10/11/2005 11:00PM

'Trevor' has speed and rail


SAN MATEO, Calif. - A solid Friday night card kicks off Bay Meadows's final weekend of racing at the fall meeting.

A one-mile optional claimer with an $80,000 tag is the evening's feature, but the eight-race card also includes a first-level allowance race and a $40,000 starter allowance.

The optional claimer drew only five entrants and includes a pair of Jerry Hollendorfer-trained sprinters stretching out.

The Hollendorfer-trained , who drew the rail, should get the lead as he makes his first attempt around two turns. The 6-year-old Trickey Trevor has won 14 of 29 starts and 6 of 11 races here with 3 seconds and 1 third. He won the six-furlong San Carlos Handicap here this spring.

His stablemate is , third to Lost in the Fog in the Bay Meadows Speed Handicap on Oct. 1. Jefferies Bay has lost his only two tries around two turns, running fourth as the favorite after setting the pace in last year's James Lyttle at Santa Rosa and a distant seventh against Commentator last fall at Churchill Downs at one mile. That race followed a strong win at seven furlongs at Keeneland.

, winner of last year's El Camino Real Derby, and the hard-knocking Attack Force are both proven at the distance. Attack Force likes the Bay Meadows racing surface almost as much as Trickey Trevor, with 4 wins, 4 seconds, and 3 thirds in 13 starts.

Turf specialist First Rate Event, coming off a victory in a $50,000 optional claimer, rounds out the field. He likes to be part of the pace, but he will probably find himself well behind Trickey Trevor early.

Given the speed-favoring nature of the Bay Meadows track on Friday nights, Trickey Trevor could be very tough to beat. He should be able to get an easy lead, and leading jockey Russell Baze, who has missed a week since a spill last Friday night, takes the call.

Jefferies Bay has run well in two starts since returning from an eight-month layoff and had excuses when virtually eased in his other start. He may be able to handle two turns better than his stablemate.

Attack Force will vie with Jefferies Bay for the first-run trip, and Kilgowan has been working nicely and should be flying late.

Northern Mischief, third in last year's Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet, comes north in search of her second career victory in a one-mile allowance race for fillies and mares that serves as the co-feature.

Brahma Bull will try to snap his streak of three straight seconds in the starter allowance at six furlongs.