04/05/2004 12:00AM

Recent winners challenge top duo


ARCADIA, Calif. - Rahy Dolly and Lyin Goddess, who have both placed in stakes in the last four months, will attempt to end multirace losing streaks in the $49,000 seventh race at Santa Anita on Wednesday.

They face seven others, four of whom scored sharp maiden wins in their last start.

is in search of a confidence boost. After winning a six-furlong allowance race by 11 lengths in her career debut last November, Rahy Dolly finished second in the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet, fifth in the Grade 2 Santa Ynez Stakes, and sixth in the Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes on Feb. 15.

Trained by Rafael Becerra, Rahy's Dolly is likely to be favored after her races against the circuit's top 3-year-old fillies.

beat maidens at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton last June, but is winless in four starts this year, including a runner-up finish in the Santa Paula Stakes over 6 1/2 furlongs on March 21.

Both fillies are capable of winning Wednesday's optional claimer for 3-year-old fillies over six furlongs, but are not standouts.

The four recent maiden winners - A Precious Memory, Cat Carson, Marie's Rose, and Precious Bag - are capable of challenging the more established fillies.

A Precious Memory makes the quickest turnaround, having pulled a 24-1 surprise in a maiden race over 5 1/2 furlongs on March 20. She stalked the pace in that race and reached the front only in the final sixteenth.

Cat Carson won her debut over 6 1/2 furlongs on Feb. 29, leading through most of the stretch. She drew the rail on Wednesday and will need to be prominent from the start to avoid losing position in the opening quarter-mile.

Marie's Rose was a 16-1 upsetter in a six-furlong race for California-bred fillies on Feb. 7, her first start. She fought for the lead to early stretch before pulling away to win by three lengths.

Marie's Rose earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 96 for that performance, which is certain to attract attention from bettors.

Precious Bag needed four races before she beat maidens in a state-bred race on Feb. 28. She led throughout and figures to play a role in the pace on Wednesday.

Cardinalli, Highest Honoree, and Ugotadowhatugotado also start.

Cardinalli was eighth in the Santa Ynez on Jan. 19, her first start after a front-running win against maidens on Dec. 21. Highest Honoree figures to be part of the pace, while Ugotadowhatugotado is the only filly entered to be claimed for the $80,000 option.