09/17/2009 12:00AM

Yet Again looks for better at home


Yet Again, an unlucky loser at Saratoga, should be very tough Saturday back at her home track of Finger Lakes in the $50,000 Jack Betta Be Rite Handicap for New York-bred fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles.

A 4-year-old trained by Karl Grusmark, Yet Again missed by only a head last time out in the Saratoga Dew Stakes for statebreds.

"She saved ground the whole trip, and usually in a race going a mile and an eighth, you would think things would open up," Grusmark said. "They stayed tightly packed all through the lane. We never had a chance to get through. At the sixteenth pole, the jockey had to swing her four wide."

Yet Again came charging home but just missed catching Dean Henry.

She was much closer to pace in the Saratoga Dew than in her two previous races, where she dropped far behind the leaders before launching a bid.

With Doodlin and perhaps Gold for the Queen likely delivering early speed, Grusmark expects to see Yet Again well off the pace.

"I think it should set up for us," Grusmark said.

Grusmark is encouraged by the way Yet Again has trained since the Saratoga near miss. She breezed four furlongs in 47.20 seconds, the fastest of 16 works at the distance that morning at Finger Lakes.