05/18/2007 12:00AM

Rgirldoesn'tbluff back on favorite track


MIAMI - Rgirldoesn'tbluff has a new trainer and a new rider but will be running over the same old Calder racing surface that produced four straight first-place finishes for her late last season, a factor that could make the speedy filly the one to beat in Sunday's $50,000 Kimscountrydiamond Stakes.

The Kimscountrydiamond shares top billing on the card with the $50,000 Lulu's Ransom Stakes, scheduled to be run at a mile on the turf for 3-year-old fillies.

Rgirldoesn'tbluff has been transferred into the barn of trainer Wesley Ward and will be ridden for the first time by jockey Jordan Springer in Sunday's 6 1/2-furlong race. A daughter of Pine Bluff, Rgirldoesn'tbluff crossed the finish line first in each of her last four starts here at 3, although she did lose one of those decisions via a stewards' disqualification. Included among those victories were impressive wins in the Lady Sonata and Bold World stakes.

Rgirldoesn'tbluff has not started since finishing 10th and last as the 9-5 favorite in the Manatee Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 3. She shows only two works since that outing, one of which was a bullet half-mile in 47 seconds here on May 13.

Stolen Prayer and Annabill will prove formidable opponents. Stolen Prayer has also been freshened, since finishing eighth following a troubled beginning in the Grade 2 Shirley Jones Breeders' Cup Handicap at Gulfstream Park on March 17. One month earlier, Stolen Prayer, a homebred daughter of Songandaprayer, became graded-stakes-placed with a third-place finish in the Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie Handicap.

Like Rgirldoesn'tbluff, the 4-year-old Stolen Prayer is fond of the local surface, having won four times and finished on the board in each of her seven appearances here at 2 and 3.

Annabill is another horse for the course, having posted all eight of her wins here over her home track, including a game neck triumph in the Chaposa Springs Handicap last year in her 3-year-old finale. Annabill returned from a nine-week break to dominate an overmatched field of $16,000 starter allowance rivals here on April 28.

Snow Cone and Dantrelle Light will vie for favoritism in the Lulu's Ransom. Snow Cone and Dantrelle Light finished a neck apart, in that order, when second and third behind Louisiana invader Wine Diva in the restricted Georgia Oaks Stakes on May 5. Snow Cone also came out on top when the pair met in the Georgia Debutante Stakes at 2, rallying to a half-length decision with Dantrelle Light finishing a troubled fourth as the 6-5 favorite.

Assistant starters save the day

Assistant starters Dave Reinshuttle and Alex Stephsous went above and beyond the call of duty to prevent Awesome Allen from suffering potentially disastrous injuries in Thursday's second race.

Awesome Allen flipped over, got hung up in the starting gate, and found himself in a very precarious position before Reinshuttle and Stephsous rushed in to save the day. Risking serious injury to themselves, they were able to slip a couple of straps underneath the frightened animal and lift him up and out of danger.

Awesome Allen was scratched from the race. His jockey, Sebastian Madrid, wasn't injured.