06/28/2007 11:00PM

Famous Frolic, Kristali meet again


MIAMI - While sprint racing will be the focus on next Saturday's Summit of Speed card, south Florida's long-distance runners take the stage in Sunday's $50,000 Arthur L. Stakes, to be run at 1o1/2 miles on the turf, weather permitting.

The Arthur L. will feature a rematch between Famous Frolic and Kristali, who finished first and third, just a neck apart, going the same distance over the main track in the New York New York Stakes three weeks earlier.

Famous Frolic rallied along the rail to post a nose decision over Mean Kisser with Kristali coming out on the short end of the three-horse photo in the New York New York. The win was the first this year for Famous Frolic, who became eligible for the New York New York when entered for a $25,000 tag.

Fortunately for trainer Milt Wolfson, there were no takers that day, which allows him to wheel the homebred son of Charismatic right back at the same distance in the Arthur L. The switch to grass should prove no obstacle for Famous Frolic, who has already won two turf races this year.

Kristali may have been best in the New York New York considering all the ground he lost when hung wide around all three turns that afternoon. A steadily improving son of Kris S., Kristali also is no stranger to grass, having a win and two thirds from nine starts over the surface.

The Arthur L. drew a field of 10 older horses, including the up-and-coming Delosvientos, veteran Joey Blueeyes, and turf specialist Tissy Fit.

Delosvientos has started just four times but is coming off two wire-to-wire wins on the main track, and he figures to control the pace as far as he goes on Saturday.

Joey Blueeyes is also at his best on the front end, but is capable of running from off the pace. That was the case when he finished second behind the multiple stakes winner Lord Robyn over the turf here last fall. Joey Blueeyes also owns a victory at the distance, in a second-level allowance race going 12 furlongs in 2004.

Tissy Fit defeated both Joey Blueeyes and Famous Frolic under optional claiming conditions over the local turf course in November, but his form appears to have tailed off since his last-to-first win in a $50,000 claiming race at Gulfstream Park on March 3.

Sheets sharpens up for Azalea

Sheets worked a bullet half-mile in 46.40 seconds at Churchill Downs on Friday in preparation for Saturday's $300,000 Azalea Stakes. Robby Albarado, who will ride Sheets for the first time in the Grade 3 Azalea, was aboard for the drill.

Racing secretary Mike Anifantis is expecting a big field for the Azalea, one of four graded stakes on the Julyo7 Summit of Speed card.

Racing Wednesday, Monday dark

The Fourth of July holiday will affect both the racing and entry schedule at Calder this week.

Due to the holiday, there will be racing here Wednesday, usually a dark day, and there will be no live racing on Monday. Tuesday will remain dark as usual.

Anifantis also adjusted his entry schedule for the week. Wednesday's 13-race holiday card was drawn on Friday. Entries for Thursday's program were to be taken Saturday, and Friday's twilight card closes Sunday. Entries for next Saturday's $2 million Summit of Speed, which normally would have been taken Monday, will be drawn on Wednesday.