07/26/2006 11:00PM

Pa. Day winners and seconds back for more


Many of the statebred horses who ran well on last year's Pennsylvania's Day at the Races card will be back for an encore Saturday afternoon at Philadelphia Park.

Five of the six stakes, worth $50,000 apiece, that will showcase some of the top Pennsylvania-breds in training contain runners that either won or finished second a year ago.

The race with the biggest field, and the most intriguing betting race, is the Mrs. Penny, a 1 1/16-mile turf stakes for fillies and mares that goes as race 9 on the 10-race program.

The race drew 15 entries - one more than the maximum permitted to start. The mare on the outside looking in, All Dolled Up, might be favored if a horse scratches so that she can run.

All Dolled Up, 3 for 7 over Philly's turf course, was second, narrowly beaten by Dynamic Cat, in last year's Mrs. Penny. Although winless in four starts this season, All Dolled Up has finished in the money three times at three different New Jersey tracks - Monmouth Park, the Meadowlands, and Atlantic City.

Even if All Dolled Up doesn't get into the main body of the race, her trainer, Ramon Preciado, has another contender in Raging Rapids. A 5-year-old mare claimed for $10,000 in April, Raging Rapids comes off a three-length win in $22,000 claiming company at Monmouth.

Redaspen and Ernabel, third and fourth in this race a year ago, are back for another shot. Redaspen has been idle since crushing high-priced optional claimers at Laurel Park last October. Ernabel hasn't been better than sixth in four starts this season, but her three most recent Beyer Speed Figures, all in the low 80's, fit well in this group.

* A pair of old-timers, 8-year-old Shades of Sunny and 10-year-old Namequest, figure prominently in the five-furlong Robert W. Camac Memorial on turf.

Shades of Sunny defeated Namequest by 3 1/4 lengths in this race last year, but his form has been deteriorating in his last two starts. Namequest dropped all the way down to a $7,500 claiming tag to win for the first time in two years on June 30 at Colonial Downs.

The horse to beat looks like In the Pocket, who ended an 0-for-18 drought by winning back-to-back starts earlier this month.

* Defending champion Nittany Express will be a major player again in the 1 1/16-mile Iroquois Handicap. His trainer, Penn National-based Todd Beattie, is 11 for 34 shipping into Philly Park this season.

Two other strong contenders are Tri My Style, coming off a career-best 98 Beyer, and Putonyerdancinshuz, a talented 3-year-old who won his first start against older horses two starts ago.

* Delaware Park shipper Joey Carson, 6 for 7 lifetime, figures to be a heavy favorite in the six-furlong Devil's Honor Handicap at six furlongs. His key rival is Banjo Picker, who finished second in this race last year as the 4-5 favorite.

* In the seven-furlong Ambassador of Luck Handicap for fillies and mares, S W Aly'svalentine, a distant second in this same race last season, is rematched against Defrere's Venture and She's Fancy Free, who finished second and third behind her in a statebred stakes at Penn National last time out.

Defrere's Venture was also 1 1/2 lengths directly behind S W Aly'svalentine in the 2005 Ambassador of Luck.

* Mixed Up, 7, winner of a two-mile Grade 3 race last out, figures to be odds-on against five foes in the Flatterer Hurdle Handicap, a 2 1/16-mile steeplechase.