08/27/2003 11:00PM

Statebreds line up for shot in 5 stakes


Five stakes for Pennsylvania-breds are part of Saturday's 10-race card at Philadelphia Park.

The stakes action begins in the fifth race with the $50,000 Captain My Captain, a five-furlong turf race for 3-year-olds and up.

Namequest, who won the Pennsylvania Governors Cup Handicap in his last start on Aug. 2, is the horse to beat in the field of eight.

Trained by Ben Feliciano Jr., Namequest also finished third in the John M. McSorley Stakes at Monmouth Park this summer. Namequest, a 7-year-old, has had a bit of a resurgence this year, running in sprint races after a series of two-turn starts.

Namequest, who will be ridden by Omar Klinger, drew post 8.

Mad Anthony looks like Namequest's biggest threat. Trained by Lynn Carol Levine, Mad Anthony won a third-level allowance race at Philly Park on Aug. 19 and earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 93.

* The $50,000 Ambassador of Luck Handicap drew a field of eight fillies and mares. The race will be run at seven furlongs on the dirt.

Mum's Gold, Unique Opportunity, and Run for Joy, the first three finishers from the 1 1/16-mile Pistol Packer Handicap on Aug. 9 at Philly Park, are in the field.

The white-hot Mum's Gold has won her last six starts, dating back to April 22 at Philadelphia Park.

Nick Santagata rides Mum's Gold, who drew the rail.

* The $50,000 Lil E. Tee, a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old colts and geldings, drew 10 horses.

Valleyman, second to Gimmeawink in the Larry Riviello President's Cup, meets an easier field here. Valleyman was 65-1 in the President's Cup but will be a much shorter price in the Lil E. Tee, where his main competition figures to come from Joey Blueeyes, the runner-up in a $40,000 claimer at Calder on Aug. 9.

* The $50,000 Mrs. Penny, a 1 1/16-mile grass race, attracted a field of 10 fillies and mares.

Caught in the Rain, who won the Mrs. Penny last year, will try to break a losing streak that began in December. Her last win came in the Grade 2 Mrs. Revere at Churchill Downs on Nov. 16. Float and Sting, a New York shipper from Bill Mott's barn, and Magic Peak look like Caught in the Rain's main rivals.

* Docent, the defending champion, tops a field of nine in the $50,000 Devil's Honor for older males at seven furlongs.