12/10/2001 12:00AM

Wanted: Gold Rush flesh


ALBANY, Calif. - Saturday's $55,000-added Gold Rush Stakes for 2-year-olds at Golden Gate will be somewhat overshadowed here on the West Coast by the $200,000 Hollywood Juvenile at Hollywood Park. Even Northern California's two most accomplished 2-year-olds, Yougottawanna and Publication, are scheduled to travel south for the Juvenile.

But the one-mile Gold Rush, a stepping-stone to the $125,000 Grade 3 Golden Gate Derby on Jan. 12 and the El Camino Real Derby, should still be an intriguing race.

Only five nominations were in on Sunday, Golden Gate stakes coordinator Grant Baker said. But he expects more after trainers see juvenile prospects in their final works early in the week. Nominations close Wednesday.

Northern California's leading trainer, Jerry Hollendorfer, who will accompany Yougottawanna to Hollywood Park, has nominated Cappuchino, the winner of the Golden Bear Stakes, and Midwest stakes-winner USS Tinosa.

Trainer Bill Morey nominated Wild Celebration, the runner-up to Cappuchino in the Golden Bear.

Hollendorfer has entry Wednesday

Hollendorfer will run the entry of Boss Ego and Hobar in Wednesday's Golden Gate Fields feature, a one-mile turf race with an optional claiming price of $80,000.

The field includes Lucayan Indian, trained by Darrell Vienna , will make his first start since July 7, 2000. A 6-year-old, Lucayan Indian has not won a race in either 2000 or 1999, but he finished third in the Grade 1 San Juan Capistrano at Santa Anita in 1999.

* Ten races will be held on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before the track takes an eight-day Christmas break. Saturday's first-race post is scheduled for 12:15 p.m.

* Jockey Dennis Carr received a five-day suspension beginning Thursday for his ride aboard Syn Begone in the fourth race Friday. The horse was disqualified from second to third for causing interference on the far turn.

* Jockey A.L. Castanon received a three-day suspension beginning Friday for failure to make a proper effort to maintain a straight course leaving the starting gate and causing interference aboard Siberian Winter in Saturday's sixth race.

* Pam Berg, who runs the Glen Ellen Vocational Academy for injured and retired Thoroughbreds, said GEVA's stallion auction deadline will be extended from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22.

* Trainer Armando Lage said that Lil Sister Stich, who won Saturday's Golden Poppy Handicap, will be pointed to the $100,000 Work the Crowd Handicap on the turf Jan. 5.

* Beginning Dec. 17, the Golden Gate Report replay show moves from 5:30 to 5 p.m. weekdays on Channel 26. The show will continue to air at 6:30 p.m. on weekends.