12/04/2001 12:00AM

Beware: Prado on, hot work, It All Adds Up


JAMAICA, N.Y. - Winter unofficially began this week with the opening of Aqueduct's inner-dirt track, but Thursday's card is fairly strong by December standards and contains several interesting races.

Foremost among them is the eighth, a second-level allowance at 1 1/16 miles that drew seven fillies and mares, headed by It All Adds Up.

It All Adds Up showed considerable potential here in February when she won back-to-back routes on the inner track with speed to spare. She then came out of a third-place finish in the Grade 3 Comely with a stress fracture of her shin and was sidelined for six months before returning with an even effort for third in a sprint at Belmont.

"I think she can be a little bit more than an allowance horse," trainer John Kimmel said recently.

It All Adds Up, whose five workouts since her comeback race include a sharp five furlongs in 1:00 last Thursday, drew the rail and gets a rider switch to Edgar Prado.

The main threat is Mila, a $300,000 Unbridled filly who steps up after a nose victory in a preliminary allowance mile at 6-5. Mila graduated from the maiden ranks going two turns in the slop at Fair Grounds, and she stretches out again in her third start back from a layoff. Mila has some stretch punch, which could be enhanced if Sweep Dreams and Getluckysometime hook up in a struggle for the early lead.

Also entered are Favorite Ending, Queen Candace, and Bayou Blues.

The third race is an allowance sprint for 2-year-old fillies, and the five entrants raced at five different tracks in their most recent starts - four of them in stakes.

Al Max Diner, who wired the $100,000 Holly at The Meadowlands at 6-5 in her last start, breaks from the outside and figures to be favored in this short field. Trained by Ben Perkins Jr., Al Max Diner's only finish worse than second came in the Spinaway, when she chased the freakishly fast Cashier's Dream to the stretch.

On the rail is Nice Boots Baby, who won her debut at Laurel by nearly 11 lengths. Nice Boots Baby brings Mario Pino along for the ride, and she is first-time Lasix for trainer Anthony Dutrow, who wins with 37 percent of his second-time starters.

Also in the field are Vesta, sixth in the Valley Stream last out; Suffolk Downs shipper Mrscoppolaskitchen; and Short Note, stakes-placed in the Blue Hen and Polly Drummond at Delaware Park earlier this fall.

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