07/02/2012 2:17PM

Calder: Frolic's Revenge looks like class of Sweettrickydancer field


MIAMI – Not all girls take after their mothers. But that’s exactly what Frolic’s Revenge has done to this point in her career.

Frolic’s Revenge is by Stormy Frolic, who won four stakes, including the Tropical Park Oaks. Frolic’s Revenge is already a four-time stakes winner just halfway through her 3-year-old campaign and will be odds-on to get her fifth stakes victory when she goes postward the prohibitive favorite in Wednesday’s $55,000 Sweettrickydancer Stakes at Calder.

The Sweettrickydancer is carded at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, but even rain wouldn’t dampen the spirits of Frolic’s Revenge’s owner-trainer, Milt Wolfson – not after he watched the daughter of Vindication cruise to a 17-length victory over the main track in the Regal Gal Stakes on June 2. That performance followed on the heels of her game nose decision over Glamour N Glory in the Calder Oaks on the turf earlier in the meet.

“She’s been showing great form on turf, but it’s hard not to say she might be even better on dirt after winning by 17 lengths last time,” said Wolfson.

Frolic’s Revenge showed more promise as a juvenile than her mom did during her racing career, winning a pair of stakes, the Lindsay Frolic on dirt and the Ginger Brew on grass. She also competed against the best of her division at 2, finishing fourth in the Grade 1 Alcibiades and ninth after a wide trip in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies.

Frolic’s Revenge looked sharp in her final prep for the Sweettrickydancer, working a mile in 1:42 and change on June 27. She will break from post 8 on Wednesday.

“Obviously this looks like a pretty good spot for her,” said Wolfson. “I wasn’t happy that she got away from the rider and worked a lot faster than I like that close to the race, but he said she’s feeling so good he couldn’t hold her. She could also have a better post on Wednesday, but she’s got enough speed so it shouldn’t bother her. Naturally anything can happen, they still have to go out and run the race, but I’d be surprised if anything beats her.”

Frolic’s Revenge will face seven other 3-year-old fillies in the Sweettrickydancer, four of whom – Sinister Brew, Topazio, Conway Two Step, and Wild Kira – she soundly defeated in the Regal Gal. The remainder of the lineup comprises Boldly, Wicked Night, and Arabella’s Tune.

Sinister Brew bounced back from her third-place finish in the Regal Gal to easily defeat a field of $40,000 claiming rivals over a sloppy track just 10 days ago. Like Frolic’s Revenge, she is a stakes winner on the grass, having captured the John Franks Juvenile Fillies Turf here last fall.

Conway Two Step was also a stakes winner at 2, having won the Brave Raj in her juvenile finale, and should benefit from her effort in the Regal Gal. Conway Two Step has never raced on turf but is a half-sister to two grass winners.

Trip for A.J. changes barns

Frolic’s Revenge is also following in the footsteps of another Wolfson protégé, the older Trip for A.J. Wolfson won seven stakes races with Trip for A.J., a homebred daughter of Trippi owned by the late Peter Fuller. Trip for A.J. switched barns shortly after Fuller’s death this spring, and moved from Wolfson to the barn of trainer Humberto Toledo.

Trip for A.J., who finished sixth in her final start for Wolfson in the Sara’s Success Stakes on May 19, worked four furlongs in 52.80 seconds with Abigail Fuller aboard on Monday. Overall, Trip for A.J. won 10 races and earned over $600,000 under Wolfson’s care.

“I love that filly, she’s always been so game, but she’s never been easy to get to the races because she’s always had foot problems,” Wolfson said of Trip for A.J.