02/16/2002 12:00AM

Santa Anita is her lady


ARCADIA, Calif. - Lady George may be stabled in San Diego County, but her favorite track is clearly Santa Anita.

On Saturday, Lady George won her third stakes for California-breds at Santa Anita, the $107,400 Boo la Boo Stakes. Last year at 2, she won the California Cup Juvenile Fillies and the fillies division of the California Breeders' Champion Stakes. Trained by Tony Locke at San Luis Rey Downs, Lady George ($4.40) ran six furlongs in 1:10.25, getting a perfect trip from jockey Jose Silva.

Silva tracked pacesetters Icantgoforthat and You're on Your Own through fractions of 21.78 and 44.92 seconds, keeping Lady George on the rail. At the top of the stretch, Lady George rallied to engage Icantgoforthat from the outside. After a strong stretch duel, the margin was a half-length at the finish.

Icantgoforthat finished two lengths in front of Super High, who was followed by Asian Adventure, You're on Your Own, and Chabuka. The Boo la Boo was restricted to California-bred 3-year-old fillies.

Lady George has won 4 of 11 starts and $299,416 for owner Gordon Severson, who purchased her for $2,500 as a weanling.