09/20/2007 11:00PM

Round 3 for two top sprinters

EmailMIAMI - Sprinters and long-distance specialists alike will be on display Sunday at Calder with the six-furlong Whippleton and 1 3/8-mile Oliver stakes sharing top billing on the 12-race card. Both overnight events offer a purse of $50,000.

The Whippleton will feature the rubber match between two of the top 3-year-old sprinters on the grounds, Yesbyjimminy and Finallymadeit. The pair have split their previous two decisions, Finallymadeit winning round one by three lengths in the Valid Video Stakes on June 17 and Yesbyjimminy avenging that defeat with a five-length decision in the Eillo Stakes eight weeks later.

Yesbyjimminy, a homebred son of Yes It's True who was among the leading 2-year-olds in south Florida last season, appears to have rounded back to peak form with his one-sided triumph in the Eillo. The performance earned him a 110 Beyer Speed Figure. Yesbyjimminy earned his first triple-digit Beyer in his previous start, when he finished third behind nationally ranked 3-year-old sprinters Black Seventeen and Teuflesberg in the Grade 2 Carry Back.

Finallymadeit turns back to a sprint after finishing a game second behind Electrify in the 1 1/16-mile Ambehaving Stakes on Sept. 8. The outing was the first beyond seven furlongs for Finallymadeit, who beat older horses in the six-furlong Major Moran Stakes this summer.

Although Yesbyjimminy and Finallymadeit figure to attract the majority of the wagering, the Whippleton is hardly a two-horse race. The improving How's Your Halo will also receive plenty of support. He returns home off his fourth-place finish behind the country's top-ranked sprinter, Midnight Lute, in Saratoga's Grade 1 Forego on Sept. 1. How's Your Halo was also fourth in the Grade 2 Smile Sprint Handicap here in July.

Rounding out the field are Pop Goes the Tiger, who was third in the Ambehaving, Super Whipper, and Winnies Tigger Too.

Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. has named Elvis Trujillo aboard Yesbyjimminy and will also team up with Trujillo, the meet's leading rider, with Magic Mecke, who figures to be favored in a field of 10 older runners in the Oliver.

Magic Mecke is coming off second- and third-place finishes in a pair of 1 1/16-mile stakes on turf and appears capable of handling the added distance of the 1 3/8-mile race. Plesa also entered the speedy stakes winner B. B. Best, who would be better suited if the Oliver came off the grass.

Kristali and Joey Blueeyes are both proven long-distance runners, having captured the last two renewals of the 1 1/4-mile King George's Wrong Way Stakes.

Concert to benefit Florida police

Gulfstream Park will present a benefit concert called Cop Rock 2007 on Sept. 28, with the proceeds to go to the Miami-Dade County Police Officers Assistance Trust Inc. and the Sheriff's Foundation of Broward County. The benefit comes in the aftermath of the murders of Broward sheriff's deputy Chris Reyka on Aug. 10 and Miami-Dade police officer Jose Somohano on Sept. 13, both of whom were shot in the line of duty.

The concert will feature a group called Classic Rock All Stars featuring Peter Rivera, formerly of Rare Earth, Jerry Corbetta of Sugarloaf, Mike Pinera of Blues Image and Iron Butterfly, and Dennis Noda of Cannibal and the Headhunters. They'll be joined on stage by Chuck Negron, former lead singer of Three Dog Night. Showtime is 8:30 p.m.

Gulfstream, which has pledged to contribute $20,000 to the drive, is hosting the concert in conjunction with local radio station Majic 102.7 FM.