04/18/2006 11:00PM

Undefeated filly in tough allowance


ALBANY, Calif. - A pair of stakes-placed runners and an undefeated filly stretching out meet in Friday's Golden Gate Fields feature, a first-level allowance race at one mile.

, second to Bai and Bai in the Telegraph Hill Stakes, and Comic Queen, third behind Press Camp and Bai and Bai in the San Ramon, both have wins at the distance and are stakes-placed in routes.

Secret Scheme stretches out after winning a $25,000 maiden claimer and a $40,000 starter allowance.

appears the speed of the race, having run sub-45-second half-miles in both her starts. She held on gamely to win her debut after being pressured during the opening half. She pulled away in a romp in her second start after shaking loose on the turn.

While Secret Scheme should have the lead, both Mamita Chula and Comic Queen have the advantage of two-turn experience.

Comic Queen has flashed speed but prefers to sit back a bit, as does Mamita Chula. Both have shown an ability to close when going this distance.

won a $40,000 starter allowance in her first try at one mile. She stalked nicely, made a strong move into the lane, and was pulling away late.

She then sat behind Press Camp and Bai and Bai in the April 8 San Ramon, holding third easily as the top two drew off by seven in the lane.

Mamita Chula finished four lengths behind Bai and Bai in the March 11 Telegraph Hill. Prior to that, she won a $25,000 claimer at one mile. She sat off the pace in both starts.

Turf mile draws 26 nominations

The Grade 2, $400,000 San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile, scheduled for April 29, drew 26 nominations, including course specialist Adreamisborn.

Other nominees for the one-mile turf race include Aragorn, who missed by a head in the Kilroe Mile; Chinese Dragon, third in the Kilroe and winner of the $100,000 Alcatraz over the turf here last year; Grade 1 turf winners King's Drama and Sweet Return; New Export, a Group 1 winner in his native Brazil; and Hendrix, 2 for 2 over the course.

* Jockey David Lopez begins a three-day suspension Friday after being disqualified from second to fifth aboard Honey Badgett in the first race on April 13 for what the stewards ruled was "failure to make a proper effort to maintain a straight course and causing interference."

* Trainer Larry Brewster was fined $4,000 for a medication ruling stemming from a victory by Shawo Mountain on Jan. 28, 2001, involving the prohibited substance meprobamate, which in humans is used to treat anxiety, tension, and associated muscle spasms. The purse was also redistributed.