06/09/2007 12:00AM

Rain helps Tacit Agreement score


Trainer Marty Wolfson wanted to run his long-distance specialist Tacit Agreement in Saturday's 1 1/2-mile New York New York Stakes on the main track. Unfortunately, Tacit Agreement was written out of the race following his two previous one-sided wins in the My Old Kentucky Home and Maryland My Maryland Stakes.

So Wolfson did the next best thing. He entered Tacit Agreement in the $50,000 Mataji Stakes at 1 3/8 miles on the turf. And in what turned out to be a good twist of fate, overnight rain forced track management to switch the Mataji to the main track, paving the way for Tacit Agreement to dominate a scratch-reduced field of only four horses.

Under a confident ride by jockey Carlos Olivero, Tacit Agreement overtook pacesetter Foreign Ruckus after seven furlongs, then readily drew away to a 6 1/4-length victory with speed to spare.

Tacit Agreement ($2.60), a 6-year-old son of Unbridled, is scheduled to leave the Unites States on Monday and relocate in Australia, having been sold privately by owner Charlotte Weber prior to the Mataji.

o Trainer Milt Wolfson, no relation to Marty Wolfson, won the $50,000 New York New York with a horse, Famous Frolic, who was technically ineligible for the race when the entries were drawn on Monday.

Famous Frolic ($9.60) was permitted to start, however, after it was announced later in the week that he would race under a $25,000 claiming tag, thus meeting one of the conditions of the overnight stakes. A son of Charismatic, Famous Frolic attended the slow pace of Mean Kisser, then wore that rival down in the final stride to win by a nose. Mean Kisser drifted steadily through the stretch and just failed to last, finishing second, a neck in front of the wide-running Kristali.