02/18/2005 12:00AM

Three streaks on the line


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Cape Hope and Dansetta Light are riding two-race win streaks, while Paddy's Daisy has won three in a row. So, barring an unlikely triple dead heat, something will have to give when the three promising 3-year-old fillies meet over the Gulfstream Park turf course in Sunday's $60,000 Gaily Gaily Stakes.

appears the most likely member of the threesome to extend her winning streak. A daughter of King of Kings trained by Todd Pletcher, Paddy's Daisy has been nearly flawless since she was switched to turf early in her 2-year-old campaign, capturing four of her five starts on grass. Three of those wins came in stakes races, including her season finale, in which she rallied for a neck decision in Hollywood's Grade 3 Miesque.

Paddy's Daisy has won stakes at four different racetracks, at distances ranging from a mile to 1 1/8 miles. She has trained forwardly for her 2005 debut at Palm Meadows and will be reunited with jockey John Velazquez in the Gaily Gaily.

"I think she proved last year she was one of the better 2-year-old turf fillies around," said Pletcher. "The Miesque was a very good race, even though she seems to want to go a lot further. We decided to freshen her up after she returned from California rather than run her in the Calder Oaks, and she seems to have matured a lot physically and mentally. She could have a really productive year, and the plan now is to use the Gaily Gaily as a prep for the Herecomesthebride Stakes next month."

ships in from Fair Grounds off a pair of six-length turf victories, and, like Paddy's Daisy, is trained by a D. Wayne Lukas protege, Dallas Stewart.

"She's been excellent since we switched her to the turf," said Stewart, who, like Pletcher, has his sights set on the Herecomesthebride on March 19.

outgamed the previously undefeated Dynamite Lass to capture the Calder Oaks on New Years Day. She also won Calder's grassy Go Debutante Stakes in her previous start.

is only a neck short of bringing an unblemished record into the 1 1/16-mile Gaily Gaily. That was how close she came to catching Dansetta Light in the Calder Oaks after posting a pair of grass wins to begin her career.

Trainer Graham Motion has entered Dance Away Capote, the fifth-place finisher in the 2004 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, but said she will run only if the race is taken off the turf.

Kristen Kristen, Winsom, Kathern's Cat, Royal Bean, and Aunt Dot Dot complete the lineup.