12/05/2005 12:00AM

Two fillies who know how to win


ALBANY, Calif. - Neither Candi Capri nor Just a Tizzy has done much wrong in their brief careers.

Both lost their debuts to a pair of eventual stakes winners. Since then, Candi Capri has won two starts and Just a Tizzy has won her lone start. Something will have to give when the pair meet four other rivals in Wednesday's Golden Gate Fields feature, a $25,000 optional claimer for fillies and mares at six furlongs.

, claimed from her first two starts, is back with her original trainer, Tom Roberts. She finished fourth behind Somethinaboutlaura in her May 8 debut and was claimed for $32,000 by trainer John Martin. She won her maiden for the same tag in her next start and was claimed by trainer Chuck Peery.

Given nearly five months off, Candi Capri won a $40,000 starter allowance on Nov. 4 at Santa Anita and then was sent back to Roberts.

"She's from a good Washington family," said Roberts of Candi Capri, a $24,000 purchase at a Washington yearling sale in 2003. Candi Capri is a half to stakes winners Nifty Slew, the dam of the ill-fated Don Jaun Con, and Nifty Nite.

Robert added that he was surprised when Candi Capri was claimed in her debut.

Peery trained Nifty Slew, who won $98,355 with five wins. He claimed Candi Capri from her maiden victory but had to give her time off due to a foot abscess.

Candi Capri has turned in two good works for Roberts since coming north. He said she was sent here in hopes of winning at the first-level allowance condition.

has never run for a tag.

After an eight-month layoff following a second-place finish to Lunachick, Just a Tizzy won her comeback by three lengths on Nov. 16. Lunachick, winner of the Vallejo Stakes here May 29, was beaten a nose when second in last Saturday's Angel Island Stakes.

Trainer Lloyd Mason has long had reasons to believe Just a Tizzy would be a nice horse.

"We always liked her mother," trainer Lloyd Mason said of Just Lookn, Just a Tizzy's multiple stakes-winning dam whom Mason raced for owner-breeder Dave Currie.

Just a Tizzy had no major problems but developed some body soreness after her first race and was given a rest.

Mason was impressed with her comeback victory. "I didn't have a ton of works in her. She was fitter than I thought she would be," he said. "She worked nicely since, and I've galloped her a mile and a half since then."