07/20/2007 11:00PM

Cat Can Do rallies in slop


MIAMI - Cat Can Do once again showed her fondness for a wet racetrack, slipping through along the rail for a three-length victory over pacesetter Mia's Reflection in Saturday's $90,000 Nancy's Glitter Stakes at Calder. The win was the fourth of five on the card for the meet's leading rider, Elvis Trujillo.

Two torrential downpours, the second of which delayed the start of the 10th race for nearly 30 minutes, switched the track from fast to sloppy midway through the card. The nasty weather played right into the hands of Cat Can Do, who has now won three of her four starts on dirt tracks rated anything other than fast.

Mia's Reflection, who won the Ms Brookski Stakes in the slop via the disqualification of Running Lass after rallying from far back, surprisingly sprinted right to the lead in the 1 1/16-mile Nancy's Glitter. Cat Can Do rated within easy striking distance of the leader, commenced her bid along the inside on the final turn, found ample room to slip inside Mia's Reflection while challenging in early stretch, and won going away.

Mia's Reflection held safe Gadolinium to finish second. Casa Mimaty, the 6-5 favorite despite taking on older horses for the first time, tired badly and finished a well beaten sixth after chasing the early pace.

Cat Can Do covered the distance in 1:46.70 and returned $13. She is trained by Ralph Ziadie for owner-breeders Lucille Geranis.

* Before the storms struck, Marista set all the pace, then clung tenaciously to a short advantage through the stretch to post a game neck decision over Sweet Exchange in the $50,000 Noble Robyn Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on the turf.

Marista was ridden to victory by jockey Laurie Gulas, who won her first race in 2007 aboard the daughter of Stack. The homebred is trained by Larry Bates for owner Victor Kresic.

Marista ($13.80) ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.83 over firm turf.