05/30/2003 11:00PM

'Ivana' at home for next


MIAMI - Ivanavinalot, after a couple of frustrating, unlucky road trips, will remain home for her next start, which is expected to come in the $100,000 Office Queen Stakes on June 14. The Office Queen is carded at 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-old fillies.

Ivanavinalot has been soundly defeated in her last two starts, the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico on May 16 and the Grade 1 Ashland at Keeneland in April.

"I haven't lost any faith in her," said her trainer, Kathleen O'Connell. "Things just haven't gone well for her lately. She was never comfortable over the sloppy track at Pimlico."

In the Ashland, Ivanavinalot got slammed immediately after the start, was forced to race wide thereafter, and was never a factor.

Ivanavinalot, who won the final two legs of the filly division of the 2002 Florida Stallion Stakes, scored the most important victory of her career in March when she won Gulfstream's Grade 2 Bonnie Miss Stakes.

She worked a mile in 1:44.60 at Calder on Friday morning.

"I'm glad we're going to get to stay home for the next one," said O'Connell.

Three tied in trainer standings

Bill White, who has captured the last six Calder training titles, finds himself in a battle to retain the crown after the first month of the 2003 meet. Heading into Saturday's card, White was in a three-way dead heat for the lead with Eddie Plesa Jr. and Henry Collazo. Manny Tortora and Tim Ritvo round out the top five.

Collazo has been the biggest surprise. A former assistant to veteran horseman Stephen A. DiMauro, Collazo, 51, first earned notoriety when he saddled Carey's Gold to win the Dr. Fager and Affirmed divisions of the Stallion Stakes in 2001. He also won the Desert Vixen last summer with Fortunate Card.

Lord Abounding works for Ponche

Lord Abounding worked five furlongs in 1:02.40 on Saturday morning. Claimed for $150,000 during the Gulfstream meeting, Lord Abounding was beaten just three lengths by Aldebaran after setting the pace to midstretch in the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Handicap on Kentucky Derby Day.

Lord Abounding is expected to be favored when he makes his local debut in Saturday's $75,000 Ponche Handicap.

* Supah Blitz was back on the work tab for the first time since finishing 13th in the Kentucky Derby, breezing a half-mile in 49.40 seconds here Saturday. Trainer Manny Tortora sent Supah Blitz to the farm for a well-deserved rest after the Derby.