Updated on 09/16/2011 7:46AM

Plenty of speed to go around

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Gold Mover faces Xtra Heat in the Princess Rooney, and Crafty C.T. (above) will be one of the Smile favorites.

MIAMI - Never in Calder Race Course's 30-year history have so many outstanding horses competed on the same day as on Saturday in the third annual Summit of Speed, six sprint stakes worth $1.4 million.

Entries were drawn Wednesday for the Summit of Speed, which has lured 18 shippers to south Florida, led by Eclipse Award winner Xtra Heat. She will take on Gold Mover and four others in the $400,000 Princess Rooney Handicap, which will share top billing on the card with the $400,000 Smile Sprint Handicap.

The Smile Sprint lost some of its luster when Caller One wasn't entered after fracturing a sesamoid during a Tuesday workout. But such top sprinters as Crafty C.T., Echo Eddie, and Orientate are in the race.

The other races in the Summit of Speed are the $250,000 Carry Back for 3-year-old colts and geldings at six furlongs; $250,000 Azalea for 3-year-old fillies at six furlongs; $50,000 Rocket Man Handicap at two furlongs; and the $50,000 Comet Handicap at five furlongs. A $250,000 guaranteed pick four will be offered on the Princess Rooney, Smile, Carry Back, and Azalea.

Among the nation's premier jockeys to ride Saturday are Jerry Bailey, Jorge Chavez, Pat Day, Mike Smith, David Flores, and Ramon Dominguez.

Despite the loss of Caller One, Calder racing secretary Bob Umphrey calls Saturday "far and away the best and classiest overall program ever presented at Calder. I think with the quality of the fields we've got this year, there's a very good chance all four of these races will be graded next year."

The six-furlong Princess Rooney has already earned Grade 2 status and is the richest sprint race for fillies and mares in North America.

Trainer John Salzman said he had the Princess Rooney penciled in for Xtra Heat even before he sent her to Dubai this spring. She finished third behind Caller One and Echo Eddie in the Dubai Golden Shaheen there and in two subsequent starts won the Genuine Risk and Vagrancy handicaps, both Grade 2 stakes run at Belmont Park.

"I tried to give her a break after she came back from Dubai," Salzman said. "I took her home to the farm for six weeks but she just wasn't happy there. She was running the fences and losing weight. So I brought her on back and she ran extremely well in each of her last two starts, especially the Vagrancy where they put pressure on her every step of the way."

Xtra Heat drew post 3 in the Princess Rooney, which is the 12th and last race on the card. She will break just inside her chief rival, Gold Mover, and carry 127 pounds. Regular rider Harry Vega has the call.

Gold Mover took a couple of runs at Xtra Heat in the Vagrancy but fell a neck short. As in the Vagrancy, she gets a 12-pound weight concession in the Princess Rooney. Trainer Mark Hennig named Jerry Bailey to ride Gold Mover.

Completing the Princess Rooney field are Louisiana invader Prized Amberpro and the locally based trio of Vague Memory, Fly Me Crazy, and Sugar N Spice.

In the Smile Sprint, Crafty C.T. comes off a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont and Orientate off a 4 1/2-length victory in the Grade 3 Aristides Handicap at Churchill Downs. Echo Eddie finished second by a head to Caller One in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, and 3 1/2 lengths in front of Xtra Heat.

Orientate carries high weight of 119 pounds, two more than Crafty C.T. and Echo Eddie. Locals Sweeping Smoke, Junior Deputy, Tour of The Cat, and Built Up round out the lineup.

Among the 10 3-year-old fillies entered for the Azalea are Willa on the Move, second behind You in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont in her last start; Bold World, a six-time stakes winner; the undefeated Copper Belle; and Nice Boots Baby. Also in the race are Respectful, Harry'sbestpromise, Ragin T Rex, Sea Span, Tchula Miss, and Miss City Halo.

The Carry Back is led by California invader Captain Squire, a Grade 2 winner this year. He will face Day Trader, Kingmaker, Royal Lad, and Friendly Frolic.