08/07/2003 11:00PM

Once again fair circuit stakes race doesn't fill


SAN MATEO, Calif. - For the third time in 15 days, a stakes race on the northern California fair circuit failed to fill.

Sunday's $50,000-added Mid-Peninsula Stakes drew only four entries. The 5 1/2-furlong stakes for 2-year-old Cal-bred fillies will be rescheduled for next weekend, racing secretary Greg Brent said.

On July 26, the Ernest Finley, an open six-furlong sprint, failed to fill at Santa Rosa. It was brought back five days later and run with five entrants.

The Elie Destruel, a six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares schedule for the closing day at Santa Rosa on Aug. 4, was canceled when only four of the six nominees were entered.

High Liability, one of only six fillies nominated to the Mid-Peninsula, was to run in a maiden race Saturday. There were five entries for a time in Sunday's race before one horse was withdrawn, resulting in the race's postponement.