07/19/2005 11:00PM

Two seek revenge on 'Appeal'


ELMONT, N.Y. - Rahy's Appeal would have been a decent price if she had run against open company in an overnight stakes at Belmont Park on July 9, but she was scratched when the race was rained off the turf. On Friday, Rahy's Appeal will run against New York-breds in the $60,000-added Jena Jena Stakes, and she could be a slight favorite in the eight-horse field of 3-year-old fillies.

The Friday card is the final twilight racing program of the year in New York. Post time for the first race is 3 p.m.

The Jena Jena, named for a top New York-bred sprinter of several years ago, is carded for 1 1/16 miles on the Widener turf.

, trained by Tom Bush, is coupled in the wagering with His Beauty, who is trained by Howie Tesher. Both fillies are owned and bred by Gallagher's Stud.

Rahy's Appeal's chief opponents are .

When Rahy's Appeal and Half Heaven last met June 5 at Belmont Park, Rahy's Appeal was a neck winner in the 1 1/8-mile turf race. Half Heaven came back 17 days later and won her next start.

Another in Friday's field who has lost to Rahy's Appeal is Cayuga's Waters. Rahy's Appeal won a first-level allowance race here in May, beating Cayuga's Waters by a neck.

"She didn't beat [Half Heaven and Cayuga's Waters] by a lot, but she is a classy filly," Bush said. "I hope my filly has enough guns to get there."

Edgar Prado rode Rahy's Appeal in her last two wins, but will not be aboard in the Jena Jena. Eibar Coa will have the mount because, according to Bush, Coa was named to ride Rahy's Appeal the day she was scratched, after Prado had accepted another mount in the race.

If the Jena Jena is moved to the main track because of rain - hot and dry conditions are expected - Cayuga's Waters would be a threat after having run well twice on off tracks.

His Beauty has a chance after a tough trip in her last race. She won a maiden turf race by 5 1/2 lengths and then finished fourth as the favorite last out, when she was beaten less than two lengths.

Bristol Lane, For Love and Money, Speedy Music, and Swither complete the field.