10/14/2002 11:00PM

Ivanavinalot pre-entered for BC Juvenile Fillies


MIAMI - Trainer Kathleen O'Connell confirmed Tuesday that owner-breeder Gil Campbell has put up $10,000 to pre-enter Ivanavinalot for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. A decision on whether to ship and run the filly may not be made until as late as next Wednesday, when entries are taken for all eight Breeders' Cup races.

On Saturday, Ivanavinalot posted her fifth and most impressive win in six career starts: a record-setting 13 3/4-length victory in Calder's $400,000 My Dear Girl Stakes. Her winning margin was the largest in the 20-year history of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

"She came out of the race great and I had to send her back to the track this morning because she's been suicidal around the barn she's feeling so good," O'Connell said Tuesday. "We'll keep an eye on her over the next several days and monitor her progress. I pulled blood this morning to make sure everything is okay and I'll pull another before we ship. She also had to be reshod, and that can be a problem, because she's real crooked and doesn't have good feet."

O'Connell said that if all goes well she would ship Ivanavinalot to Arlington Park next Wednesday evening and gallop her over the track on Friday, the day before the race.

"Unfortunately, the Stallion Stakes finale fell only two weeks before the Breeders' Cup," said O'Connell. "If we had another week, it would be a no-brainer to run her. I feel like we're in kind of a no-win situation. If we don't run her in the Juvenile Fillies everyone will say we're jerks because she's so highly rated in the division and definitely deserves the chance. But if she does start and doesn't run well, everyone will say we ran her back too quick."

Cup too soon for Trust N Luck

While Ivanavinalot is likely headed to Chicago, Trust N Luck, hero of Saturday's $400,000 In Reality Stakes, is staying home.

Trust N Luck posted a convincing 4 3/4-length victory in the finale of the open division of the Stallion Stakes, but his trainer, Ralph Ziadie, said two weeks was too fast to bring his colt back for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile even if he could get into the starting lineup.

"We'll give him a little time to recover from this effort and then point for the race during the Tropical meet in December," said Ziadie, referring to the $100,000 What a Pleasure Stakes on Dec. 14.

Sir Bear bled

Ziadie also reported that Sir Bear, who finished last in Saturday's Spend a Buck Handicap, bled badly once again.

"On a scale of one to 10 it was probably about a seven this time," said Ziadie.

Sir Bear, who has won just twice in 11 starts at Calder, is likely done for the season. No decision has been made regarding his status for next year.

Ziadie said he would discuss with Dr. Al Smollin, Sir Bear's breeder, and Barbara Smollin, his owner, whether to keep the horse in training for the upcoming winter meet at Gulfstream or retire him. "But I doubt you'll ever see him race at Calder again," said Ziadie.

Sir Bear, a 9-year-old, has won three Grade 1, races including the 2001 Gulfstream Park Handicap, and earned more than $2.5 million for the Smollins under Ziadie's tutelage.

Super Fuse sizzled

Perhaps the most impressive performance aside from Ivanavinalot on the $1.65 million Festival of the Sun program was turned in by Super Fuse, who contested fractions of 21.26 and 43.77 seconds over the lightning-fast track en route to a 4 1/4-length victory in the $75,000 Birdonthewire Stakes. The performance earned the 2-year-old the second 99 Beyer Speed Figure of his four-race career.

"I was in shock when I looked up and saw the fractions, but he was going so easily I wasn't worried," said trainer Richard Ciardullo Jr.

Super Fuse, who has won 3 of 4 starts, will run once more this season before being pointed for his next major goals, Gulfstream Park's Spectacular Bid and Hutcheson Stakes.

"I've got one more hurdle to get over this year," said Ciardullo. "He'll run back either in the Huntington at Aqueduct on Nov. 16 or the Hoosier Juvenile the following weekend."