ALBANY -- The hard-hitting veterans Siren Lure and Bold Chieftain will be looking to gain millionaire status Saturday when they compete in the $300,000 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields.

A Grade 2 event run on the Lakeside Turf Course, the San Francisco Mile is Northern California's richest and highest-rated race. Heading the list of recent winners of the SF Mile is Singletary, who captured the feature in 2004 and went on to win the Grade 1 $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Mile at Lone Star Park.

A victory in Saturday's SF Mile is worth $180,000. Siren Lure, an 8-year-old gelding who has won 15 of his 35 career starts, enters the race with $982,244 in earnings. Bold Chieftain, a 6-year-old horse who has claimed victory in 11 of his 25 lifetime starts, goes into the SF Mile with $840,411 in earnings.

While Bold Chieftain needs to win Saturday to reach the $1 million mark in earnings, Siren Lure need only finish fourth or better as second-place is worth $60,000, third-place $36,000 and fourth $18,000.

Siren Lure is trained by Steve Sherman and owned in partnership by Stuart Kesselman and Tony and Marilyn Melkonian. Steve took over the training of Siren Lure last fall for his father, trainer Art Sherman, who is based in Southern California.

Art Sherman, on behalf of Kesselman and the Melkonians, claimed Siren Lure for $50,000 in May 2005. The return on investment has been outstanding as Siren Lure has earned $881,809 in 26 starts for the ownership group, which has seen the gelding win 11 races, including nine stakes. Siren Lure has won three graded stakes for the partners, including the Grade 1 Triple Bend Handicap at Hollywood Park in 2006.

Bold Chieftain is trained by William J. Morey, Jr., who owns and bred the horse in partnership with Ernest Langbein, Kenneth Robinson and Dwaine Hall. A California-bred son of Chief Seattle, Bold Chieftain has won eight stakes, including the $250,000 California Cup Classic at Santa Anita in 2007.

Bold Chieftain took Morey and Co. to the Breeders' Cup last fall when he competed in the $2 million Mile at Santa Anita. Bold Chieftain finished eighth in the Mile but was beaten less than six lengths by the brilliant winner Goldikova.

Siren Lure will be ridden in the SF Mile by Chad Schvaneveldt. Bold Chieftain will have the services of Roberto Gonzalez.

Entries for the SF Mile, which attracted 22 nominees, will be taken Wednesday.

POST TIME CHANGE -- Beginning Wednesday, post time at Golden Gate Fields will be 1:15 p.m. Wednesday is opening day of the 2009 Hollywood Park spring/summer meeting and post time at Hollywood is 1 p.m.