03/26/2005 1:00AM

Trickey Trevor romps in San Carlos


SAN MATEO, Calif. - Racing on a speed-favoring track with his biggest rival scratched, Trickey Trevor ($3.20) scored his first stakes victory, capturing the $57,925 San Carlos Handicap in wire-to-wire style at Bay Meadows on Saturday.

Trickey Trevor quickly took the lead with a moderate 22.61 opening quarter, then went the second quarter in 22.46 seconds.

Ice Legend and Verkade seemed ready to make a move at the top of the stretch, but Trickey Trevor was never seriously challenged. He defeated Verkade by two lengths, winning the six-furlong race in 1:08.25.

"He broke good and went about his business," winning jockey Russell Baze said. "He was doing it very relaxed."

Baze said he was "toying" with his rivals into the stretch, adding, "He didn't really run away from them, but he had plenty left."

The 6-year-old Trickey Trevor, who won his first start as a 2-year-old for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, was reclaimed by Hollendorfer for $62,500 on Jan. 19.

"I know the horse and saw him getting better again," Hollendorfer said. "I was outshook for $50,000. Right now, I'm happy to have him in the barn."

Trickey Trevor earned $30,700 as he scored his sixth straight victory. He has now earned $327,135 with 14 victories in 25 starts.