08/13/2003 11:00PM

Tates Creek out of Beverly D.


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Tates Creek, the morning-line favorite for the Beverly D. at Arlington Park on Saturday, was scratched from the race Thursday after trainer Bobby Frankel decided not to fly in the filly from Southern California.

Tates Creek, the beaten favorite in the July 26 Mabee Handicap at Del Mar, was scheduled to be ridden by Pat Valenzuela in the Beverly D. With her defection, Valenzuela, who also was named to ride longshot Touch of Land in the Arlington Million, planned to remain at Del Mar to ride Saturday.

Frankel still has Heat Haze as one of the major contenders among the seven fillies and mares still remaining in the Beverly D. Both Tates Creek and Heat Haze are owned by Juddmonte Farms. Heat Haze was scheduled to arrive here Thursday on a charter flight from Saratoga.

Frankel also decided not to ship Bis Repititas, one of 12 3-year-olds entered in the Secretariat Stakes, from California.