11/06/2008 1:00AM

All eyes on Frolic's Dream on Florida Million card


MIAMI - There may be more recognizable names on Saturday's $1.2 million Florida Million program at Calder than Frolic's Dream. But nobody in the eight statebred stakes races will be under closer scrutiny than the speedy 2-year-old filly when she goes off as the overwhelming favorite in the $150,000 Joe O'Farrell Juvenile Fillies Stakes.

Frolic's Dream has run the highest Beyer Speed Figure of any 2-year-old filly in the country and the second-highest of any 2-year-old of either gender, a 105 that she earned winning the 5 1/2-furlong Cassidy Stakes by 12 3/4 lengths at Calder on Oct. 18. The victory was the second in as many starts for the daughter of Smoke Glacken, who is trained by Marty Wolfson for the Dare to Dream Stable of Robert Murphy and Dr. Sandy Price-Murphy.

The question for handicappers is whether Frolic's Dream can stretch out to seven furlongs on only three weeks' rest and replicate the type of performance that vaulted her onto the national scene in the Cassidy.

"She came out of that last race well and had a beautiful breeze over the weekend," said Wolfson, who also trains You Luckie Mann, the only 2-year-old in North America with a higher Beyer Speed Figure than Frolic's Dream's. "Coming back in three weeks shouldn't be a problem because she's so relaxed and does things so easily," he said. "I don't know how far she'll go, but the more she relaxes, the farther it should carry her, and I think up to a mile should not be a problem."

The Joe O'Farrell offers a rematch of Frolic's Dream with the horse she beat to win her debut, Pink Gloss, a speedster in her own right who returned off that race to win her maiden by 7 1/4 lengths 18 days later. A daughter of Songandaprayer, Pink Gloss's Beyers have improved with every start, although like Frolic's Dream she has never raced beyond 5o1/2 furlongs.

"That other filly is awesome, and if she runs even close to her last race we're all running for second money," said Dave Vivian, who trains Pink Gloss. "I'm not sure how far my filly will go or how good she might be, but this will certainly be a good place to find out."

The Joe O'Farrell field also includes Aroma de Mujer and Trippi's Greatstar, both of whom should benefit from already having raced at seven furlongs and beyond.

Aroma de Mujer won the seven-furlong Susan's Girl division of the Florida Stallion Stakes, then was eliminated when stumbling right after the start of the 1 1/16-mile My Dear Girl.

Trippi's Greatstar rallied to finish third, a neck behind Aroma de Mujer, in the Susan's Girl before finishing second behind La Chica Sensual in the My Dear Girl.

The $150,000 Jack Price Juvenile, male counterpart to the O'Farrell, drew a strong field, too - despite the fact that local division leaders Big Drama and You Luckie Mann are passing the race.

Three Part Harmony, runner-up to Big Drama in the final two legs of the open division of the Stallion Stakes, figures to be the favorite in a field that includes top contenders Bidham, Salo Jak, Sayers, March Twelfth, and Midwest invader Big Push.

The $200,000 Elmer Heubeck Distaff Handicap attracted an evenly matched field of eight fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles over the main track. Annabill, the highweight at 121 pounds, is defending the title she won last fall with a game half-length decision over Bayou's Lassie.

The Heubeck also lured a couple of dangerous invaders, Peach Flambe from trainer Mark Hennig's barn and the California-based Christmas Ship. Edgar Prado will ride Peach Flambe, who finished a third behind Annabill in the 2007 Heubeck.

The Jack Dudley Sprint Handicap sends local sprint kingpin Yesbyjimminy against the onetime Grade 1-caliber Like Now, who ships into Calder off a career-best performance at Belmont Park. Like Now, who had been trained in New York by Bill Badgett Jr. but currently resides locally with Wesley Ward, earned a 109 Beyer Figure winning a high-priced optional claiming race going a mile in the slop on Sept.o28.

Yesbyjimminy has won his last four starts, including a pair of stakes, although he has not started since outgaming Machismo to win the Whippleton, an overnight stakes on Sept. 7.

Two turf stakes for 2-year-olds, the $100,000 John Franks Juvenile Fillies and the $100,000 Arthur Appleton Juvenile Turf, round out the day's stakes lineup.