10/10/2002 11:00PM

Non Sibi aided by extra week off


SAN MATEO, Calif. - How much difference does a week make?

It made enough of a difference for the $60,000-added Time to Leave Stakes finally to be run at Bay Meadows.

The stakes race for 2-year-old fillies will be run Sunday, one week after its originally scheduled date.

Six fillies will go in the six-furlong race, including Hostility, who won the identically named Time to Leave Stakes here in June.

Nine were nominated to the race last week. Ten were nominated this week, including five new horses.

One of the new names is Non Sibi, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer.

She did not finish her first start on July 7 at Hollywood Park, but she's 2 for 2 since moving to Hollendorfer's barn.

"She's done everything I've asked," Hollendorfer said.

She won her maiden in a $20,000 claimer on Aug. 31 and followed up with an impressive seven-furlong win in a Sept. 26 starter allowance race.

The extra week was just what Hollendorfer wanted for the filly.

"I didn't want to run that close to the other race," Hollendorfer said.

Viansa Ossidiana, trained by Hollendorfer, and Tale of a Dream, trained by Bret Layne, were both ready to run last week.

Hollendorfer worked Viansa Ossidiana last Sunday, when the race was postponed. She worked six furlongs in 1:14.20.

"She tries real hard," Hollendorfer said. "She doesn't work fast in the morning, but she's a real afternoon horse. I like that."

Layne also gave Tale of a Dream a work when the race was postponed, a maintenance three-furlong drill in a slow 39 seconds.

Bennie LaFever, co-owner of Tale of a Dream, is a former high school wrestling coach. He said the week's layoff may help his filly.

"These 2-year-olds are a lot like some of the young wrestlers I used to have. You can see a difference from week to week as they learn more," he said. "You could see she got something out of that last work."

Tale of a Dream is unbeaten in two starts and became first Thoroughbred stakes winner fully developed by Layne when she unleashed a powerful closing kick to win the Courtship Stakes on Sept. 15.

"I've trained hundreds of Quarter Horse babies and run in futurities, and you get an idea how they run early," Layne said. "The word I use about her is 'professional.' She does things like an old horse and does them easy.

"She's the first stakes-winning daughter of Tale of the Cat. We like her running style. She finishes well, and I think she'll go farther."

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