09/09/2001 11:00PM

Unbeaten duo could be singles in carryover


ELMONT, N.Y.- A pair of undefeated 3-year-old fillies will be the focal point Wednesday for bettors chasing a pick-six carryover of $56,238 at Belmont Park.

Descapate, who faces four rivals in a second-level allowance that goes as race four, and Blinded by Love, who tops a seven-horse field entered in a preliminary allowance heat in race eight, figure to be on most pick-six tickets. The question is, will handicappers need to go any deeper in those races?

Coming off a demonstrative 11-length win, in which she earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 104, Descapate looks like a logical single. A daughter of Dehere, Descapate covered seven furlongs in 1:21.76 under wraps.

That was the second win in two starts for Descapate, her first, however, for the partnership of Team Valor and Helligbrodt Racing, which purchased the filly after she won her maiden in June at Churchill Downs.

Descapate will be asked to stretch out from seven furlongs to 1 1/16 miles, but her last performance suggests it won't be a problem. "I think the filly has endless potential and is fabulously talented," trainer Steve Asmussen said. "She's got a great mind. The race looks like it's soft with not a lot of pace in it. There are some fillies with some stakes experience, which we don't have. She didn't get a lot out of her last race; she hasn't been tested. This will definitely do that."

If there is an upsettter, it could be Unrestrained, who drops into allowance company after competing in a pair of graded stakes in her last two starts.

In the final leg of the pick-six, bettors will have to decide if Blinded By Love's three dominating performances in six-furlong New Jersey-bred races will translate to success in open company going 1 1/16 miles.

Blinded by Love won her three races by an average of eight lengths. All three races were at six furlongs so she will be tested for stamina as well as class on Wednesday.

Mark Hennig has the potential upsetter in Pleasant Scholar, who finished a well-beaten third behind Descapate in her last start. She returns to the track over which she won her maiden, and is reunited with Jerry Bailey, who rode her that day. As a daughter of Pleasant Tap, she should appreciate the stretchout from seven furlongs to 1 1/16 miles.

The last time Out of Sync ran 1 1/16 miles at Belmont Park, she finished second in the Grade 1 Frizette. She has yet to duplicate the effort in three starts since for trainer Nick Zito.

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