10/14/2001 11:00PM

Another graded stakes win for Frankel


ELMONT, N.Y. - Heads Will Roll gave Bobby Frankel another graded stakes victory while Love N' Kiss S. remained perfect at Belmont Park on Sunday as the pair of 3-year-old fillies won split divisions of the Grade 3 Pebbles Handicap.

Making her first start in five months, Heads Will Roll rallied from fifth to win the $110,100 first division by one length over the late-running New Economy. Salty You finished third. Stylish, who finished fourth, was disqualified and placed fifth for interfering with Fiddle and causing that filly to steady entering the clubhouse turn.

Edgar Prado rode Heads Will Roll, who covered nine furlongs in 1:47.75 and returned $6.30 as the favorite.

It was the first win for Heads Will Roll, owned by John and Jerome Amerman, since coming to Frankel from France earlier this year. In three prior races for Frankel, Heads Will Roll had two seconds and a third. A combination of injury and races being taken off the turf kept Heads Will Roll away from the races since May 12.

"`To be honest, I didn't think she was fit enough, but she's a hard-trying filly," said Frankel, who has won 30 graded stakes this year. "I had her in a race at Monmouth before she went up to Saratoga and she was favored in a stakes there, but she flipped out on the van and got all cut and everything. I had to sew her up and get everything back to normal with her."

In the second division, worth $110,600, Love n' Kiss S. received a perfect stalking trip under Jose Santos and won by a head over the late-running Calista. It was a nose back to pace-setting Shooting Party. The Frankel-trained Autumn Rhythm finished seventh.

It was the third win in as many starts at Belmont for Love N' Kiss S., owned by Lael Stables and trained by Christophe Clement. She covered nine furlongs in 1:47.50 and returned $12.50 to win.

"I was getting very jealous. I could not let Bobby Frankel win everything," Clement said. "``She broke very well and Santos was just sitting patiently."

The added good news for Clement is that Calista, who made her U.S. debut Sunday, is expected to remain in this country and transfer to his barn. She was trained by Jonathan Pease in France.