06/15/2001 12:00AM

Rivals clash again in Penny Ridge


CALGARY, Alberta - C D Cool and Little Lolitta will renew their rivalry in Sunday's Penny Ridge for 3-year-old fillies, the closing day of Stampede Park's 42-day stand.

The pair finished in a dead heat for first in the June 2 Lilac, and both camps had reason to believe they could have won the one-mile race outright with better racing luck.

Little Lolitta chased rapid early fractions and tired inside the sixteenth pole, while C D Cool was in tight quarters along the backstretch before unleashing a strong stretch drive.

The extra sixteenth of a mile in this $40,000 handicap which drew six entrants may favor C D Cool, who has come to hand nicely for trainer Rick Hedge in her last two races at a mile.

As the 119-pound highweight, C.D. Cool will be conceding one pound to Little Lolitta, and drew the outside post with Stephan Heiler back aboard.

C.D. Cool runs from well off the pace and would appreciate quick fractions to set up her late kick, while Little Lolitta has good tactical speed and should be get a stalking trip just behind probable pacesetter Randi.

Rider Ron Blinston found himself in a speed duel with Brighton Belle after Little Lollitta broke sharply in the Lilac and was alone in front after the leader stopped abruptly midway down the backstretch. Still, Little Lolitta was very game in the lane despite her early exertions.

Shudabinajumper, who did not fire in the Lilac, drew the rail, and jockey Real Simard may choose to position her closer to the pace this time around.

Randi is unproven past six furlongs while Dana's Remark launched a bid in the Lilac but flattened out to finish third.