08/17/2002 11:00PM

You through for the year


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - You, the five-time Grade 1 winner who finished third in Saturday's Alabama Stakes, will not race again this year, trainer Bobby Frankel said Sunday morning. She will return as a 4-year-old, most likely starting her campaign at the Belmont Park spring meet of 2003.

Frankel said there was nothing physically wrong with You, but he doesn't believe his filly could unseat Kentucky Oaks and Alabama winner Farda Amiga for the Eclipse Award as the 3-year-old filly champion.

"[Farda Amiga] deserves it," Frankel said. "She won the two big races, and there's no Xtra Heat around. I know I'm not going to get it, so why even [campaign] for it."

The connections of Farda Amiga said Sunday morning she would most likely be trained up to the Breeders' Cup Distaff on Oct. 26 at Arlington Park.

Last year, the Frankel-trained Flute won the Kentucky Oaks and Alabama, but did not win the Eclipse Award. Xtra Heat was voted last year's 3-year-old filly champion, though she won only one Grade 1, but was second to the boys in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

You has won four Grade 1 races this year, ranging in distance from seven furlongs to 1 1-16 miles. Her only two losses this year came at nine furlongs in the Kentucky Oaks and Alabama. Her wins have come in the Las Virgenes, Santa Anita Oaks, Acorn and Test.

Frankel said You would remain in Saratoga until the end of the meet, then most likely ship to California where he would remain in Frankel's Hollywood Park barn. Frankel said You would walk for two months, but probably would not run until next spring at Belmont Park.

"I wouldn't want to train her in the winter at Santa Anita over those off racetracks," Frankel said.

Meanwhile, Frankel said Arlington Million winner Beat Hollow would make his next start in the Breeders' Cup Mile on Oct. 26 at Arlington Park. Despite Beat Hollow's two wins at 10 furlongs in the Manhattan and Arlington Million, Frankel believes Beat Hollow would be more effective at a mile than at the 12-furlong distance of the $2 million Breeders' Cup Turf.

"I think he's a little too keen to go a mile and a half," Frankel said. "A mile and an eighth is his best distance, but at a mile he's going to be very good too. I never was comfortable with the mile and a half of the Breeders' Cup."

Frankel said he may point Sword Dancer and United Nations runner-up Denon to the Breeders' Cup Turf. He feels Denon would excel over a soft turf course and is banking on the Arlington turf to be soft by Oct. 26.

Frankel said Chieselling, winner of Saturday's Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes, would be pointed to the Grade 1 $500,000 Hollywood Derby on Dec. 1.