02/28/2004 1:00AM

Princess wins for Wolfson


OLDSMAR, Fla. - Pampered Princess justified her role as the 2-1 favorite here Saturday as she pressed the pace for six furlongs, then showed her superiority when called upon to draw off to a 3 1/4-length victory in the 20th running of the $60,000 Wayward Lass Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

Trained by Martin Wolfson, Pampered Princess carried 120 pounds, including jockey Jesus Castanon, and covered the race's 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.77 over a fast track. The win was her sixth from 13 career starts and her fourth since moving to the Wolfson barn last fall.

Pampered Princess ($6.20), an Indian Charlie filly owned by Martin Cherry, picked up the $27,000 winner's share of the Wayward Lass, which ran her career earnings to $147,585.

Crimson and Roses outgamed Dakota Light by a half-length for the place, while Romancin Dixie ran fourth, another 2 1/2 lengths back.

The 2-6 exacta was worth $98.60.