03/21/2003 12:00AM

Triple digits at Santa Anita


ARCADIA, Calif. - Two allowance races for fillies and mares on Friday at Santa Anita produced upsets.

In the third race, Medinaceli ($101.60) prevailed in a one-mile turf race that ended with four fillies within a neck at the finish. Medinaceli was sixth on the final turn and rallied between rivals to reach the front. She outfinished Janeian, View from the Top and Alozaina, the 1-2 favorite, who was placed in graded stakes last year.

Medinaceli, ridden by Matt Garcia, ran a mile on turf in 1:35.28.

Alozaina was fourth on the final turn behind Lunacy, Sister Girl Blues, and Janeian. Jockey Alex Solis brought Alozaina four wide on the final turn, but she was unable to go past the front-runners.

In the second race, a $61,672 optional claimer for fillies and mares, Brite Sunny Day upset Who Loves Aleyna, the 3-5 favorite, who was making her first start in 19 months.

Brite Sunny Day tracked Who Loves Aleyna through quick fractions of 21.27 and 44.31 seconds, passed her in early stretch, and held off a late rally from Stormy Spirit. Brite Sunny Day ($12) was ridden by Victor Espinoza and ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:16.86. South Apple finished third, followed by Who Loves Aleyna.

Brite Sunny Day was second in the Work the Crowd Handicap at Golden Gate Fields and eighth in the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint at Gulfstream Park in January.