10/03/2003 11:00PM

In Reality may only draw six

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MIAMI - Last year the $400,000 In Reality Stakes drew a full field of 14 2-year-olds despite the presence of Lawbook, who had won the opening two legs of the Florida Stallion Series. Lawbook went off as the 6-5 favorite, but his quest for a sweep was compromised when he was shuffled back around the opening turn en route to a sixth-place finish behind pacesetting Trust N Luck.

On Saturday, when Sir Oscar bids to complete his sweep of the open division of the Stallion series, traffic shouldn't be a problem. Only five rivals have been confirmed as starters for the 1 1/16-mile In Reality. The group includes All True, Tap Dancer, Sea Clip, Moon Warrior, and Zakocity. Kipper's Night, second and third in the opening two divisions of the series, is also listed as a possible starter.

The smallest field of 2-year-olds to contest the In Reality in the 22-year history of the race was eight, in the the 1999 edition, which was won by Kiss a Native.

Sir Oscar is undefeated in four starts and was an easy winner of both the six-furlong Dr. Fager and seven-furlong Affirmed divisions of the series. But Sir Oscar, a homebred son of Halo's Image, has never been beyond seven furlongs or posted a Beyer Speed Figure higher than the 87 he earned for his victory in the 5 1/2-furlong Criterium Stakes.

Zakocity is the only shipper expected for either the In Reality or its filly counterpart, the $400,000 My Dear Girl Stakes.

Zakocity was sent to trainer Marty Wolfson's barn from David Bell in Canada following his 10th-place finish in the Grade 2 Summer Stakes over the Woodbine turf. A son of Precocity, Zakocity finished third in the Colin Stakes in July.

A field of nine or 10 is expected for the My Dear Girl, led by the undefeated French Village, who will be bidding for a sweep of the filly division of the stallion series, and Chatter Chatter, French Village's former stablemate. Others eyeing the race include Ride Her Out, Prohibido Olividar, Family Favorite, Royal Lace, Runaway Rizzi, Potion, and Queen Geraldine.

Queen Geraldine was the only Stallion Stakes candidate to work on Saturday, breezing five furlongs in 1:01.60. Other notables on Saturday's tab included Tour of the Cat (six furlongs in 1:19) and Mr. Livingston (one mile in 1:44.80).