11/12/2001 12:00AM

Hollywood: Heads Will Roll impresses


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Heads Will Roll and Alex Solis had trainer Bobby Frankel worried in midstretch of the $100,000 Matiara Stakes at Hollywood Park. Live Your Dreams was looking strong on the lead, and Frankel wasn't sure that Heads Will Roll was going to be able to catch her.

"I didn't think she'd get her at the eighth pole," Frankel said.

In the final sixteenth, Heads Will Roll caught Live Your Dreams and won by a half-length for her second consecutive stakes win, finishing 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.75.

Heads Will Roll won a division of the Grade 3 Pebbles Handicap at Belmont Park in mid-October, her first stakes win in the United States.

"I didn't know how good that last race was in New York compared to these fillies, but she ran well," Frankel said of Heads Will Roll's Matiara win.

Live Your Dreams, who was second in the Grade 2 Honeymoon Handicap here last July, finished second, two lengths in front of the Frankel-trained Waki Music, who led by as many as eight lengths on the backstretch. Gabriellina Giof finished fourth, followed by Alinga, Thewholebag, and Walts Wharf.

Heads Will Roll's victory gave Frankel his 800th winner at Hollywood Park. He trails Charlie Whittingham on the all-time list by 59.