10/04/2005 11:00PM

Trolley Belle won't have easy time staying perfect


SAN MATEO, Calif. - The unbeaten Trolley Belle returns after 10 months on the sidelines Friday in a six-furlong optional $50,000 claimer for fillies and mares.

The 3-year-old has had a steady series of drills, including one at Friday night's distance, but she faces tough going in her comeback. She was on the lead at every call in both of her starts, and she'll face pace pressure from Sexy Helmsman, a 4-year-old filly drawn outside her. Trolley Belle is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer.

The outside draw gives the Brian Koriner-trained Sexy Helmsman an advantage over Trolley Belle. Sexy Helmsman has good speed but can stalk as well.

Sexy Helmsman just finished a troubled fourth as the favorite in the Monterey Handicap at five furlongs on the turf. She took up entering the turn, then made a strong move on the turn to get the lead into the lane before tiring.

Also Friday, good-looking debut winner Truly High makes his second start in a first-level allowance sprint that attracted 10 runners.

The 3-year-old won a Sept. 9 maiden race by three lengths. A $2,200 Barretts yearling bargain in October 2003, he went head-and-head for the first half-mile in his debut, then pulled away in the lane.

He has three works for trainer David Chase since his debut, including a five-furlong bullet. Although he has the second lowest Beyer Speed Figure in the field, he seems capable of improvement.

The field also includes Raise Expectations, taking a big jump off a claim for the John Martin barn, which wins 32 percent first off the claim. Dancin Candy and Zona De Impacto could also make their presence felt, as could Lion and the Lamb, who heads a three-horse entry.

* Jockeys Roberto Gonzalez and Adan Landeros begin suspensions for riding infractions Friday. Gonzalez received three days for his ride aboard Debonair Red, who was disqualified from second to third in the first race Sept. 25. Landeros received five days for his ride aboard Double House in the sixth race Sept. 25.