09/19/2005 11:00PM

All eyes on Aclassysassylassy

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Skip Smith
Aclassysassylassy will make her second '05 start in the Judy's Red Shoes.

MIAMI - Hurricane Rita won't affect live racing at Calder this week but it did have an impact on training, as track officials closed both the main and training tracks on Tuesday morning. They also canceled Tuesday's simulcast card because of the storm.

Calder suffered significant damage and canceled one live racing program last month because of Hurricane Katrina.

As a result of the impending storm, Monday's work tab was larger than usual with significant activity on the turf course. Most notable among those training on the grass was Aclassysassylassy, the premier 2-year-old filly on the grounds here last year who has just one start as a 3-year-old.

Aclassysassylassy breezed six furlongs in 1:13.60 Monday in her final prep for Saturday's $75,000 Judy's Red Shoes Stakes. The 1 1/16-mile Judy's Red Shoes is one of four stakes on Saturday's 13-race Festival of the Sun Preview card.

Aclassysassylassy, who swept all three legs of the filly division of the 2004 Florida Stallion Stakes, finished a game second in her only previous turf appearance, in the Georgia Debutante, which came in her 2004 season finale.

The Judy's Red Shoes drew a field of 10 fillies and mares, and along with Aclassysassylassy it will also include Dansetta Light, Flying Circle, Ragtime Hope, Darluna, and Fast Lisa.

Ragtime Hope breezed over the turf on Monday, blowing out three furlongs in 35.80 seconds for trainer David Fawkes.

Two prospective starters for Saturday's $75,000 Needles Stakes also turned in sharp works on the grass here Monday. Dream On Dream On went a half-mile in 46.60, while Magic Speed blistered five furlongs in 58.40 after going his opening half-mile in 45.40. A full field of 12 3-year-olds was entered for the 1 1/16-mile Needles, including Hole in the Head, who had his final prep on Monday morning, working five furlongs in 1:01.60 over the main track.

Other Festival of the Sun review workers on Monday include Tizzys No Saint (half-mile in 49.80) for the $150,000 Foolish Pleasure Breeders' Cup Stakes, and Siren Cove (half-mile in 49.60) and Lake Alice (half-mile in 49) for the $150,000 Brave Raj Stakes.

Blazing Rate is likely to go off a slight favorite over the red-hot Rehoboth and graded stakes-placed R Loyal Man in the mile and 70-yard Foolish Pleasure, for 2-year-olds. Blazing Rate finished second behind local division leader In Summation in the seven-furlong Affirmed Stakes this month.

Siren Cove might be a tepid favorite in a field of 10 juvenile fillies entered for the mile and 70-yard Brave Raj. Heading the opposition are Mia's Reflection, a half-sister to the multiple Grade 1 winner Hal's Hope, Prospect of Love, and the undefeated Frolicing.

Two juvenile stakes postponed

Racing secretary Bob Umphrey was forced to postpone two of the six scheduled stakes for Saturday's card, the $50,000 Eclipse Farm Juvenile and $50,000 Eclipse Farm Juvenile Fillies, because of a lack of betting interests. The majority of the horses entered in both races run for Eclipse Farm owner and race sponsor Rolando Rodriguez, and thus would have had to been coupled in the wagering.

Umphrey said he would card the two races as non-betting events later in the meet.

Cruz rides 1,000th winner in U.S.

Jockey Manoel Cruz gained his 1,000th victory in the United States on Saturday, winning the finale aboard George's Dance. The 2003 Calder riding champion and current runner-up in the standings behind Eddie Castro, Cruz also won more than 1,200 races and several riding championships in his native Brazil before coming to this country in 2002.

* Sunday also marked a milestone in the career of the 4-year-old Accomplish, who finally won his maiden in his 36th career start. A son of Victory Speed, Accomplish had finished in the money on 15 previous occasions and had earned more than $22,000 for owner Anne Marie Lagrosa. He is trained by Reed Combest.

* Gulfstream Park stall applications for the 2006 meet are due on Oct. 12, according to racing secretary Dave Bailey. The meet runs from Jan. 4 through April 23.