10/27/2003 1:00AM

Please Take Me Out wins by head


ELMONT, N.Y. - Please Take Me Out controlled the pace through comfortable fractions and hung on for a narrow win in the $84,400 Miss Grillo, the closing-day stakes of Belmont Park's 38-day fall meet.

Please Take Me Out, with Aaron Gryder aboard, was a head winner over Bobbie Use in the Miss Grillo for 2-year-old fillies. It was another length back to Lucifer's Stone in third in the 1 1/8-mile turf race. The favorite, Saree, finished sixth in the nine-horse field.

Please Take Me Out ($28) covered the distance in 1:50.75 over a firm course.

Trained by Alfredo Callejas, Please Take Me Out won a maiden race on the turf in September. In her start before the Miss Grillo, Please Take Me Out finished seventh in the Grade 1 Frizette on the main track.

Bob Perez, Please Take Me Out's owner, said he might send the filly to Florida or New Orleans to race this winter.