05/21/2001 11:00PM

No sale for Fonz's, LaCroix reports


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Trainer David LaCroix has sold the promising 2-year-old filly Who Loves Aleyna, but a deal to sell 2-year-old Fonz's fell through. Fonz's, a gelding, will be favored for LaCroix when he makes his second career start Saturday at Hollywood Park in the $75,000 Willard Proctor Memorial Stakes.

Who Loves Aleyna earned a 73 Beyer Speed Figure winning her second time out May 13. Like everything owned by Meadowbrook Farm and trained by LaCroix, she was always for sale at the right price. "They made us an offer we couldn't refuse," LaCroix said of the undisclosed amount. Who Loves Aleyna, by Out of Place, was scheduled to ship to trainer Bruce Headley's barn at Santa Anita on Tuesday. According to LaCroix, owner-breeder Meadowbrook will retain a share in the filly, who is expected to be nominated for the $75,000 Cinderella Stakes on June 9.

The cancellation of the sale of Fonz's resulted in speculation that all was not well with the gelding. Fonz's, also by Out of Place, won his only start May 12 in 51.45 seconds, fastest time of the meet for 4 1/2 furlongs. "He's got a little tiny shin on him that we'll take care of after [the Proctor]," LaCroix said. "Other than that, he's fine, Laffit [Pincay Jr.] will ride him."

Fonz's earned an 85 Beyer in his debut, and is one of three main contenders in the five-furlong Proctor. The other two are Expected Program, who won despite blowing the turn in his April 29 debut, and Roberto's Show, a visually impressive debut winner April 21.

Who will go in Los Angeles?

Two of the country's top sprinters - Caller One and Five Star Day - are ready for the Grade 3 Los Angeles Handicap Saturday, but only one is expected to start. Caller One, whose trainer Jim Chapman is weighing options in Texas and New York, was assigned high weight of 124 pounds and would be heavily favored in the six-furlong Los Angeles. Caller One has not started since a runaway win March 24 in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen.

Meanwhile, trainer Beau Greely said Five Star Day is ready for his first start of the year, but will not run against Caller One. "There's no sense coming back off a layoff and knocking heads with Caller One," Greeley said. "We'll look at the race here," and for a weekend stake at Bay Meadows. A graded stakes winner with 5 wins from 13 starts, Five Star Day has not raced since November. "We decided to run him four or five times this year, bring him back slowly and point for the Breeders' Cup," Greely said.

With or without Caller One, a small field is taking shape for the Los Angeles. Freespool, 3 for 4 this year, will set the pace, while potential late-running upsetters include Full Moon Madness and Love All the Way. European import Mateka went 3 for 3 on dirt early this year in France, and has been training fast for his U.S. debut for trainer Chris Paasch. After Caller One's 124-pound assignment, the next three are in with 118: Five Star Day, Freespool, and Full Moon Madness.

Turf to dirt for Beefeater Baby?

Bobby Frankel does not normally tinker with a winning routine. However, the trainer is so lopsided in one category - 3-year-old turf fillies - that he is considering a main-track experiment with unbeaten Beefeater Baby. A daughter of Thunder Gulch, she has won both starts on grass, and is one of five whom Frankel nominated to Monday's $150,000 Flawlessly Stakes, a 1 1/8-mile turf race for

3-year-old fillies.

"I'm going to have [Alex] Solis work her [Wednesday], and see how she goes," Frankel said. "She's by Thunder Gulch, so she might like dirt. She may run in the CCA Oaks [July 21] at Belmont." Kentucky Oaks winner Flute worked a half-mile Monday, and Frankel said she will stick to her originally planned campaign. Her next start will be June 30 in the Mother Goose at Belmont.

While Beefeater Baby is still considered possible for the Flawlessly, two other Frankel fillies are definite - Dynamous and La Vita E Bella. Dynamous has won 2 of 3, including the Providencia Stakes in her last start March 31 at Santa Anita; La Vita E Bella will be making her first start of the season after winning 2 of 5 last year in France. Fantastic Filly, 3 for 3 in this country, will await the $250,000 Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap on July 1.