and it came in her first try around two turns.

The race for males seems much more wide open, with Final Finale, Seven Charms, Guaritta, and Doc N Jag all seeming to have a chance.

Final Finale, trained by Sergio Ledezma, has been second and third at this level in his past two starts. His stalking style from the second flight should have him in good position coming into the lane.

Seven Charms has been meeting better on the turf and has the highest recent Beyers in the field.

Guaritta makes his third start off a comeback. He ran evenly against similar in his first start in six months and turned in a better-than-looked effort against better on the turf last out.

Doc N Jag chased Final Finale in his last start but has shown improvement in his past two starts and fits well at this level.