11/09/2002 1:00AM

Two more for powerhouse filly-mare stable


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Trainer Laura de Seroux recently added two members to her already powerful team of fillies and mares.

In the last few weeks, Turtle Bow, who finished ninth in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, and A Ma Guise, a 2-year-old filly from France, have joined de Seroux's stable at San Luis Rey Downs.

Turtle Bow is expected to debut during the upcoming Santa Anita winter-spring meeting. A 3-year-old, she has won 5 of 10 starts, including three stakes. Her most prestigious victory came in the Group 2 Prix d'Astarte at Deauville, France, in August.

"She's had a hard campaign," de Seroux said. "I'll freshen her up."

At Belmont Park in late September, Turtle Bow finished second to Kazzia in the Grade 1 Flower Bowl Handicap.

Turtle Bow joins a talented group of 3-year-old fillies trained by de Seroux that includes Dublino, the winner of the Del Mar Oaks in August, and Little Treasure, the winner of the Pucker-Up Stakes at Arlington Park in September. Dublino finished 10th in the BC Filly and Mare Turf.

Options for those fillies include the San Gorgonio Handicap in January, the Buena Vista Handicap in February and the Santa Ana Handicap in March.

A Ma Guise arrived at de Seroux's barn in October and is being pointed to the $200,000 Miesque Stakes for 2-year-old fillies over a mile on turf Nov. 29. In France, A Ma Guise won her second start over seven furlongs in August.

De Seroux is the trainer of Azeri, the leading candidate for the Horse of the Year title following her convincing win in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.

Azeri emerged from the race in good shape, de Seroux said.

No specific plans for the launch of Azeri's 2003 campaign have been finalized, but one possibility is a defense of her title in the March 9 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap at Santa Anita.

Krone on a mini-roll

Jockey Julie Krone scored the second victory of her comeback in the final race on Friday, closing from last on My Babycakes to win by 5 1/2 lengths.

Sent off as the 6-5 second choice, My Babycakes lagged behind the field by nine lengths on the backstretch, but was quickly in contention on the turn. My Babycakes pulled away with little urging to score a convincing win against $8,000 claimers.

There were only five starters in the eighth race, following three scratches. Overall, there were 16 scratches on Friday's program.

Krone, a member of racing's Hall of Fame, launched a comeback on Nov. 1, following a break of 3 1/2 years from competitive racing.

* Good Journey, third in the Breeders' Cup Mile, is likely to make another start this year. According to trainer Wally Dollase, the $500,000 Citation Handicap on Nov. 30 or the Hong Kong Mile on Dec. 15 are possibilities. Good Journey won the 2001 Citation Handicap.

* Falcon Flight, who was third as a longshot in the Breeders' Cup Turf, will pass the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup on Nov. 23 in favor of the Hong Kong Classic over 1 1/2 miles on Dec. 15. "I really wanted to run him in the Hollywood Turf Cup, but it's back too quick," trainer Donald Burke said.

* Because of the rainy weather, there were no workouts at Santa Anita or Hollywood Park on Friday. On Saturday, there were two at Santa Anita - Neighbora and Para Usted. They both went a half-mile on a sloppy training track.

The rain that fell from Thursday to Saturday was the first substantial rain in the Los Angeles area in 10 months.