11/09/2005 12:00AM

Revealed has star potential


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Lights. Camera. Action. Friday-night racing returns to Hollywood Park on Veterans Day, and a potential star will be ready for her close-up.

The spotlight will be on Revealed, whose brief, interrupted career has offered hints of promise. She is making her first start since March, but based on her debut last fall at Hollywood Park, she figures to come back running and use this race as a springboard to more lucrative spots in upcoming months.

"She has got potential," said her trainer. "A lot of potential."

Now, if that had been said by someone who praises his horses by rote, you might shrug. But when it comes out of the mouth of John Shirreffs, who is as careful with his words as with his runners, your ears perk up.

heads the fifth race, an optional-claiming race for older fillies and mares going seven furlongs. It will be her first start against elders, and in eight months. But Revealed has turned in a series of sharp works for her return, and drew the comfortable outside post in the field of eight.

Revealed made her debut at this meet one year ago and cruised to an easy victory against maidens. She came back two months later in the Santa Ysabel Stakes, and tired badly after setting the pace in a race won by Sweet Catomine, who, like Revealed, is owned by Marty and Pam Wygod. Revealed returned to a sprint and won on Santa Anita's hillside turf course, then came out of a subsequent start with an injury.

"She had a stress fracture of her pelvis," Shirreffs said. "It happened crossing the dirt on the lovely Santa Anita downhill course. Those races are fun to watch, but they're tough on horses.

"We were fortunate that we caught it extremely early. While she was cooling out, she was walking fine, but she lifted her tail kind of funny and looked uncomfortable. We did a nuclear scan and found a little tiny stress fracture. She just needed time. Stall rest and hand walking. You can't turn her out and have her run around, obviously."

is returning to a sprint and has been freshened following a disappointing race at Del Mar. She was second in a similar allowance race going six furlongs at Del Mar in August.

romped against $25,000 claimers in her last start and was claimed out of the race by Jeff Mullins, who aggressively brings her back for a $62,500 tag.

Nossa Cancao steps up after an easy victory against a first-level allowance field at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting.