01/30/2009 12:00AM

Post may help Frolic's Dream


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - An advantageous switch in post positions for Frolic's Dream gives her a terrific opportunity to avenge the lone loss of her career when she starts in the Grade 2, $150,000 Forward Gal Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Friday at Gulfstream Park.

Frolic's Dream won the first three starts of her career, then was an unlucky loser of the Old Hat Stakes here on Jan. 4, ending up in a three-way photo finish that found her the third nose on the wire. She was compromised that day by an inside draw, while the winner, Gemswick Park, benefited from an outside draw.

Their roles are reversed in the seven-furlong Forward Gal. Gemswick Park must break from the rail, while trying to stretch out from the six furlongs of the Old Hat, while Frolic's Dream landed post 5 in the field of seven.

"I do like my post," Marty Wolfson, who trains Frolic's Dream, said Wednesday morning. "She hit the gate last time and had to come from way out of it. She had so much to overcome. She should have won."

Frolic's Dream already owns a win at seven furlongs, in a Florida-bred stakes race at Calder.

"She won eased up," Wolfson said.

The Forward Gal came up strong. In addition to Gemswick Park, the field includes stakes winners C.S. Silk and Renda, both racing for the first time this year.

Gemswick Park, making her sixth start, will be starting from the rail for the first time. In the Old Hat, she was part of a hot pace and fought bravely to prevail. Her sharp early speed should allow her to flee the rail, but Frolic's Dream has the ability to be right with her, while forcing the issue from the outside.

C.S. Silk, who won the Arlington-Washington Lassie last year, will be making her first start since finishing second in the Delta Princess at Delta Downs on Dec. 5. She has won twice in three starts around one turn, and has been training sensationally of late here, with her two most recent works, both at five furlongs, the best of those mornings at the distance.

The well-traveled Renda raced six times at five different tracks last year, her biggest win coming at her home track, Calder, where she won the Brave Raj Stakes. She has not raced since pressing a sharp pace and then fading in the one-mile Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting on Oct. 24.

Dr. Zic figures to be part of an expected lively pace. She has scored front-running victories in both her previous starts, at Keeneland and Tampa Bay.