02/24/2006 12:00AM

Stakes filly back from break


ALBANY, Calif. - Trainer John Anderson is eager for the stakes winner Two to Get Ready to make her comeback in Sunday's Golden Gate Fields feature, a $50,000 optional claimer for fillies and mares at six furlongs.

A 4-year-old filly, Two to Get Ready has not raced since capturing the Pio Pico at Fairplex last Sept. 16.

"She's working all right," Anderson said. "She's not as sharp as she was last year, but she hasn't been wound up a whole lot. She's feeling good, but I think she'll be a lot better after she gets a race under her belt."

, who moved north off a claim to win a first-level allowance race at Bay Meadows for trainer Brian Koriner, also figures tough as the likely pacesetter.

After running eight times as a 2-year-old, Two to Get Ready ran 14 times last year. The Pio Pico was her lone victory, but she finished second in the Fairfield Stakes at Solano and had one other second and four thirds while earning $91,689.

"It was time to give her a rest," Anderson said. "There was nothing wrong with her. She had a lot of hard races and needed a break. I think the break will do her some good, but I wish she were a little more aggressive in the morning."

Two to Get Ready has had six works since returning to Anderson's barn in Pleasanton. Three of them have been six-furlong drills, and Anderson said he is not worried about her condition.

Still, he acknowledges Sunday's race is a tough comeback spot.

"There are no easy spots for her, and we don't want to run her in a high-priced claimer," Anderson said.

Share in Cause to Believe sold

Peter Abruzzo of Chicago has purchased a 25 percent share in Cause to Believe from Peter Redekop for an undisclosed price, trainer Jerry Hollendor-fer said.

Cause to Believe, who is being pointed to the March 11 California Derby - and possibly the Kentucky Derby - has 5 wins and 3 seconds in 8 starts while earning $280,565. He has won four stakes and placed second in two others.