08/31/2008 11:00PM

Top two in Glens Falls have opposite styles


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Dynaforce and Hostess and their vastly different running styles meet again Monday in the Grade 3 Glens Falls at Saratoga Race Course.

The 1 3/8-mile race for fillies and mare on the inner turf course drew a field of seven. All but the maiden Lamentation are seasoned stakes runners.

"It's a tough race for $100,000 and a Grade 3," said Dynaforce's Hall of Fame trainer, Bill Mott. "That's probably one of the toughest $100,000 purses they'll have this meet."

Also entered in the Glens Falls are Dyna's Lassie, runner-up to J'ray in the Grade 3 Matchmaker at Monmouth; Tejida, a close second in a pair of Grade 3 races; and Palmilla, winner of the Robert G. Dick Memorial at Delaware Park.

Dynaforce and Hostess will leave the gate in the middle of the field - Dynaforce drew post 3 and Hostess post 4 - but they aren't likely to be near each other again until the stretch. Dynaforce, who was second by three-quarters of a length in the Grade 1 Diana on July 26, runs on or near the pace. Hostess, trained by H. James Bond, is a closer.

After Hostess won the 1 1/2-mile Orchid Handicap against fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park in March, Bond decided to try her against males in the Sword Dancer, Saratoga's Grade 1, 1 1/2-mile turf stakes. He changed his mind when the rain at the beginning of the meet left the course too soft.

In the Orchid, Hostess handed Mauralakana her only loss in five starts this season. Hostess was third in the Sheepshead Bay on May 24 and third, behind Mauralakana and Dynaforce, in a tight finish in the New York Handicap on June 21.

"She's been running against some of the best fillies in the country," Bond said. "She's doing really good. This kind of sets her up for the fall. She's had a nice freshening. Hopefully, we'll go forward."

Dynaforce looked like a winner in the Diana, but was caught by Forever Together.

"She ran her heart out," Mott said. "A horse just came from nowhere and beat her. She turned for home, and if you could have bet on her at the head of the lane, you'd have bet everything you had in your pockets."

Two $80,000 overnight stakes, the Loudonville and the Quick Call, are also on the program.

English Colony, owned by William S. Farish, makes his first start in almost a year in the 5 1/2-furlong Quick Call on the Mellon Turf Course. English Colony won his first four races in 2007 before finishing fifth in the Grade 2 Kelso Handicap on Sept. 29 in his last start. The Quick Call, which has a full field of 12, includes Steel Light, a Grade 2-winning 7-year-old gelding, who will be making his first start since finishing third in the Commonwealth Breeders' Cup at Keeneland in April 2007.

The nine-furlong Loudonville for New York-breds drew a field of seven, including Dr. D.F.C., Stud Muffin, and Tommasi, the top three finishers in the Solomon Northrup on Aug. 8.