10/26/2004 11:00PM

Yearly Report stickout off cutback, short rest


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Yearly Report will be racing back in 13 days in the $150,000 Stonerside Stakes at Lone Star Park on Friday, but she is shortening up in distance and facing much softer rivals than she has eyeballed most of the year. As a result, Yearly Report looks like a standout in the seven-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies. The Stonerside is one of three stakes on the card designed as a build-up to the Breeders' Cup on Saturday.

Lone Star will also host the Grade 3, $250,000 Lone Star Derby and the $150,000 Refrigerator Handicap for Quarter Horses on Friday.

Yearly Report last raced on Oct. 16, finishing second by a nose in the $150,000 California Cup Matron Handicap. Earlier this year she won the Grade 2 Santa Ynez at Santa Anita, the $200,000 Melair at Hollywood Park, the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico, and the Grade 2 Delaware Oaks at Delaware Park.

Jerry Bailey was aboard for all of her stakes wins but the Melair, and is reunited with Yearly Report for the Stonerside. The filly sharpened her skills for the cutback from a 1 1/16 miles with a three-furlong move in 36.20 seconds on Monday, and the seven-furlong distance should suit her as she earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 107 when she won at seven furlongs in the Santa Ynez.

Yearly Report is trained by Bob Baffert, who has won nine stakes at Lone Star since the track opened in 1997. He ranks fourth among trainers in career stakes wins at the track; the top three slots are held by locals Steve Asmussen, Cole Norman, and Danny Pish.

Yearly Report, a daughter of General Meeting, races for Golden Eagle Farm.

Questionable Past is a solid candidate to complete the exacta. She has won 5 of 8 starts, with two of the victories coming in stakes. Carlos Marquez Jr. has the mount for trainer Michael Stidham.