09/29/2004 11:00PM

Distance the main hurdle for Cin Cin


MIAMI - Cin Cin moved to the head of the local 2-year-old division with his easy victory in the Affirmed Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes. And on paper, Cin Cin looks nearly invincible in Saturday's $100,000 Foolish Pleasure Stakes at Calder.

But even Cin Cin's trainer, Bill White, who will also send out D'court's Speed and Do Run Run in the mile and 70-yard Foolish Pleasure, cautions against conceding Cin Cin the victory just yet.

"Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if any of the three horses I have in the race wins it," said White. "Cin Cin has been training pretty handy, but he's not an automatic because he hasn't been two turns yet. It's a whole different animal when you ask a 2-year-old to go two turns for the first time, although I'm pretty confident he'll handle it."

has won his last two starts, including the Affirmed. Both were at seven furlongs, and he won them drawing off through the stretch like a horse who wants more distance. White had originally planned on passing the Foolish Pleasure to await the $400,000 In Reality Stakes on Oct. 23, but decided his colt was doing too well to pass this spot.

"He's training extremely well, and after talking things over with the owner we decided to take our best shot in this race and then prepare him for the In Reality," said White.

Unlike Cin Cin, both D'court's Speed and Do Run Run have already been two turns, finishing second and fourth behind Cherokee Chase in the Seacliff Stakes on Sept. 6. D'court's Speed forced the pace over a speed-favoring strip but proved no match for the winner while making just the second start of his career. He will be equipped with blinkers for the first time in the Foolish Pleasure.

Do Run Run was taken up into the far turn and could not recover in the Seacliff, finishing 1 3/4 lengths behind D'court's Speed. He, too, will add blinkers on Saturday.

Each of the three White entrants in the Foolish Pleasure will run as a separate betting interest.

The two horses who could spoil the party for the White trio are Lucky Frolic and Dance to Remember.

Lucky Frolic, a son of Carson City, will attempt to stretch his speed beyond five furlongs for the first time in his career. A half-brother to the graded stakes winner Super Frolic, Lucky Frolic posted a Beyer Speed Figure of 82 winning his maiden going 4 1/2 furlongs on Aug. 21 before finishing fourth as the 3-5 favorite after an eventful start in the Fasig-Tipton Dash.

Dance to Remember is a full brother to Blazing Sword, a multiple graded stakes winner of over $1 million who won the first two legs of the 1996 Florida Stallion Stakes. Dance to Remember was an impressive maiden winner going a mile on Sept. 11.

The Foolish Pleasure shares top billing on Saturday's program with its filly counterpart, the $100,000 Brave Raj Stakes. A field of seven juvenile fillies was entered for the Brave Raj, led by Dansetta Light, upset winner of the Lindsay Frolic Stakes on Sep. 6.

Frosty Royalty, beaten a neck in the Lindsay Frolic after breaking slowly, and Miss Croft, a winner of her last three starts including an entry-level allowance race going one mile, head the opposition. Also entered are Sunny Isles Beauty, Deepinnegotiations, Gem Lea, and Leona's Knight.