03/13/2002 12:00AM

Only four definite to start in BC 'Cap


ALBANY, Calif. - Saturday's $200,000 Golden Gate Breeders' Cup Handicap is coming up light.

Only four horses are listed as definite for the 1 1/8-mile Grade 3 turf race after trainer Laura deSeroux indicated Agol Lack would pass the race.

"I really wanted to run, but things just didn't work out," said deSeroux, whose Azeri won the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Handicap at Santa Anita last Sunday.

Trainer Bobby Frankel will have two entrants in the race: Northern Quest and Sumitas. Sumitas will carry 119 pounds with Kent Desormeaux coming north to ride. Northern Quest will carry 118 pounds, and Golden Gate's leading rider, Russell Baze, will ride.

Trainer Darrell Vienna will send Kerrygold north for the race, and locally based Poker Brad, trained by Tim McCanna, is also scheduled to run.

Two other trainers have not committed to the race. Neil Drysdale is still weighing options for Irish Prize, who would be the highweight at 122 pounds. Nick Canani is strongly considering sending up Devine Wind because of the size of the field.

The small field could influence local trainers Jerry Hollendorfer and Chuck Peery to enter Ninebanks and Withholding Info.

Super Tuesday heads turf mile

Super Tuesday, winner of the $100,000 Work the Crowd Handicap in her last start over the Golden Gate turf course, appears to be the one to beat in Friday's feature, a one-mile allowance race on the grass.

Super Tuesday will face only four opponents, including Monrow, who won a $50,000 optional claimer over the turf here in her last start, and Polaire, a stakes winner on turf who ran third in the 2000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap, a Grade 1, at Santa Anita.

My First Lady and Bucarest, making her first start since finishing fourth in the 2001 Yellow Ribbon, round out the field.

Since winning the Work the Crowd on Jan. 5, Super Tuesday ran third in the Pro or Con Handicap at one mile on the turf at Santa Anita on Feb. 2. She has worked well since, including a five-furlong work in one minute flat on March 9 that was third-best of 87 at that distance.

Polaire was an even fourth behind Grade 1 winner Janet in the Brown Bess but has only one listed work at three furlongs since then.

Monrow was second in a $40,000 optional claimer on the turf on Jan. 30 before she won her last start on March 1.

My First Lady will make her first turf start since winning a starter allowance at Arlington Park on Sept. 14. She was fourth in the Sacramento Handicap here in her last start on March 2.

The Argentine-bred Bucarest won four of six starts in South American before coming to the United States last year. She ran second in two starts at Del Mar before her fourth-place finish behind Janet in the Yellow Ribbon, when she was fanned wide into the stretch.

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