02/22/2007 1:00AM

Somethinaboutlaura spotted for rebound


SAN MATEO, Calif. - Somethinaboutlaura, the odds-on morning-line favorite, will try to bounce back off two losses in Saturday's $50,000-added one-mile Foster City for fillies and mares at Bay Meadows.

A 5-year-old mare, Somethinaboutlaura won the Autumn Leaves here in November after capturing the $150,000 Cal Cup Matron. That victory, which left her 4 for 4 over this track, was her third straight stakes win and gave her 4 stakes victories in 5 starts, including the Grade 2 A Gleam at Hollywood Park.

But Somethinaboutlaura comes into the Foster City on a two-race losing streak. She was beaten a half-length by Indian Flare in the Kalookan Queen, and comes off a fifth, beaten 10 1/4 lengths, in the Sunshine Millions Distaff.

"I'm not going to make any excuses, but things didn't go her way," trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said of Somethinaboutlaura's last two starts.

In the Sunshine Millions Distaff, she drew the 11 post in a field of 12 and broke slowly and was shuffled back. She moved up wide to third entering the stretch and then tired.

Somethinaboutlaura will, obviously, meet easier foes here, and Hollendorfer said she has been training well since her disappointing try in the Sunshine Millions.

There are several other things in favor of Somethinaboutlaura, an earner of $585,770 who has 10 victories in 21 career starts. She has a perfect record over the track, and she won this race last year, defeating Marla Bay by eight lengths.

She is fond of the off going, and rain is in the forecast. She has won both her starts at one mile, in this race last year and in the Pacific Heights on the turf.

All of that makes John Martin, trainer of second favorite Strong Faith, say, "I can't beat Somethinaboutlaura."

Strong Faith has stakes wins on dirt and turf and is another who loves the wet going. Although she has turned into a good turf mare, Strong Faith did win the Half Moon Bay on a main track rated good at Golden Gate Fields last year. She comes into the race off a second in a one-mile overnight stakes on the turf at Santa Anita.

Also entered is hard-knocking Royal Kleven, twice the runner-up to Somethinaboutlaura during her stakes winning streak last fall and winner of the California Distaff Turf Handicap in her last start on Dec. 9.

Rounding out the field are the Grade 3 winner Gins Majesty, Breeze Along, Slinkee Stage Cat and Make a Pass.