12/14/2005 12:00AM

Philadelphia Park track report

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Trainer Ed Lehman and jockey Nick Santagata don't hook up very often. But when they do, watch out.

Since July, Lehman and Santagata have combined to go 7 for 11, all at Philadelphia Park. That computes to a 63 percent success rate, and most importantly for bettors, an exceptional $7.47 return on investment.

Their latest success came in Tuesday's ninth race, a first-level allowance for 2-year-old fillies going seven furlongs. Tazaliya, a Florida shipper making her first start for Lehman and racing on Lasix for the first time, upset a field that included a pair of stakes-placed fillies and paid $32.80.

* The 3-year-old gelding Hold the Salt could be a horse capable of soon moving up to the stakes ranks.

Away from the races for nearly three months, Hold the Salt ($6) cruised to a 3 3/4-length victory in a two-other-than allowance last Sunday. Ridden by Jose Flores for trainer Christophe Clement, Hold the Salt earned a 92 Beyer Speed Figure, 1 point higher than his previous race, a victory at Delaware Park in mid-September.

* Senorita Louisa might develop into a nice horse for Lehman after winning her maiden by eight lengths last Saturday. Making her third career start, Senorita Louisa ($9.80) was awarded a Beyer Figure of 77.