11/10/2005 12:00AM

Turf lures full field for Moment to Buy


ALBANY, Calif. - With five supplemental entries because of the lack of turf racing at Hollywood Park, a full field of 12 3-year-old fillies has signed up for Saturday's $75,000 Moment to Buy Handicap at Golden Gate Fields.

The grass stakes will be contested at 1 1/16 miles.

In addition, two other turf races Saturday saw 20 runners pass the entry box, including six Southern California-based fillies and mares who make up the first race, a $50,000 optional claimer at 1 1/16 miles.

Supplemented to the Moment to Buy for $10,000 were Haka Girl, The Wages of Sin, Private Banking, Hot Fudge Sundae, and Mashina.

"I was happy with that," said Golden Gate's racing secretary, Sean Greely. "Any time horses come up from down south, it adds quality, and bettors like quality."

Two last-out stakes winners are in the field, but neither comes from Southern California.

, who just won the Remington Park Oaks, has been shipped to California from Oklahoma. Thrilling Victory, who won the Bay Meadows Oaks on the turf earlier this year, just upset favored stablemate Heavenly Humor in the six-furlong Albany Handicap on the main track.

was just claimed by trainer Kristin Mulhall for $80,000 from a victory. Although unplaced in four stakes tries, she has earned checks in three of those stakes and will be one of the favorites Saturday. She should be able to sit close to an honest pace.

Jill's Sky, beaten a neck in the Bay Meadows Oaks by Thrilling Victory after setting the pace, likes the front end and will guarantee an honest pace in the Moment to Buy. So will Haka Girl, who missed by a neck in the Impressive Style at 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Hollywood Park during the summer. Jill's Sky just scored a wire-to-wire allowance victory at Oak Tree at Santa Anita.

Hot Fudge Sundae is also a last-race winner, in an Oak Tree at Santa Anita starter allowance.

, the possible favorite, should get a good stalking trip. She missed by a half-length to Conveyor's Angel in the Golden Poppy over this course in June.

Where's Bailey is making her first start for trainer Steve Miyadi. The rail draw should prove helpful with her off-the-pace style.