11/19/2006 12:00AM

Quick Little Miss victorious in Moccasin


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Mel Stute thought his filly Quick Little Miss was compromised by a wide post in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs, and believed she would not mind being brought back just 15 days after that race. He was right. Quick Little Miss, last of seven at the top of the stretch, closed furiously to nail odds-on favorite Jump On In and capture the $100,000 Moccasin Stakes for 2-year-old fillies on Sunday at Hollywood Park.

Quick Little Miss ($17.20), under jockey Jon Court, flew down the center of the course to beat Jump On In by a half-length in 1:24.13 for seven furlongs over the Cushion track surface. High Cholesterol was another length back in third.

"I wasted a little money going back East," said Stute, who trains Quick Little Miss for his wife, Annabelle, and the Schiffer family's The Hat Ranch. "I thought she was good enough for that race. I'm hoping the post position and the track beat her.

"I think she might be something special," Stute added. "She does have that kick, and you can use it any time."

Jump On In, sent off at 3-5, blew a 2 1/2-length lead with a furlong remaining.

"She did get a little late," said her rider, Corey Nakatani. "She'll do better next time."

Quick Little Miss, a daughter of Freud, has now won twice in seven starts. She finished third in the Grade 1 Oak Leaf Stakes prior to the Breeders' Cup.

Stute said her next start would be in the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet at 1 1/16 miles on Dec. 17.

"There's a possibility that she's a late-running sprinter, but I still have hopes that's she's a two-turn filly," Court said.