06/03/2011 3:35PM

Calder: Queen Drama the latest in a fast family


MIAMI – First there was Big Drama, then came Little Drama, and now say hello to the newest member of the family, Queen Drama, a 2-year-old filly who, like her older siblings, is a homebred out of Harold Queen’s prolific broodmare Riveting Drama.

Queen Drama is a full sister to Little Drama by Burning Roma and a half-sister to the Eclipse Award-winning Big Drama. Like her older brothers, Queen Drama is currently in training with David Fawkes. She has had two local works since leaving her owner’s farm in Ocala, the latest an easy half-mile in 50 seconds and change here over the past weekend.

“She’s a really nice filly,” Fawkes said. “Even though she’s a full to Little Drama, she’s more like Big Drama, and I think she could turn out to be every bit as good as her brothers. I really like her a lot.”

Fawkes said Queen Drama is not far away from a race.

“She’s close and as soon as I think she’s ready, she’ll run,” Fawkes said. “We’ll keep her here for the summer and point her for the Stallion Stakes – just like we did with her brothers when they were 2.”

Little Drama is with Fawkes’s New York contingent and preparing for his next start, which is expected to come in Charles Town’s Red Legend Stakes. Little Drama is coming off arguably the best effort of his career, a game half-length decision over Little Currier in Parx’s seven-furlong Philmont Stakes. Little Drama also won the Frank Gomez Memorial by nine lengths here at 2.

Big Drama, the reigning Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion, remains on Queen’s farm but may not be long in returning to the racetrack, according to Fawkes. Big Drama has not started since establishing a course record winning Gulfstream Park’s Grade 3 Mr. Prospector five months earlier.

Royal Promise eyes Florida Stallion Stakes

Like Fawkes, trainer Ron Spatz also is looking ahead to the Florida Stallion Stakes with his juvenile Royal Promise, who registered an impressive victory when launching her career May 15. Royal Promise, a daughter of Congrats, is owned by Elmer Parker Jr.

“She’s a nice filly, but she was a little tired coming out of her first race, so I’ve backed off on her for the time being,” Spatz said. “The Stallion Series is out main objective right now, and perhaps we’ll be able to find one race for her to use as a prep somewhere along the line.”

The Stallion Series kicks off with the $75,000 Desert Vixen for fillies and the $75,000 Dr. Fager for colts and geldings on Aug 6.

◗ Sweet Repent, who returned from a 10-month vacation to register a two-length upset of the odds-on Amazing under allowance conditions earlier in the meet, worked five furlongs in 1:02.60 on Friday. Sweet Repent won four consecutive stakes, including the Grade 3 Stage Door Betty and rich Sunshine Millions Distaff, during a four-month span from September 2009 through January 2010 for trainer David Braddy.

◗ Chiseled Light won for the second time in less than a week when drawing off to an easy conditioned claiming victory in Friday’s fourth race. Chiseled Light had won her maiden just six days earlier for trainer Daniel Harvey. Chiseled Light was ridden on both occasion by 10-pound apprentice Jose Vizcuna.