10/04/2005 11:00PM

Two four-race win streaks on the line


ARCADIA, Calif. - The four-race winning streaks of the outstanding fillies Candy Factory and Dream's are at risk in Friday's $65,000 Swingtime Stakes at Santa Anita.

Neither filly has lost this year, and both will be well-backed to win the restricted Swingtime Stakes, which is run over a mile on turf.

, trained by Mike Machowsky for Dahlberg Farms, won the Solana Beach Handicap for California-bred fillies and mares at Del Mar in her most recent start on Sept. 4. Her winning streak began in August 2004 against maidens and it includes two allowance wins.

, trained by Ron McAnally and owned by Tom Lenner, won a minor stakes in Chile last November, her final start before arriving in this country. With McAnally, Dream's has since won three starts - a turf sprint and two races over 1 1/16 miles on turf. In her most recent start on Aug. 27, Dream's raced near the front throughout and won by a half-length over Red Top, who is also among the nine fillies and mares entered in the Swingtime.

The race serves as a prep to the $150,000 Las Palmas Handicap over a mile on turf on Nov. 5, or in the case of the three California-bred fillies in the field - Beneficial Bartok, Candy Factory, and House of Fortune - possibly a prep to one of the two turf stakes for females on the California Cup program on Nov. 6.

Candy Factory would be ideally suited for the $100,000 California Cup Distance Handicap over 1 1/4 miles on turf, but Machowsky wants to see how she does on Friday against a tougher group than she faced in her recent starts.

"I thought this race would be a good spot to prep for the California Cup," Machowsky said. "She's got the turn of foot, which is what a good turf horse needs. She's got a couple of different gears."

Dream's, who will be ridden by Alex Solis, figures to be near the front, along with Beneficial Bartok, who was stakes placed at Del Mar.

McAnally also starts House of Fortune, a multiple stakes winner who is winless in six starts this year. She was fifth in the Solana Beach Handicap, finishing 3 3/4 lengths behind Candy Factory.

The Swingtime Stakes marks the U.S. debut of Porthcawl, a three-time winner in England in the last 14 months. Trained by Ben Cecil, Porthcawl won at a mile in England in May but lost her two most recent starts.

"She was a cut below stakes caliber in Europe," Cecil said.