08/15/2002 11:00PM

'Judge Sez' up in the air


MIAMI - Trainer Milt Wolfson said he is now uncertain whether The Judge Sez Who, hard-luck runner-up in Saturday's Grade 3 West Virginia Derby, will make his next start in the Grade 3 Pennsylvania Derby on Labor Day as originally planned.

Wolfson had The Judge Sez Who on a van headed for Philadelphia Park following his big effort behind Wiseman's Ferry in Mountaineer Park's West Virginia Derby, but phoned the van driver en route and instructed him to bring the 3-year-old back to Calder.

"The Pennsylvania Derby looks like it's coming up a pretty tough spot with Wiseman's Ferry and Magic Weisner apparently headed that way, so I decided to bring him back home before making a decision," said Wolfson, who trains The Judge Sez Who for the Sez Who Racing Stable.

Florida Derby winner and Kentucky Derby favorite Harlan's Holiday may also make his much-anticipated comeback in the Pennsylvania Derby.

"An option is the Oklahoma Derby" on Aug. 25 at Remington Park, said Wolfson. "Or I could just leave him here for the $75,000 Blazing Sword Stakes on the 24th."

Super Fuse points to NATC Futurity

Super Fuse, who earned a 99 Beyer Speed Figure winning his career debut here earlier this month, will remain with trainer Richard Ciardullo and be pointed to Delaware Park's $100,000 NATC Futurity on Aug. 31. A potential sale for Super Fuse, a 2-year-old gelding, fell through earlier this week. Super Fuse's Beyer Figure is the second highest for a juvenile this season behind only the 102 earned by Zavata on June 29 at Belmont.

"We've taken him off the market, at least until he runs once more," Ciardullo said on Friday. "Hopefully, he'll be able to get into the NATC Futurity. My main concern is that if the race overfills the field will be determined by earnings, and with only one start he may not have enough to get into the race."

Too many good fillies

Following Fortunate Card's upset victory in Saturday's Desert Vixen Stakes, opening leg of the filly division of the Florida Stallion Stakes, trainer Henry Collazo said he may have a dilemma on his hands: Namely, who should he run in the second leg of the series, the seven-furlong Susan's Girl Stakes, on Aug. 31?

"I have two other 2-year-old fillies just as good as this one," Collazo said after the Desert Vixen.

One of the those other fillies is Shampelicus, a daughter of Pentelicus, who won her career debut by 5 1/4 lengths while racing under a $25,000 claiming tag on Aug. 5.

Collazo will jump Shampelicus into the allowance ranks on Sunday, when she will take on five rivals in the hope of earning a berth in the Susan's Girl. The other four in Sunday's field are Never Fail, Sunny Victory, Meama, White Moon, and Crafty Brat.

* Robyn Cleary's annual fund-raising crusade for the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is winding down for the year. Her efforts have been rewarded with nearly $125,000 in donations so far in 2002. Cleary, the wife of trainer Brian Cleary, was paralyzed in a training-hours accident here in 1996. She has raised more than $400,000 since beginning her fund-raising campaign five years ago.