11/05/2003 12:00AM

Super Fuse tops Fall Highweight prep


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - A talented group of sprinters, some of which are being pointed to the Grade 3 Fall Highweight later this month, were entered in Friday's $56,000 allowance feature at Aqueduct.

The six-furlong money allowance race drew eight male runners, including several stakes horses.

A horse who figures to be well supported in the betting is Super Fuse. A year ago as a 2-year-old, Super Fuse won 4 of 5 starts, including the Huntington Stakes at Aqueduct by 3 1/4 lengths.

Since winning the six-furlong Huntington over a sloppy track, Super Fuse won a small stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in January. He has picked up checks in several other stakes, including the Grade 3 Carry Back at Calder in July, when he finished third behind Valid Video, who returned to win the Grade 1 King's Bishop in his next start, and Cajun Beat, who won the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

Trained by Richard Ciardullo Jr., Super Fuse will be ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan from post 3.

New York-bred Papua was overmatched when he finished eighth in the Grade 1 Vosburgh at Belmont on Sept. 27. Papua won four consecutive starts over Aqueduct's inner track between December and March. One of the wins came in the restricted Hollie Hughes. Papua, who is trained by Mike Hushion, also has a win on Aqueduct's main track.

Jerry Bailey rides Papua from post 6.

Big E E was beaten less than a length in the 2001 Fall Highweight. A 6-year-old, Big E E hasn't run since December 2002 when he finished third in an Aqueduct allowance race. The horse has solid back form and figures to be in the mix for trainer Richard Dutrow Jr.

Edgar Prado rides Big E E, who can sit a stalking trip behind the front-runners, from post 7.

The weather is supposed to be dry on Friday after rain on Thursday. If the track remains wet, Impeachthepro and Papua are exceptional off-track runners.

Impeachthepro is 1 for 7 this year, but has finished in the top three in each of his last six starts. He was narrowly beaten in the Hudson Handicap last month at Belmont Park.

Folkestone Park makes his first start since February for trainer Todd Pletcher, who leads the standings in New York this year. Last year as a 3-year-old, Folkestone Park showed promise by winning four races from eight starts.

Final Table and Outathechute are the likely pacesetters, while Vodka, who finished fifth in last year's Fall Highweight, is 0 for 9 this year.