08/09/2008 12:00AM

You Go West Girl vs. own kind


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - It may not pass as the next slogan for the state's breeding program, but trainer Tom Proctor summed it up pretty well when it comes to New York-bred horses.

"New York-breds aren't what they used to be - they're bigger and better now," Proctor said.

Proctor hopes he has the biggest and best New York-bred filly Sunday when he sends out You Go West Girl against five others, including the ultra-consistent Rewrite, in the $100,000 Yaddo Handicap at Saratoga. The Yaddo, run at 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf, was not carded Saturday as scheduled when only five horses entered. Chestoria, who finished last in the Grade 1 Diana on July 26, joined the field Friday after working a half-mile in 49.65 seconds on the Oklahoma turf course. With only six horses, the Yaddo was carded as race 4.

You Go West Girl, a daughter of Mr. Greeley out of the multiple Grade 3 winner Careless Heiress, will be facing New York-breds for the first time in what will be her 10th career start. As a 3-year-old last year, she finished second in the Grade 3 Regret at Churchill. Most recently, she finished fifth, beaten five lengths, in the Grade 3 Locust Grove at Churchill.

"She hadn't been out since April," Proctor said. "I knew a start would help her a lot, thinking of this race. She's a filly you can't do a whole lot with, but she gives a lot. She might be the worst-looking good horse I ever had - lots of stuff goes on with her.'

The horse to beat in the Yaddo is Rewrite, who has won 9 of 16 starts, including the Irish Actress Stakes at Belmont last out. Thirteen months ago, Rewrite won the Dinner Diamond Stakes at Saratoga. Beginning with that race, Rewrite has 5 wins and 1 second from 7 starts.

"She's always very game. She's a great filly - she just keeps winning," said Christophe Clement, who trains Rewrite for the Amherst Stables of Karen and Kathy Johnson.

Latitude Forty won last year's Yaddo at 23-1 and was beaten a nose by Rewrite in the Irish Actress. In that race, Latitude Forty prompted the pace.

Factual Contender finished second in the Yaddo last year and is likely to be the pacesetter in this field under Eibar Coa. She finished fourth to Rewrite in the Irish Actress last out.

Before finishing last in the Diana, Chestoria had run well in four starts this year, including an overnight stakes win on yielding turf at Belmont.

"She loves it soft," trainer Billy Badgett said. "She moves up big-time on the off turf."

Junkanoo Party completes the field.