10/15/2004 11:00PM

Vivian's filly works for repeat bid


MIAMI - With the finals of the Florida Stallion Stakes just one week away, Saturday morning proved to be a busy one for potential candidates for both the $400,000 My Dear Girl and In Reality Stakes.

The most notable of the Stallion Stakes workers was Aclassysassylassy, who will bid to become only the second filly to sweep the series when she starts in the 1 1/16-mile My Dear Girl. Idle since easily capturing the seven- furlong Susan's Girl Stakes on Sept. 4, Aclassysassylassy worked seven furlongs in 1:32.80 seconds for trainer Dave Vivian.

"I got her a little slower," said trainer Dave Vivian, who owns the filly in partnership with Dominic Vittese, "but she finished good and that's all I was looking for. I caught her galloping out a mile in 1:48, and she never took a deep breath when she returned to the barn."

Aclassysassylassy, a daughter of Wild Event, has won 3 of her 4 starts, including both the Susan's Girl and Desert Vixen divisions of the Stallion Stakes. Saturday's work was her fourth since the Susan's Girl on Sept. 6.

"She worked five furlongs each of the last three Saturdays and seven-eighths today, so she's right on schedule," said Vivian. "I feel really comfortable with where we are right now."

A field of of nine or 10 juvenile fillies is expected for the My Dear Girl and may also include Dansetta Light, Yes It's Gold, Southern Serenity, Leona's Knight, Gloried Dancer, Peace Offering, Babaganush, Cut the Mustard, and Captain Lindsay.

Dansetta Light, who enters the race off a pair of stakes victories around two turns and may prove Aclassysassylassy's main competition in the My Dear Girl, worked a half-mile in 48.60 seconds Saturday. Her work was the fourth fastest of 63 at the distance on the day's busy tab.

Captain Lindsay and B. B. Best both tuned up for the In Reality on Saturday. Captain Lindsay went a half-mile in 49.60 while B. B. Best worked a mile in a bullet 1:44.40.

B. B. Best, winner of the Dr. Fager division but a disappointing third as the 3-5 favorite behind Cin Cin in the seven-furlong Affirmed, is one of three members of trainer Eddie Plesa Jr.'s barn expected to be entered when entries are drawn for the In Reality on Monday. He will be joined in the race by stablemates Favre and Qureall.

A full field is likely for the 1 1/16-mile In Reality and may also include Closing Argument, Cin Cin, Hal's Image, Dance to Remember, Cherokee Chase, Stormy Thrill, Alexandersrun, Palacios Appeal, and Anthony J.