11/04/2005 12:00AM

Sky Di Job looks good for Lobo


ALBANY, Calif. - Trainer Paulo Lobo always sparkles with his Brazilian imports, be they the 2002 Eclipse winner Farda Amiga or the talented Brazilian-bred sprinter Pico Central.

He unveiled another talented Brazilian, Sky Di Job, at Bay Meadows in September and brings him back for his second start in Sunday's Golden Gate Fields feature, a $50,000 optional claimer at 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Sky Di Job faces six rivals in the first race at a special post time of 11:30 a.m. because of the Cal Cup at Oak Tree at Santa Anita.

was unbeaten in three races in Brazil, including a Grade 3 in his final start there. He made his first U.S. start on Sept. 24 at Bay Meadows, running last in a strong field of five at this level. It was his turf debut.

Sky Di Job ran evenly and made up some ground late in that race, finishing 2 1/2 lengths behind the winner, First Rate Event. Although he has only two listed works in six weeks since, he should be tighter than he was in his U.S. debut, which came off an eight-month layoff.

Lobo shows a $8.33 flat-bet profit with horses making their second start off long layoffs.

The one Sky Di Job must beat is Irish-bred King's County, who flashed good speed against better at Oak Tree after a seven-week break.

Sill looking for his first U.S. win, , 7, lost three photo finishes this year, including ones to Desert Boom at Bay Meadows and True Dancer here.

His pace advantage could prove crucial, although turf-loving Raise the Heat, who steps up off a $40,000 claiming victory, will be sitting close to him and should be able to handle the step up.

Also in the field are two 3-year-olds meeting older for the first time: , who was a close fourth to Eastern Sand, the morning-line favorite in Saturday's Grade 3 Silky Sullivan Stakes here, and King Mobay, stakes-placed in the $100,000 San Mateo Mile earlier this year for trainer Bob Hess.