12/03/2007 12:00AM

Sherine proves her versatility in East View

EmailOZONE PARK, N.Y - Sherine proved herself a multi-surface and distance threat Sunday, overcoming a stumbling start to record a 3 3/4-length victory over perennial bridesmaid Meriwether Jessica in the $83,375 East View Stakes for New York-bred juvenile fillies at Aqueduct.

It was the third victory from six starts for Sherine, who won a 1 1/16-mile maiden turf race in August at Saratoga and a six-furlong dirt allowance race last month over the main track. The East View was run at 1 1/16 miles around two turns on the inner dirt track.

Breaking from post 2 under Alan Garcia, Sherine stumbled at the break. She quickly recovered and outsprinted Meriwether Jessica and The Material Girl to the front entering the clubhouse turn. Sherine, a daughter of Precise End, set fractions of 24.09 seconds and 49.01 with Meriwether Jessica pressing from the outside. At the three-eighths pole, Sherine ran away from Meriwether Jessica, opening up a seven-length lead in midstretch before settling for the 3 3/4-length win. Meriwether Jessica turned back The Material Girl in the stretch and finished second for the fourth consecutive time in a stakes race.

Sherine ($3.60), purchased by Ahmed Zayat for $85,000 earlier this year at auction and trained by Tony Dutrow, covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:47.36.

* Earlier on the card, Light Tactic ($5.70) rallied up the fence in midstretch and blew past a tiring pacesetter Brown Eyed Belle to win the $78,000 Personal Bid Stakes for New York-bred 3-year-old fillies by 3 1//2 lengths under Ramon Dominguez. Brown Eyed Belle held second by a neck over Sunset Cocktail.

Light Tactic, owned and bred by Albert Fried and trained by Richard Schosberg, covered the six furlongs in 1:13.04. It was her third win from four career starts.