07/25/2007 11:00PM

Super Freaky's day finally arrives


DEL MAR, Calif. - Super Freaky was a tired filly after finishing second to Valbenny in early June, according to trainer Doug O'Neill.

Super Freaky could have started in two stakes in early July at Hollywood Park, but O'Neill and the partnership that owns the two-time stakes winner decided to wait for Saturday's $150,000 San Clemente Handicap at Del Mar.

"She's a filly that put so much in her races," O'Neill said. "She can get a little light. The owners were pretty adamant to give her the extra time before the San Clemente."

Super Freaky will attempt to win her third stakes in the Grade 2 San Clemente Handicap for 3-year-old fillies over a mile on turf. She is the 120-pound starting highweight and does not have to face Valbenny, the multiple stakes winner who is being pointed for the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks on Aug. 18.

Super Freaky should get an ideal trip under Jon Court in the San Clemente, which has drawn an oversubscribed field of 12. The race has a safety limit of 10, which likely will result in the also-eligibles Fleet Caroline and Honette being scratched.

Super Freaky has speed but has also been effective racing just behind the pace. She used that style to win the La Habra Stakes in March and the Providencia Stakes in April.

The San Clemente has drawn the first four finishers of the one-mile Flawlessly Stakes at Hollywood Park on July 6 - Passified, Diva's Seastar, Spenditallbaby, and Eclisse. Spenditallbaby returned to win the Fleet Treat Stakes for California-breds over seven furlongs last Sunday and makes a quick comeback for the San Clemente.

Diva's Seastar is coupled with La Tee, fillies owned by Allen and Susan Branch and trained by Mark Glatt.

Diva's Seastar led to deep stretch in the Flawlessly but is not committed to a front-running style, Glatt said.

"She couldn't help but find herself on the lead" because of a slow pace, Glatt said. "She'll have no problem coming from behind. She did that when she broke her maiden."

La Tee has won both of her starts, but has not raced since June 2 because of a minor foot problem.

"Diva's Seastar has more experience, but La Tee has the ability to be a sensational filly,"' Glatt said.

La Tee will be making her first start beyond six furlongs and has raced near the front in her two wins.

The speedy Private Dreams is another filly making her stakes debut. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, she won an allowance race over seven furlongs at Hollywood Park on July 13, prevailing by a head and holding off a late run from a rival.

Hollendorfer considered an allowance race on Sunday for Private Dreams but thought that the allowance race might be just as tough as the stakes. "I think she can come from off the pace if we want her to," he said.

Passified, who got her second stakes win in the Flawlessly, must race near the front, trainer Jim Cassidy said. She was favored in the Flawlessly and figures to be the second choice in the San Clemente behind Super Freaky.

"There seems to be enough speed in there," Cassidy said. "We're not going to get too far off of it. She's a staying filly. She's not a big kick filly."