06/14/2012 2:27PM

Monmouth Park: Wild Bout Tiffany may be right back


MIAMI – Trainer Bill Kaplan obviously believes in the old adage of striking while the iron is hot.

Last weekend, Kaplan brought Another Romance back off an allowance victory on just one week’s rest to upset the Leave Me Alone Stakes. He may employ a similar tactic on Saturday, having entered Wild Bout Tiffany, winner of the U Can Do It Handicap last weekend at Calder, right back in the $55,000 Cool Air Stakes, which is carded to be run at five furlongs on the turf.

Wild Bout Tiffany is a versatile filly who appears equally adept on turf as on dirt. A homebred daughter of Wildcat Heir owned by David and Teresa Palmer, she has already captured a pair of races on grass but registered the most important victory her career when leading throughout before outlasting Flying Trip by a neck to capture the six-furlong U Can Do It over the main track here last weekend.

“She’s good either way and another one of those versatile fillies we have in the barn like Musical Romance,” said Kaplan. “She came out of the race last Saturday just fine, but we are talking about seven days. I’ll take a look at the race first, see how it comes up, monitor how she’s doing the remainder of the week, and then make a decision. We don’t really have to decide whether to run her or not until Saturday morning.”

Kaplan said another logical option for Wild Bout Tiffany would be the Grade 1 Princess Rooney Handicap on July 7, a race he already has targeted for his Eclipse Award winner Musical Romance.

Wild Bout Tiffany is one of two members of the prospective Cool Air lineup coming out of the U Can Do It, along with Indulgence, who finished fourth, beaten 1 1/4 lengths, after racing much closer to the pace than usual. Indulgence is arguably better on turf than dirt, having posted two of her three career wins on grass and the third over a synthetic surface, although she did finish third behind only Sassy Image and Musical Romance on the main track here a year ago in the Princess Rooney.

Indulgence is one of three horses trainer Marty Wolfson entered in the Cool Air, along with Timezone and Nakano.

Timezone has not run since finishing far back over a yielding course last October in Laurel’s Lady Baltimore when with trainer Michael Matz. Although more experienced around two turns than one, Timezone did break her maiden going 6 1/2 furlongs over the downhill course at Santa Anita making her career debut at 3.

Nakano is coming off an easy optional claiming victory in her 2012 debut and first start for Wolfson here on May 24 in a race switched from the turf to a sloppy main track.

Other key contenders in the Cool Air include the speedy Becausei’mworthit, who has not started since defeating allowance horses over the Tampa Bay Downs turf course in December, Freewest, and Brinca.