03/09/2005 12:00AM

Outside spot for Where Is My Daddy

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Leaving on My Mind, 2004 Texas-bred horse of the year, wins the Texas Heritage Saturday.

Post position could be a help or hindrance for Where Is My Daddy in Friday night's $50,000 Mademoiselle at Delta Downs. The race for Louisiana-bred fillies and mares will be run over 6 1/2 furlongs, which is a two-turn race at Delta.

Where Is My Daddy comes into the Mademoiselle hot, having won her last two starts. But she drew gate 10 for the race and will have to get position early to avoid getting hung wide in the first turn on Friday.

Where Is My Daddy has the speed to do so, and she has used her natural turn of foot to win 6 of 10 career starts. In her last two races she has used stalking tactics, winning an allowance over five furlongs on Dec. 16, and the $100,000 Louisiana Premier Night Matron at the same distance on Feb. 5. Both races were at Delta.

The Mademoiselle will be Where Is My Daddy's second career start around two turns, and drawing the outside might - if she gets good position - be a benefit to her. In her first two-turn attempt she drew to the inside and finished seventh over a wet track in the $50,000 Camelia at Delta in January 2004.

Carlos Gonzalez has the mount on Where Is My Daddy for owners Terry Bailey and Jim Donnan and trainer Cole Norman.

Legs O'Neal is a chief threat to Where Is My Daddy. She finished a strong second to multiple stakes winner Destiny Callas last out in the $150,000 Louisiana Premier Night Distaff at one-mile at Delta Downs, and before that won the Camelia over Where Is My Daddy. Lonnie Meche has the mount for trainer Wes Hawley.