10/02/2004 12:00AM

Caller One works, nearing a race


MIAMI - Caller One, whose only start during the last 28 months came in the two-furlong Rocket Man Stakes here July 10, continued his comeback by working five furlongs in 1:03.20 on Saturday.

Caller One went to the sidelines with over $2 million in earnings after suffering a fractured sesamoid during the spring of 2002. He finished a troubled third when finally making it back to the races in the Rocket Man, and has been in training here ever since with Laura Posada.

"He lost some time due to a lung infection," said Posada, who was aboard Caller One as usual for Saturday's work. "He worked well this morning. He was against the bit the whole way. I haven't really asked him for anything during his works."

Posada said Caller One is probably one work away from returning to the races, but that she plans to pick her spot carefully.

"We'll wait until something comes along at five-and-a-half or six furlongs, said Posada. "There have been some overnight handicaps at six-and-a-half and seven furlongs, but right now we want to go shorter with him. Even when he was at his best, seven-eighths was about as far as he went. There's nothing in the book at the moment, but we'll just sit chilly and wait for the right race to come along."

Indiana Oaks too tough for Adobe Girl

Adobe Gold, leader of the local 3-year-old filly division, got a class check Friday night, finishing fourth behind Daydreaming, Capeside Lady, and Stellar Jayne in the Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks at Hoosier Park.

Asked if Adobe Gold had any excuse in the race, trainer Marty Wolfson said, "McGaughey, Pletcher, and Lukas," referring to Shug McGaughey, Todd Pletcher, and

D. Wayne Lukas, the trainers of the first three finishers of the Grade 3 Oaks.

Wolfson said Adobe Gold will make her next start in the Grade 3 Calder Oaks on turf Oct. 23.

Wolfson's older turf star Stay Forever, will breeze Monday morning before departing shortly after for Keeneland, where she'll run in Sunday's Grade 2 WinStar Galaxy Stakes.

Stay Forever, a 7-year-old mare, won the Grade 3 Mint Julep Handicap at Churchill Downs and finished second behind Wonder Again in the Grade 2 New York Handicap in her last two starts.

* Lady in Pink scored her third straight lopsided victory in Saturday's fifth race, winning by 8 3/4 lengths under entry-level allowance conditions. A 2-year-old daughter of Double Honor, she had won her previous two starts in claiming company by 17 and 10 1/2 lengths.