01/06/2005 12:00AM

Unbeaten Maysville steps up


Maysville, who has been in front at every call while winning her two career starts by a combined 17 1/4 lengths, makes her stakes debut in Saturday's $50,000 Marshua at Pimlico.

The six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies attracted a field of six.

, an $85,000 purchase at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky sale in July 2003, began her career for trainer Mike Pino in a $25,000 maiden claiming race at Delaware Park in November. Luckily for owner Daniel Ryan, nobody filled out a claiming slip for Maysville, who romped by 15 1/2 lengths.

Three weeks later, Maysville moved to Pimlico, where despite breaking a step slowly she quickly gained the lead and won by 1 3/4 lengths against first-level allowance runners.

Maysville has ties to some nice horses in her bloodlines. Her third dam, Tell Meno Lies, produced Green Forest, a four-time Group 1 winner in France, and the filly Honest and True, third in a pair of Grade 1 stakes, the Kentucky Oaks and Fantasy Stakes.

Flashy Three, heavily favored in both her career starts, is Maysville's chief rival in the Marshua. After winning her maiden, Flashy Three stumbled at the start and settled for second as the 3-5 favorite in the Toddler Stakes a month ago.

Patty Girl, moving into open company after racing against New Jersey-breds in her first two starts, adds blinkers for trainer Alan Goldberg. In her most recent workout, Patty Girl earned a best-of-14 bullet for a 47-second half-mile workout at Aqueduct.

Rush to Glory, the most experienced filly in the field with 7 starts and 3 wins, faces stakes runners for the third time. She is coming off a 5 1/4-length allowance win going 6 1/2 furlongs at Charles Town.