10/18/2005 12:00AM

Pricey fillies are facing solid talent


ALBANY, Calif. - The bluebloods will be out in force in Thursday's Golden Gate Fields feature. Three of the five 2-year-old fillies entered in first-level allowance race at six furlongs were sold for $160,000 or more. The other two, while sold for more modest prices, have shown plenty of ability.

Brahms Allegro, who won her debut Oct. 1 at Bay Meadows, was a $450,000 yearling purchase by Stonestreet Stables at Keeneland in September 2004.

Insurmountable, a half-sister to multiple stakes winners Gastronomical and Spanish John, won her only start July 21 at Solano. She was a $210,000 yearling purchase for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and George Todaro at the same sale as Brahms Allegro.

, a $160,000 Ocala purchase in April, won her debut at Santa Rosa on Aug. 7. Victorina is trained by Greg Gilchrist and owned by Harry Aleo, the connections of Lost in the Fog.

, a $60,000 Barretts purchase in May by Turf View Stables, won her debut Sept. 23 at Fairplex.

, a $20,000 bargain-basement purchase at Keeneland in September 2004 for trainer Howard Belvoir, Dan Corby, and Harley Hoppe, won an Emerald Downs stakes in her second start. With a 1-1-0 record from 4 starts, she is the only runner in the field with more than one start.

Victorina earned a Beyer Speed figure of 71 in her debut. She ran faster than multiple stakes winner Cause to Believe did later that same day, winning in 1:03.71 to his 1:03.76, running faster at each call in the race.

Jockey Russell Baze, who has been working her, gets the call after Chad Schvaneveldt rode her in her debut. Schvaneveldt picks up the mount on Insurmountable, who was ridden by Baze in her debut.

Victorina has had a pair of bullet half-mile works and an easy five-furlong maintenance move since her win.

Victorina may have an edge over her two pricey rivals because of her early speed.

Brahms Allegro was eighth early in her debut before rallying to win by one length. Insurmountable was also content to sit back early before rallying through the lane.

Mama Lula seems most capable of pressuring Victorina.