11/17/2003 1:00AM

Promise still there for Mymich


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Ten years ago this November, Tony Reinstedler was the leading trainer at the Churchill Downs fall meet. Since then, his career has hit a number of highs and lows, but fortunately for him, this year definitely has been one of the highs.

The primary reason for Reinstedler's resurgence has been three 3-year-old fillies, each of whom is owned by Willmott Stable and has excelled on grass. Sand Springs was one of the major players within her niche this year, and Aud, a late-blooming Wild Again filly, fell just a neck short of catching Hoh Buzzard in the Mrs. Revere Stakes last weekend at Churchill.

The third filly, Mymich, has not been as effective as the other two, but when she runs as one of the main contenders in the Wednesday feature at Churchill, she can take another step toward catching up with them.

"Last year, she was actually the more promising of all of them," said Reinstedler, 39. "She kind of lost herself along the way, but it looks like she's found herself again this fall. Will she become a graded stakes filly like the other two? We'll have to see."

As part of a full field of filly-mare turfers entered in the ninth of 10 Wednesday races, Mymich probably will be at a slight disadvantage because of the one-mile distance, said Reinstedler.

"It might be too short for her," Reinstedler said. "She's better at 1 1/8 miles or even longer, but my hands are tied. This is the only spot I've been able to get her in."

Two starts back, Mymich rolled to victory in an entry-level 1 3/16-mile allowance on the Keeneland turf. One week later, raised into second-level company, she was beaten a

nose as the 3-2 favorite, again at 1 3/16 miles. Having been off exactly a month, she enters back as the one to beat in the feature, which carries a $50,000 purse.

If not Mymich, then the race could go to Amusingly, also a sharp winner at Keeneland, or Peacefally, to be ridden by Pat Day.

Reinstedler soon will have a 20-horse stable at Palm Meadows in south Florida.

"All three of my good fillies will be there, although their layoffs will be staggered," he said. "We had a good productive year in stakes around the country, so hopefully we'll have another big year when they're 4, too."