09/23/2002 11:00PM

Senfully Easy back for a price

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SAN MATEO, Calif. - Because of spiraling workers' compensation costs in California, Washington-based trainer Len Kasmerski faced a tougher decision than usual when deciding whether to ship 16 horses to Bay Meadows from his home base of Emerald Downs.

A lot of people at Emerald Downs, said Kasmerski, "are hesitant to go because of the costs."

But Kasmerski was committed to coming because his horses seem to fit well in the northern California program.

Kasmerski is wasting no time entering his horses. He will send out Senfully Easy in Thursday's Bay Meadows feature, a six-furlong $40,000 optional claimer for 3-year-old fillies.

Senfully Easy is the only member of the competitive 10-filly field who will run for a claiming price.

"It is a tough field," Kasmerski said. "It's a good spot to test her."

Senfully Easy made the trek to northern California last year and was third in a tough race on Oct. 18 behind odds-on favorite Unforgettable R.N. and You're on Your Own after breaking in a tangle.

In her next start at Golden Gate Fields, on Nov. 14, she was bumped leaving the gate and came back with an ankle injury that sidelined her nearly six months.

She won her comeback on May 4 and has won 3 of 6 starts this year, including a $32,000 claimer, her last start, in which she recorded a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 84 with a wire-to-wire romp at 6 1/2 furlongs.

Her top competition Thursday includes Lacie Girl, an impressive winner in her Sept. 11 debut, and stakes-placed comebackers That's Our Trick from the barn of Bill Morey Jr., and Benefit Party from his son Bill Morey's barn.

Kasmerski believes Senfully Easy has a chance.

"She likes to run," he said, "but it's lot tougher down there. I think she'll do all right even though it's a tough spot."

Kasmerski bred Senfully Easy from Sendosha, who has produced two stakes winners. Kasmerski, who purchased Sendosha as a yearling, had also raced Sendosha's dam, Seco Tanana.

"I've had her grandmother, her mother, and her sisters," he said. "They all seem to try pretty hard." Sendosha, he said, "is a good broodmare. She just keeps throwing runners."

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