11/30/2005 12:00AM

Mrs. Doyle goes for dangerous barn


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - After a successful stint in New York last winter, the Maryland-based trainer Robert Bailes is back for another stay at Aqueduct. Bailes will look to get his inner-track meet off to a good start Friday when he sends out Mrs. Doyle in the second-level allowance feature for fillies and mares at a mile and 70 yards.

Bailes had a record of 6-7-2 from 21 starters over the inner track last winter. That included a victory by Scrappy T in the Count Fleet. Mrs. Doyle, a 5-year-old daughter of Partner's Hero, had a record of 1-3-0 from 5 inner-track starts. She won an entry-level allowance race here on Feb. 26 before losing by a nose at this level in March.

Following a lengthy layoff, Mrs. Doyle has run twice this fall with a second-place finish in an allowance race and a fourth-place finish in the Maryland Million Distaff Handicap.

The Maryland Million Distaff was run at seven furlongs, a distance Bailes thinks is too short for Mrs. Doyle. Bailes said his only other option at the time was to run her on the turf, a surface on which she is 0 for 2.

Friday, Mrs. Doyle will run around two turns, which Bailes said "should be a plus." Alan Garcia, aboard for Mrs. Doyle's win here last winter, rides Mrs. Doyle from the rail on Friday.

has not run in six weeks, but shows a series of steady works, including a mile move in 1:45 over Belmont's training track on Sunday.

"She's coming into the race real good," Bailes said. "I hope I can get this thing started off the right way."

, the one-two finishers from the off-the-turf Six Perfections Stakes in July, are also contenders in this spot. If It's Meant to B finished last in a third-level allowance race in November, but that was a tough field sprinting. Merrill Gold went 2 for 3 over the inner track last winter, though both wins came in the claiming ranks.

Merrill Gold makes her second start off a layoff, stretches back out around two turns, and adds blinkers.

, a six-length allowance winner at Monmouth in September, is also worth a look, running for trainer Mark Hennig.

Santa Rosalia had a win and two seconds over the inner track last winter, including a maiden win at the mile and 70-yard distance. She finished last in her first start off a five-month layoff, but she was pinched back at the start and was never involved.