08/12/2003 11:00PM

Yaddo right spot for Dynamic Lisa


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - After horsemen flooded the entry box for Friday's $100,000-added Yaddo Handicap at Saratoga, the racing office carded two divisions of the New York-bred filly and mare grass stakes.

Dynamic Lisa, who faces 10 rivals in the first division (fifth race), looks well spotted for her first stakes win. She exits an easy win in a mile grass race against second-level New York-bred allowance runners at Belmont Park in July. In her stakes debut last fall, Dynamic Lisa ran a terrific race to finish third behind seasoned stakes runners Rhum and Shopping for Love in the Ticonderoga at Belmont.

Dynamic Lisa is also proven at Saratoga, where she won a first-level state-bred allowance race under Pat Day last year. Scott Schwartz, who trains Dynamic Lisa for his father, Herbert, was so impressed with Day's ride, he has named Day on the filly in the Yaddo.

"It was one of the best rides I've ever seen on a horse," Scott Schwartz said. "She was behind a wall of horses at the eighth pole. If there was an inch of room, [Day] found it. It looked like a hopeless situation."

Dynamic Lisa, who carries 115 pounds, drew post 2 in the 1 1/8-mile race.

Beautiful America, last year's champion 2-year-old New York-bred filly, should appreciate the return to restricted company. Trained by Mike Hernandez, Beautiful America finished second in the Gaviola Stakes at Belmont on July 2 and then was sixth opening weekend here in the Grade 3 Lake George.

"Those were good tough races," Hernandez said. "This race is back quick, but I couldn't pass it up."

Jose Santos rides Beautiful America from post 5.

I Met Somebody, who is riding a long losing streak, will try to give trainer Leo O'Brien a record eight wins in the Yaddo.

Wake Up Kiss is the one to beat in the second division, which drew a field of 10 and two main-track-only horses, and goes as the eighth race. Last year, Wake Up Kiss finished fourth in the Yaddo when it was run on the main track in the slop. She is a much better horse on the grass.

Edgar Prado rides Wake Up Kiss from post 3.

Brandala, the 120-pound highweight, returns to the statebred ranks for the first time in more than a year. In May, Brandala won a third-level allowance at Aqueduct.

Main-track-only runners Along Came Mary in the first division and Princess Dixie in the second are the horses to beat if the Yaddo is switched to the dirt.