09/04/2001 11:00PM

Weight assignment keeps Caller One from running


SAN MATEO, Calif. - Trainer James Chapman said he will not run Caller One in Saturday's $150,000 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Sprint because of the colt's 125-pound weight assignment.

"I'm going to find some track that will treat us right on the weights," Chapman said. "There's a race at Turfway Park at the end of September [Kentucky Cup Sprint], and there are a couple of races in New York, including the Vosburgh. Or, I could just train him into the Breeders' Cup."

Swept Overboard, who has been close to Caller One, Kona Gold, and El Corredor in recent starts, is expected to head a small field in the six-furlong Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup.

Caller One finished second to Kona Gold in the Bing Crosby at Del Mar in July, and Chapman is upset that Caller One is picking up a pound off that race. But Swept Overboard finished a half-length farther back in third in the Crosby and is picking up two pounds, to 117.

In addition to Swept Overboard, the only confirmed starters for the Grade 3 race are Lexicon (117), who won the race last year, and You and You Alone (112), a recent allowance winner here.

Possible starters include Radar Contact and Riotous Richie (both 113) and Rocky Bar (111).

Swept Overboard is a standout on the basis of Beyer Speed Figures. In his last three starts, he has a win in the Kerlan Memorial, a third in the Bing Crosby, and a second in the Pat O'Brien, with Beyers of 107, 116, and 116.

Lexicon got a 105 Beyer when he won this race last year, but has hit the century mark only twice in eight starts since then. He got a 106 when he won the Paumonok at Aqueduct in January and a 100 when he missed by a neck in an allowance race at Del Mar in his most recent start.

* Friday night's feature is a $16,000 claiming race for 3-year-olds and upward going six furlongs. Proud Louie, who has won his last pair, including for a $20,000 tag last time, heads a field of eight in that race.

Only 52 horses are entered for the eight-race program, and no race has a field of more than eight horses.

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