11/01/2003 12:00AM

Silver Wagon in training


MIAMI - Trainer Ralph Ziadie reports that Hopeful winner Silver Wagon has returned to training after being sidelined due to a cough and respiratory infection that kept him out of the Grade 1 Champagne.

"He's back galloping, and I'll probably do a little something more serious with him next weekend," Ziadie said. "I don't have any races picked out for him at the moment. Perhaps there'll be an opportunity for me to run him at the end of this meet as a prep for the Fountain of Youth. If not I'll just train him into the Fountain of Youth."

Ziadie sent out Trust N Luck off a two-month layoff to easily win this year's Grade 1 Fountain of Youth in February.

O'Farrell for Chatter Chatter

Trainer Marty Wolfson has abandoned plans to run Chatter Chatter in the Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill Downs on Nov. 29 and will instead keep her here for the $150,000 Joe O'Farrell Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 15. The O'Farrell, at seven furlongs, is one of six stakes worth $1 million on the Florida Millions program.

Chatter Chatter followed her 23-length maiden win with an equally sensational 19 1/2-length victory in the My Dear Girl Stakes on Oct. 11.

"Dropping back to seven-eighths will be no problem," said Wolfson. "She should have won the seven-eighths division of the Stallion Stakes [the Susan's Girl], and she's a much better filly now."

Wolfson will also send out his undefeated Wynn Dot Comma along with Ice Wynnd Fire in the $150,000 Jack Price Juvenile that same afternoon. The race is also expected to attract Sir Oscar, fresh off his sweep of the open division of the Stallion Stakes.

Jerry Bailey will again be in to ride Chatter Chatter and Wynn Dot Comma for Wolfson.

Sir Oscar tuned up for the Jack Price on Saturday morning, breezing five furlongs in 1:03. He topped a busy work tab that included Best of the Rest (mile in 1:42.80), Built Up (five furlongs in 1:00), and Tour of the Cat (six furlongs in 1:19.60).

Best of the Rest and Tour of the Cat are expected to defend their titles in the $200,000 Carl G. Rose Classic and the $150,000 Jack Dudley Sprint Handicap on Florida Millions Day.

* Mary Ann Combest died in New York earlier this week at age 82. Combest was the widow of longtime jockey and trainer Nick Combest, the sister-in-law of trainer Reed Combest and former jockey Jim Combest, and the mother-in-law of NYRA paddock judge Neal Cutrone.