12/19/2003 12:00AM

One barn has all top juveniles


ALBANY, Calif. - Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer may have the top two or three - or even four or five - 2-year-olds on the grounds at Golden Gate Fields, and all, except for Dixieland Heater, are fillies.

Wildwood Flower, the winner the Piedmont Stakes and the best 2-year-old at Golden Gate, will probably make her two-turn debut in the Grade 3, $100,000 Santa Ysabel at 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita on Jan. 4, although she will be nominated to next Saturday's $60,000-added Corte Madera at one mile.

"I'll nominate her, but I think the owner [John Gunther] wants to run down there," Hollendorfer said.

Bending Strings has two wins and a second in three starts, including an impressive eight-length victory in 1:08.92 for six furlongs in her last start. Bending Strings, also owned and bred by Gunther, is being pointed to the Grade 2, $150,000 Santa Ynez at seven furlongs at Santa Anita on Jan. 19.

Secret Corsage, the Bay Meadows Lassie runner-up, will represent Hollendorfer in the Corte Madera.

Hollendorfer said that Dixieland Heater, a gelding who won a six-furlong allowance race Saturday off a $40,000 claim, will probably go next in the Grade 3, $100,000 Golden Gate Derby at 1 1/16 miles on Jan. 10.

Hollendorfer's star 3-year-old, Eye of the Tiger - another Gunther homebred - will probably make his next start in the Grade 1, $250,000 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita on Dec. 26 after a series of strong works.

'Twas the draw before Christmas

With a rare four-day break from racing prior to Christmas, Golden Gate Fields racing secretary Tom Doutrich embarks on what he hopes is a win-win situation for both his racing office crew and the trainers.

Doutrich is holding the draw for the Friday, Dec. 26, races on Saturday and the draw for the Saturday, Dec. 27, races on Sunday - even though nominations for the Corte Madera close at noon that day. He believes that horsemen will appreciate the fact that they won't have to be at the track to enter on Tuesday or Wednesday and will enter early.

Yougottawanna back from layoff

Yougottawanna, best known for upsetting Officer in the 2001 Cal Cup Juvenile before winning the Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby last year, returns from a three-month layoff in Sunday's Golden Gate Fields feature, a $40,000 claimer at 1 1/16 miles.

Despite his stakes-winning credentials, Yougottawanna may not be favored. Anstar and Contexte, both of whom have won two straight, and Yougottawanna's stablemate Surprized, who beat him on the turf at Del Mar this summer, are among his eight rivals.

Anstar, who will be hoping for a wet track, could be the one to beat coming off a stalking win in the slop against similar.