11/19/2001 1:00AM

Radiance glowing at 6 for Lake


JAMAICA, N.Y. - Radiance looks to keep her magical 6-year-old season going Wednesday when she takes on five rivals in a $54,000 classified allowance race going six furlongs at Aqueduct.

A Venezuelan-bred daughter of Sard, Radiance has won eight of 14 races this year, including her last two for trainer Scott Lake, who claimed the mare off Gasper Moschera in August at Saratoga for $50,000. In April, Lake claimed Radiance for $50,000 from Moschera only to have Moschera claim her back in July for the same amount.

Following the August claim, Lake freshened Radiance for nearly two months, and Radiance responded with two victories in a 10-day span. First, she won a $50,000 claimer on Oct. 21 at Belmont before winning a $75,000 optional claimer on Oct. 31 at The Meadowlands.

In both races, Radiance came from slightly off the pace, a style that would serve her well in Wednesday's speed-laden field. Edgar Prado, who won four races Sunday, will ride Radiance from post 4.

Radiance is one of three horses in the field riding two-race winning streaks. Look of the Lynx, a 3-year-old daughter of Forest Wildcat, has done her best running of late, taking a six-furlong allowance race in the slop at Belmont on Sept. 20 before winning the Half Moon Stakes on Oct. 20 at The Meadowlands, where she covered six furlongs in 1:08.51. For that effort, she must carry high weight of 121 pounds, a concession of one to seven pounds to her five rivals.

Look of the Lynx figures to be part of a contested pace along with Arianna's Passion and Folly Dollar. Arianna's Passion comes out of a second-place finish behind Dat You Miz Blue in the Ready Jet Go Stakes at The Meadowlands, where she chased the speedy Big Bambu early, but was no match for the winner down the stretch.

Folly Dollar returns to action for the first time since May 12, when she finished fifth in the Genuine Risk Handicap at Belmont. A 4-year-old daughter of Digression, Folly Dollar has done some of her best running over Aqueduct's inner track, and this race may serve as a prep for the Garland of Roses, which will be run over that surface on Dec. 8.

Cantkeepfromsingin has won her last two starts going five furlongs, including an allowance race on the turf last time out at The Meadowlands. While trainer Alan Goldberg believes her future may be on the grass, he is giving this filly one more opportunity to prove herself on dirt at six furlongs. Apprentice Julian Pimentel rides from post 5.

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