05/28/2007 12:00AM

Tremendous One starts fresh in new barn

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. - After disappointing performances in turf stakes at Belmont Park and Woodbine last fall, Tremendous One resumes her career off a seven-month layoff in a $51,000 allowance race at Hollywood Park on Wednesday.

The race, at 1 1/16 miles on the main track, is Tremendous One's first start for trainer Paddy Gallagher, who began working with the filly in February. Owned by Leonard Lavin's Glen Hill Farm, Tremendous One was trained by Todd Pletcher last year.

In three starts for Pletcher, Tremendous One had one victory - a maiden race on turf at 1 1/16 miles at Saratoga - and finished 10th in the Grade 3 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine and eighth in the Miss Grillo Stakes at Belmont Park.

Wednesday's race will be her first start on a surface other than turf, but that is not a major concern for Gallagher. He has been satisfied with the way Tremendous One has trained on Hollywood Park's synthetic Cushion Track.

"We thought we'd try her on the Cushion Track," Gallagher said. "She's trained and worked on it."

How much Tremendous One can accomplish on Wednesday is another issue. Though she worked six furlongs three times in May and will be ridden by Alex Solis, Tremendous One is facing four other 3-year-old fillies that have raced steadily this year.

"She's a big filly and she might need some racing," Gallagher said. "She's easy on herself, but she has trained decently."

Tremendous One is by Point Given out of the Seattle Slew mare Top Rung, a three-time stakes winner for Lavin in the 1990's. She was not injured at the end of 2006, Gallagher said, adding, "She needed some time."

On Wednesday, Tremendous One must catch Com Easy, the likely pacesetter and favorite. Trained by Bob Baffert, Com Easy beat maidens in her debut over this track last December but has lost five subsequent starts at Santa Anita and on the Hollywood turf course this year. Wednesday's race is her first on the synthetic track since her maiden win.

* Race 7, a $51,000 allowance race for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles, matches recent maiden race winners Charming Legacy and Worthy Cause against Silver Z, winner of an allowance race for California-breds at seven furlongs on April 29.INGLEWOOD, Calif. - After disappointing performances in turf stakes at Belmont Park and Woodbine last fall, Tremendous One resumes her career off a seven-month layoff in a $51,000 allowance race at Hollywood Park on Wednesday.

The race, at 1 1/16 miles on the main track, is Tremendous One's first start for trainer Paddy Gallagher, who began working with the filly in February. Owned by Leonard Lavin's Glen Hill Farm, Tremendous One was trained by Todd Pletcher last year.

In three starts for Pletcher, Tremendous One had one victory - a maiden race on turf at 1 1/16 miles at Saratoga - and finished 10th in the Grade 3 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine and eighth in the Miss Grillo Stakes at Belmont Park.

Wednesday's race will be her first start on a surface other than turf, but that is not a major concern for Gallagher. He has been satisfied with the way Tremendous One has trained on Hollywood Park's synthetic Cushion Track.

"We thought we'd try her on the Cushion Track," Gallagher said. "She's trained and worked on it."

How much Tremendous One can accomplish on Wednesday is another issue. Though she worked six furlongs three times in May and will be ridden by Alex Solis, Tremendous One is facing four other 3-year-old fillies that have raced steadily this year.

"She's a big filly and she might need some racing," Gallagher said. "She's easy on herself, but she has trained decently."

Tremendous One is by Point Given out of the Seattle Slew mare Top Rung, a three-time stakes winner for Lavin in the 1990's. She was not injured at the end of 2006, Gallagher said, adding, "She needed some time."

On Wednesday, Tremendous One must catch Com Easy, the likely pacesetter and favorite. Trained by Bob Baffert, Com Easy beat maidens in her debut over this track last December but has lost five subsequent starts at Santa Anita and on the Hollywood turf course this year. Wednesday's race is her first on the synthetic track since her maiden win.

* Race 7, a $51,000 allowance race for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles, matches recent maiden race winners Charming Legacy and Worthy Cause against Silver Z, winner of an allowance race for California-breds at seven furlongs on April 29.