10/05/2005 12:00AM

D'Wildcat Speed to be sold


MIAMI - Trainer Bill White had planned on running his graded stakes winner D'Wildcat Speed in Sunday's Grade 1 Spinster at Keeneland and then sending her through the Keeneland November sale. But those plans changed abruptly earlier this week with the news that D'Wildcat Speed's racing career is likely over.

"Some of her old aches and pains flared up again, so right now it appears she'll just go directly into the sale," White said during training hours on Wednesday.

D'Wildcat Speed returned from one of her several injury-induced layoffs to finish second behind Pampered Princess in an overnight stakes on Sept. 10. The outing was her first since capturing the Grade 2 Rampart Handicap at Gulfstream Park six months earlier.

"She was the real deal, but because of all her nagging problems nobody will ever realize how good she was," White said. "The only time she really got to prove it was when she won the Rampart."

If retired, D'Wildcat Speed would end her career with a record of 16 victories from 21 starts and earnings of over $525,000. She was a multiple Group 1 winner in Puerto Rico at 3 and was also stakes placed in the Grade 2 Shirley Jones Handicap earlier this season.

While D'Wildcat Speed must pass the Spinster, Pampered Princess remained on schedule to make the trip to Kentucky to participate in the first Grade 1 race of her career.

"She's doing well and loves the cooler weather, and I'm told the temperatures are supposed to be in the 40's or 50's in Kentucky on Sunday," said Marty Wolfson, who trains Pampered Princes for Martin Cherry. "I also thought for a Grade 1 the race might not come up too tough with all the better fillies and mares in the division having run last weekend in the Beldame."

Leading jockey Eddie Castro, Pampered Princess's regular rider for the past year, will make the trip to Keeneland to ride her again in the Spinster.

Californian to invade My Dear Girl

Trainer Chris Paasch said he will bring his promising 2-year-old filly Mystery Girl to Calder for the $400,000 My Dear Girl Stakes on Oct. 15 rather than run her Friday in Keeneland's $400,000 Alcibiades Stakes.

Mystery Girl, ranked sixth on the Watchmaker Watch among juvenile fillies, is coming off a second-place finish behind Wild Fit in the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante. She may vie for favoritism in the 1 1/16-mile My Dear Girl with Running Lass, who is seeking to sweep the filly division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

"We've been leaning towards coming to Florida all along because it's an easier spot than the Alcibiades," said Paasch. "The only drawback is that it's a little closer to the Breeders' Cup, only two weeks out, but the fact it would be an easier race for her outweighs the extra days she'd have before the Breeders' Cup by going to Keeneland."

Mystery Girl will join her stablemate Conveyor's Angel on the flight to south Florida. Conveyor's Angel, who began her career at Calder before being sold privately to Paasch as a 2-year-old, will compete in the $200,000 Calder Oaks. Jockey Jon Court is expected to ride both fillies.

Sebastian Light in good spot

Sebastian Light tops a field of eight older horses entered for Friday's main event, a $28,000 optional claiming race to be run at 1 1/16 miles.

Sebastian Light is coming off a second-place finish under similar conditions 18 days earlier and should get a nice trip off the expected pace of Hurricane Mia.

Other leading contenders include the late-running Behind Enemy Lines, the one-time graded stakes performer Uncivil, and Thunder Mab. Also in the field are Hopefortheroses, Kee Kaw and Mr. Willie Joe.