02/10/2003 12:00AM

Wilzada hurt, out 6 months


Wilzada, a multiple stakes winning filly who has won 8 of 11 career starts, suffered a condylar fracture of her left foreleg during a workout Sunday at Laurel Park and will be out for at least six months.

Trainer Tony Dutrow said he noticed at the barn that Wilzada was off after a four-furlong workout timed in 46.40 seconds, the fastest of 35 at the distance. Wilzada, a 4-year-old daughter of Meadowlake owned by William Beatson, was preparing for Saturday's $200,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap.

X-rays revealed the non-displaced fracture and Wilzada was scheduled to undergo surgery Monday at the New Bolton Equine Center in Pennsylvania, where she was to have one screw inserted to stabilize the leg.

Dutrow said he was hopeful that Wilzada could return to the races by late summer or fall. "Some good horses have had this," Dutrow said. "Horses come back and do very well."

Wilzada was coming off her most impressive performance, a five-length score in the Interborough Handicap at Aqueduct on New Year's Day in which she earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 105.