03/16/2006 12:00AM

Frankel also prominent in undercard

Wild Storm, winning her turf debut in a third-level allowance Jan. 19 at Santa Anita, will run in Saturday's Flower Girl Handicap.

ARCADIA, Calif. - In addition to sending out Racketeer in the San Felipe Stakes, trainer Bobby Frankel will try to win the two supporting stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita. He has the well-regarded To Sender in the Pasadena Stakes for 3-year-olds and Chilean import Wild Storm in the Flower Girl Handicap for older fillies and mares. Both the Pasadena, at one mile, and the Flower Girl, at 6 1/2 furlongs, are scheduled for the turf course and carry purses of $80,000-added.

To Sender, who raced twice last year in Great Britain, was a stylish winner in his first U.S. start, against a first-level allowance field on Jan. 22. He closed furiously in the downhill turf sprint, rallying from eighth to first in the final quarter-mile.

"All of a sudden, he just took off," Frankel said. "I like this horse. He's a nice horse."

Six others are entered against To Sender, including Point of Impact, who had been under consideration for the San Felipe until Wednesday. Point of Impact is only expected to start if rain forces the Pasadena to be moved to the main track.

To Sender's main rival could be European import Stratham, who won the Pinjara Stakes at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting on Oct. 30 in his lone start in this country.

"He was going to run in the Generous, but there was no turf racing at Hollywood Park," said Tim Yakteen, who trains Stratham. "He was going to run in the Hill Rise, but it came off the turf. And he was going to run in a nonwinners-of-two allowance, but it didn't go. It's been unfortunate. But he's doing super."

Wild Storm ended a seven-race losing streak when she made her first start on the downhill turf course on Jan. 19, defeating a third-level allowance field.

Her rivals in the Flower Girl include Heavenly Humor, who has never raced on turf and appears to be entered in case the race moves to the main track. She was fifth in the Grade 1 Santa Maria Handicap last time out. Starkay could not handle course specialist Cambiocorsa in her last start, but before that she won three straight.

Hollywood turf gets thumbs up

Trainer Neil Drysdale called Hollywood Park's newly installed turf course "excellent" after two of his runners, Macduff and Red Fort, breezed a half-mile over the course on Thursday morning. The course was resodded over the winter after a previous resodding effort did not produce satisfactory results, causing turf racing to be canceled at the fall meeting. The upcoming Hollywood Park meeting begins April 26.

"It had good bounce to it," Drysdale said. "There were no divots. Both riders" - referring to exercise riders Debra Biggs and Marcelino Olguin - "said it felt like a good-to-firm course."

Stakes next for Heavenly Ransom

Heavenly Ransom won for the fourth time in five starts when she beat a third-level allowance field on Wednesday and will make her next start against stakes competition, according to trainer Ray Bell.

Bell, however, has yet to decide whether Heavenly Ransom will race once more at this meet or wait until Hollywood Park. Heavenly Ransom, 4, has three wins in four tries on Santa Anita's turf course and had a brutal trip in her lone loss.

Heavenly Ransom showed a new dimension on Wednesday, when she set or forced the pace the whole way in the one-mile grass race.

"We know she's got speed if you want to use it," Bell said. "I like that she ran the last quarter in less than 24 seconds, which is good time. She's a lovely filly. Hopefully we can win a graded stakes with her at some point."

Harris penalized for alkalizing agents

A horse trained by Andrew Harris tested positive for a high level of alkalizing agents, commonly known as a milkshake, last month at Golden Gate Fields, and his horses must run out of a detention barn through April 9, the California Horse Racing Board announced. Harris primarily races in Southern California. His Golden Gate runner, Good and Tough Boy, finished last in the sixth race on Feb. 18.

* High Limit, the beaten favorite in the Santa Anita Handicap, is "going to get some time off because he's got an ankle that got a little puffy," Frankel said. "We'll have him ready for the summertime at Belmont."

* Jockey Javier Santiago, who was 9 for 89 at the meet, has returned to Puerto Rico.

* Buzzards Bay, who won last year's Santa Anita Derby and most recently captured last month's All American Handicap at Golden Gate, breezed five furlongs in 59.80 seconds on Thursday morning at Hollywood Park for trainer Ron Ellis. He is expected to make his next start in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup on April 1.