12/15/2004 12:00AM

'Shebelongs' looks sharp for stakes


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Shebelongstoyou was no match for the likes of Balletto, Sis City, and Smuggler in her two previous starts in New York. But none of those fillies is entered in Friday's $50,000 Raging Fever Stakes, which may explain why trainer Kelly Breen is so confident about his 2-year-old filly in the mile-and-70-yard race over Aqueduct's inner track.

"I'd be surprised if we were to get beat," said Breen, a former assistant to Ben Perkins Jr. who has brought 15 horses here this winter. "I don't care who's in the race. She's versatile, she can come from off it, she can be on the lead, do whatever we want with her."

, Winning Season, and Secrets Galore head the list of six juvenile fillies entered in the Raging Fever. That trio has tried graded-stakes competition before without success.

Shebelongstoyou, who won her maiden by 6 1/2 lengths at Monmouth Park, finished fifth behind Balletto in the Grade 1 Frizette at Belmont. Balletto finished second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, while Sis City, third in the Frizette, finished fourth in the Juvenile Fillies before winning the Demoiselle.

In her last start, Shebelongstoyou finished second behind heavy favorite Smuggler in an entry-level allowance race at nine furlongs over Aqueduct's main track. Shebelongstoyou battled Smuggler until inside the eighth pole before giving way. She finished 3 1/2 lengths ahead of the rest of the field.

According to Breen, Shebelongstoyou came out of the race well and then blew out a strong three furlongs in 35.20 seconds last week. Stewart Elliott was aboard for the workout and will ride Shebelongstoyou on Friday.

"I wanted him to know he's got a nice horse underneath him," Breen said. "She went 35 and one like breaking sticks. She could have went in 33 if she wanted to."

Assistant Peter Hutton will saddle Winning Season for D. Wayne Lukas on Friday. won a maiden race at Churchill Downs before losing a bob of the nose for second in the Demoiselle. Hutton, like Breen, is confident his filly has landed in the right spot.

"When she shipped up here" for the Demoiselle, Hutton said, "Wayne emphasized putting some weight on her. Now we've got her where we want her weight-wise, she's perfect. Energy-wise, she couldn't be any better."

has finished behind Shebelongstoyou and Winning Season in her last two starts.