08/16/2006 11:00PM

Morey after another quick return on $80K


SAN MATEO, Calif. - With the 3-year-old filly Multiple, trainer Billy Morey is repeating a pattern that he just had success with. Morey claimed Multiple for $80,000 at Del Mar on July 27, and she will make her first start for him in Saturday's Bay Meadows Fair feature, a first-level allowance race for fillies and mares at 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf.

Morey claimed Stone Rain for $80,000 on March 10 for Monty Armi and Saul Gevertz, the same owners for whom he claimed Multiple. The trio hopes to match its success with Stone Rain, who won the Sam J. Whiting at Pleasanton this summer.

Multiple has won two straight races and was claimed both times. That she's meeting older here is not a concern to Morey.

"I'd like to run against 3-year-olds, but the condition here is 3 and up," Morey said. "She's been beating straight 3-year-olds, but the way she's been doing it has been impressive. She doesn't know she's been beating 3-year-olds and is meeting older now.

"We'll find out more about her Saturday."

Multiple has good speed. She built an eight-length lead in a $50,000 claimer en route to a win at Hollywood Park. In her last race, an $80,000 claimer at Del Mar, she stalked the pace.

Multiple's stablemate Triola, just claimed by Morey for $25,000, and Radiant Heat, who just graduated in a sprint, will also be part of the speed brigade. So Multiple's willingness to rate could be the key to the victory.

Radiant Heat did stalk the pace in her maiden win.

Fantastic Career and All Candy, both winless on the turf, and Phenomanal Star, moving up after being claimed for $6,250, round out the field.