09/21/2006 11:00PM

Short stay for Dreaming of Anna


STICKNEY, Ill. - Fresh off her scintillating Sunday win over males in the Summer Stakes at Woodbine, Dreaming of Anna, a significant prospect for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, has settled in at Hawthorne Race Course - but not for long.

Dreaming of Anna will head to Kentucky with other higher-end horses from the Wayne Catalano stable once the Keeneland backstretch opens on Sept. 28. She'll train over the Polytrack surface at Keeneland for a couple of weeks, then move to Churchill Downs to make final preparation for the Breeders' Cup, Catalano said Friday morning at Hawthorne.

"Two weeks out or whatever, I'll take her over to Churchill and breeze her on that track," Catalano said.

Dreaming of Anna is unbeaten in three races, having won her debut at 4 1/2 furlongs on dirt early in the Arlington meet before taking the Tippett Stakes at Colonial Downs and the Summer last weekend, both turf races. Catalano, however, firmly believes Dreaming of Anna's stakes-winning form can transfer to dirt, pointing out a couple of extraordinary main-track works. There will, however, be no works before Dreaming of Anna leaves Hawthorne; Friday, she merely walked the shed row, and with plenty of time before the Breeders' Cup, Catalano can proceed at his own pace.

"She looks good right now to me," said Catalano.

Two stalls down from Dreaming of Anna lives her full brother Lewis Michael, who also is headed to Keeneland at the end of the month. Third to Lawyer Ron last out in the St. Louis Derby, Lewis Michael has been penciled in for the Perryville Stakes on Oct. 13 at Keeneland, Catalano said.

Super Frolic possible for Gold Cup

There's a good chance Super Frolic will return to Chicago from Southern California to defend his title in the Hawthorne Gold Cup, according to trainer Vladimir Cerin.

Super Frolic, in fact, has not won a race since his narrow win over Lord of the Game here last fall, but despite six straight defeats, Super Frolic appears to be coming back into form. He finished third, beaten less than a length by Lava Man, in the Hollywood Gold Cup, and most recently was third in the Pacific Classic.

"He's probably a little better than last year," said Cerin, adding that he and owner Ro Parra were pointing Super Frolic toward the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Super Frolic also is being considered for the Goodwood Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita, but Cerin said there was "a very strong possibility" Super Frolic would be flown to Hawthorne next week. Super Frolic could travel with another California-based Gold Cup candidate, Magnum.

Others on the still-forming list of potential starters for next Saturday's race are Flamethrowintexan, Kid Grindstone, and Papi Chullo.

Coach Jimi Lee drills for Phoenix BC

Coach Jimi Lee, second in the Arlington Sprint in his most recent start - his first loss in four starts this year - turned in an excellent work on Thursday at Hawthorne, going six furlongs in 1:13 as he prepares for the Oct. 7 Phoenix Breeders' Cup Stakes at Keeneland.

"We just have to keep him going until the seventh," said trainer Jim DiVito. "It's hard to keep them that sharp for that long."

Coach Jimi Lee finished sixth in the 2004 Phoenix, which will be run on Keeneland's new synthetic racing surface for the first time this year.

"That's the question, how he's going to handle that," DiVito said.

Janks might send pair to Keeneland

Trainer Christine Janks also may be sending stakes horse to Keeneland: Chic Dancer could start in the $400,000 First Lady Stakes, a one-mile turf race on Oct. 14, and if Janks ships Chic Dancer, she also might try Pretty Jenny in the Thoroughbred Club of America, a six-furlong dirt stakes on the same day.

Chic Dancer, who won the Grade 3 Modesty this summer at Arlington, won an overnight turf stakes while under wraps on Arlington's final weekend.

"When they're really healthy they can run like that," said Janks. "She walked off the track that day like she'd jogged once around."

Unreal Rocket faces distance questions

Unreal Rocket is quite good for an Illinois-bred 3-year-old filly, good enough perhaps to beat open company in a third-level allowance race featured on the Sunday card here. But the issue for Unreal Rocket is distance. She finished third in a two-turn turf race on Sept. 7 at Arlington - her first try over a route of ground - and has been at her best in dirt sprints.

But while Unreal Rocket may not get an uncontested lead in Sunday's seventh race, she may have only one serious pace rival among five others entered in the 1 1/16-mile race. That would be Albata, who drew the rail - right inside Unreal Rocket - and tends to go to the front in two-turn races.

If those two horses hook up, Creeker's Surprise may benefit. Trainer Jerry Calvin said three months ago that Creeker's Surprise probably needed two turns for her best effort. Sunday, four starts after a midyear comeback, she gets her first crack at a route race.

o There were turf works of note here Friday: Arbuckle Bandit, a strong candidate for the Hawthorne Derby, went a half-mile in 54.60 seconds, while Fort Prado, prepping for Saturday's Carey Memorial, went five furlongs in 1:01.40.