12/03/2004 12:00AM

Two wire-to-wire winners will square off


ALBANY, Calif. - A pair of lightly raced fillies coming off impressive victories will draw most of the betting attention in Sunday's Golden Gate Fields feature.

Miss High Brow, a 3-year-old who won her debut in wire-to-wire style, and 4-year-old Aisle Light, a wire-to-wire winner in the second start of her career, are the two to beat in a six-furlong, first-level allowance race for fillies and mares.

With the presence of speedsters Kiss Kiss Kiss and Mango Escapade in the race, it's likely Miss High Brow and Aisle Light will have to come off the pace.

Aisle Light made her career debut on Dec. 29, 2003, finishing third to stakes-winning Marwood and Aunt Beth. In her second career start on Nov. 17, she was odds-on and won by seven lengths for trainer Jim Hilling. She ran well enough for leading rider Russell Baze to opt back for another ride.

Miss High Brow might have had the advantage of a mild speed bias when she edged favored Faxene in her Nov. 3 debut for trainer Cliff DeLima. But she proved game in the lane that day and has a bullet six-furlong work to cap a series of drills since her debut.

Aisle Light might be more adaptable and will have a breeding advantage if the track turns up wet.

Everybody's winning, nobody's winning a lot

Jerry Hollendorfer and Art Sherman, the two leading trainers at Bay Meadows, have had plenty of company in the winner's circle of late.

Twelve different trainers won during the first two racing days this week, and Mark Hanna is the only trainer to have won more than once in any single day.

For the second consecutive Wednesday, eight different trainers won races on the eight-race card.

Hanna had two winners Thursday, giving him three for the week. Bill Morey and John F. Martin each had wins on Wednesday and Thursday.

Hollendorfer, who leads the trainer standings with 14 wins from 73 starters, got one victory Thursday, as did Sherman, who is third in the standings with eight victories. Martin is second with 13 wins, from only 36 starters.

Twenty-nine different trainers won last week's 43 races, with Hollendorfer and Sherman leading the way with five apiece.

Castro back riding after broken collarbone

Veteran Joe Castro, who suffered a broken and displaced collarbone before the start of the Bay Meadows meeting in early September, is back riding. Castro finished third with his lone mount Wednesday and had a second and a pair of thirds with three mounts Thursday.

"The fracture was worse than they originally thought," Castro said. "It took longer because of the displacement. I've only been on horses the past three weeks because it was healing so slowly.

"I wanted to make sure everything was working properly before I raced, and it felt fine to get back in the swing of things."