11/06/2007 1:00AM

Revved Up seeks third Turf Cup in row

EmailMIAMI - Saturday's Florida Million card features several promising and exciting 2-year-olds, such as Wise Answer, Smoke'n Coal, and High Resolve. But it is the elder statesman Revved Up who deserves top billing on the 12-race program, which includes eight statebred stakes worth a total of $1.2 million in prize money.

Revved Up is less than two months shy of his 10th birthday but continues to perform like a youngster. On Saturday, he'll seek his third consecutive victory in the $150,000 Bonnie Heath Turf Cup, having beaten Silver Tree in the 2005 edition and Magic Mecke by a hard fought half-length a year ago.

Magic Mecke will be among the 10 who will try to snap the old man's streak, along with the speedy Jet Propulsion and talented 3-year-old Soldier's Dancer. Revved Up and Jet Propulsion will share high weight of 119 pounds, with Magic Mecke and Soldier's Dancer pegged at 117 each. Revved Up will have the services of jockey Eibar Coa.

The Carl G. Rose Classic and the Elmer Heubeck Distaff are the richest races on the card, with a purse of $200,000 up for grabs in each event.

Electrify will be the starting highweight under 121 pounds in the Carl G. Rose by virtue of his easy victories earlier this year in the Mecke Handicap and Ambehaving Stakes. Electrify will seek to avenge his most recent setback, which came at the hands of Yes He's the Man in the Grade 3 Spend a Buck Handicap on Oct. 13. Eight entered the Carl G. Rose when the Florida Millions card was drawn Monday.

Yes He's the Man, who proved he could stay 1 1/16 miles for the first time in the Spend a Buck, will have to carry his speed an extra sixteenth of a mile Saturday while again facing the prospect of an early challenge from Zoobstick.

Summer Book shipped here from Churchill Downs and finished third in the Spend a Buck. Summer Book is trained by Frank Brothers but was left locally in the care of trainer David Fawkes. He's been able to get in a pair of sharp works here since the Spend a Buck, including a bullet five furlongs in company with the stakes-winning filly Flying Circle on Monday.

Imawildandcrazyguy, who battled the elite of his division earlier this season, is one of two 3-year-olds in the field and will face older horses for only the second time Saturday.

The Elmer Heubeck also lured a field of eight, topped by Cat Can Do and the former claimer Annabill. The most intriguing member of the lineup is Mecke Daughter, a 3-year-old filly who has raced exclusively in Puerto Rico, where she won a pair of Group 1 races before shipping locally to trainer Luis Olivares earlier this month.

The best race of the day could come early when local 2-year-old star Wise Answer faces the undefeated New York invader Smoke'n Coal in the $150,000 Jack Price Juvenile. Wise Answer has gone virtually unchallenged in each of his last three victories, all stakes, including a 10-length tally in the 1 1/16-mile In Reality Stakes three weeks ago.

Smoke'n Coal is perfect in two career starts, both earlier this fall at Belmont Park. Owned by Darley Stable and trained by Tom Albertrani, Smoke'n Coal won the overnight Grand Slam Stakes in his most recent start, defeating the highly regarded Rollers and Sargeant Seattle.

High Resolve also is unbeaten and untested in two tries but will face her toughest test to date the $150,000 Joe O'Farrell Juvenile Fillies. She takes on six locally based rivals, including three-time stakes winner Silk Ridge.

Florida Million draws top jockeys

The Florida Million has attracted top jockeys from both coasts. Russell Baze will fly in from Northern California to ride High Resolve, while Coa and Cornelio Velasquez, who topped the standings at the recently concluded Belmont Park meet, will journey down from New York for the day.

Edgar Prado, who returned to action last week after recuperating from a fractured ankle suffered in a spill at Saratoga on Sept. 1, is also named to ride several of the stakes, including Annabil for trainer Milt Wolfson in the Elmer Heubeck Distaff.

Turf course opens for training

The turf course was open for training for the first time in several weeks on Monday, and business was brisk, with 11 horses taking the opportunity to work around the dogs over a "good" course, including several who will compete on Florida Million Day. That group included Turnpike Tommy (five furlongs in 1:03.60), Dynhocracy (five furlongs in 1:03.40), and Sr. Henry (four furlongs in 49.60 seconds), all of whom will make their turf debuts in the $150,000 Arthur Appleton Juvenile Turf. They were joined by Robbie's Gal, who went a bullet half-mile in 48.40 seconds in preparation for her first start over grass in the $150,000 John Franks Juvenile Fillies Turf.