03/31/2006 1:00AM

Tepid pace could hinder Life


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Life will be the favorite but Please Take Me Out is the one to catch in Sunday's $37,000 allowance feature at Gulfstream Park. The one-mile turf race for fillies and mares drew a field of six.

is coming off a fourth-place finish going 1 1/8 miles under similar conditions on March 13. The outing was the first in nearly three months for Life, who stalked a slow early pace and gained a short lead into the stretch before weakening in the final furlong.

Trained by Christophe Clement, Life closed out her 2005 campaign finishing fourth despite a slow start in Calder's Connie Ann Stakes. She figures to be favored with a race under her belt, but was a beaten favorite in four of her eight starts last season, two of which came over the local grass course.

Edgar Prado will retain the call on Life, who could be at the mercy of what figures to be a relatively slow pace unless Ragtime Hope takes an early run at Please Take Me Out.

is taking a slight drop in company after facing better in each of her last two starts and appears to be rounding back to peak form. Please Take Me Out set the pace on both occasions, most recently finishing third while beaten just a head by co-favorite Miss Mambo despite cutting out fast fractions on March 2.

Elvis Trujillo is back aboard Please Take Me Out for trainer Enrique Corredor.

Go Robin steps up a notch after rallying to a 1 1/2-length win in a second-level allowance here on March 8. A graded-stakes-placed mare, Go Robin is cycling back to her top form and appears capable of another forward move making the third start of her form cycle.

returns to the turf for the first time since missing by less than a length in the Miss Liberty Stakes on Nov. 8 at The Meadowlands. She and Go Robin are the only horses in the field with a victory over the local course.

Wild Wedding and Ragtime Hope round out the field.

* Four of the 11 races on Sunday's card benefited from the $10,000 purse increase instituted this weekend for fields of nine horses or more, including split divisions of a 6 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race for 3-year-old fillies.