08/16/2002 11:00PM

Company B catches a break


MIAMI - Trainer Bill Cesare announced this week that Cellars Shiraz will make her next start in the Grade 3 Pucker Up Stakes at Arlington Park on Sept. 14. The decision comes as significant news for the rest of the local 3-year-old-filly turf division, eight of whom will start in Monday's $40,0000 Faneuil Hall Stakes.

Cellars Shiraz has dominated her division in south Florida all year, with her latest victory an easy 1 1/2-length decision over Company B in the Convenience Stakes on Aug. 3. But with Cellars Shiraz heading to Chicago, Company B looks like the one to beat in the 1 1/16-mile Faneuil Hall.

Company B had won her previous two starts on turf before facing Cellars Shiraz in the Convenience. She gave Cellars Shiraz, the odds-on favorite, a run for her money around the turn and into the stretch before being outclassed in the final furlong.

Jade Butterfly has never run on the turf but could prove an upset threat in the Faneuil Hall off her impeccable grass breeding. She is by Jade Hunter out of Cruella, which makes her a full sister to the stakes winner Diazo and a half-sister to three other turf winners.

Trainer Bill White attempted to put Jade Butterfly on turf for the first time two weeks ago, only to have the race washed off the grass and switched to a sloppy main track. That did not deter the 3-year-old Jade Butterfly from handling entry-level allowance company by nearly 10 lengths with a gate-to-wire performance.

Cagey Move, who changed tactics to finish a late-running third in the Convenience, and Redoubled Miss, fifth while making her grass debut in the same race, head the rest of the opposition. which also includes Tasso Run, Sailingforpennies, Pharmstar, and Go Helen Go.

* Jockey Austin Saunders suffered a broken rib, a punctured lung, and a collapsed lung when he was stepped on several times by a track pony after being unseated from his mount Baby Shane before Friday's eighth race. Saunders, 56, has had only three mounts at the meet.

* Super Frolic outgamed The Name's Bond and Mickey's Magic to win Saturday's seventh race for his second victory in as many starts. The three juveniles disputed the pace from gate to wire in the 6 1/2-furlong entry-level allowance, with Super Frolic coming back again from between horses to beat The Name's Bond by a head, with Mickey's magic a head back in third.