10/08/2001 11:00PM

Kimmel touts It All Adds Up


ELMONT, N.Y. - It All Adds Up was developing into a useful filly for trainer John Kimmel last winter when an injury sidelined her for most of the spring and summer.

Thursday, It All Adds Up returns in a second-level allowance race that Kimmel hopes ignites a powerful fall campaign for her. The seven-furlong allowance heat is the featured race on Belmont Park's nine-race card.

After a slow start led to a second-place finish in her debut, It All Adds Up came back to win her maiden by 8 3/4 lengths and her preliminary allowance condition by 2 1/2 lengths in a 17-day span in February. Kimmel freshened her up for the Grade 3 Comely Stakes in April, and she finished third, 10 lengths behind Mandy's Gold and Two Item Limit.

It All Adds Up came out of that race with a stress fracture on her shin, which led to her lengthy hiatus.

"They drilled a hole there and did shock wave therapy on it," Kimmel said. "She had 60 days off."

While Kimmel spent the summer at Saratoga, It All Adds Up resumed her training at Kimmel's Fair Hill, Md., stable. She returned to Belmont in mid-September and worked a bullet five furlongs in 1:00 on Sept. 28 and then blew out a half-mile in 49.20 seconds last Friday.

"She's done very well," said Kimmel, who wins races at a 26-percent clip with these types of layoff horses. "I think this is a real nice filly, and it's a good spot to have her return and come back and give us a good effort. I hope she comes back good. I think she can be a little bit more than an allowance horse."

John Velazquez rides It All Adds Up from post 5.

Kimmel's regular rider, Richard Migliore, is aboard Carafe, the likely favorite who will break from post 4. A daughter of Devil's Bag, Carafe drops into allowance company after two stakes tries. She ran fifth in the Grade 1 Test before running third behind Stormy Pick in the Miss Woodford at Monmouth Park. Stormy Pick returned to win the Stormy Blues Breeders' Cup Handicap Saturday at Pimlico.

Carafe is tough to take as a favorite having been beaten four times at odds of 3-2 or less, including twice in this condition last summer at Belmont.

Royal Banquet could be the one to catch from the rail under apprentice Julien Pimentel. Royal Banquet has a 0-4-1 mark from six starts at Belmont. Enhancing, Decadent Designer and Sainttwok complete the lineup.

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