01/25/2003 1:00AM

Smok'n Frolic caps rout by Florida-breds


ARCADIA, Calif. - Smok'n Frolic completed a banner Sunshine Millions day for Florida-breds by taking the $750,000 Distaff, the richest race run at Santa Anita.

Smok'n Frolic's victory was the seventh for Florida-breds in the eight-race Sunshine Millions event. Smok'n Frolic, in a workmanlike effort, collared Cee's Elegance inside the furlong pole and pulled clear to win by 2 1/2 lengths in an ordinary 1:43.40 for 1 1/16 miles on the fast main track. Smart Lacy rallied for third, another half-length back.

Jerry Bailey rode Smok'n Frolic, who paid $5.60 as the favorite. She is trained in Florida by Todd Pletcher, who had assistant Michael "Whitey" McCarthy saddle the filly at Santa Anita.

Smok'n Frolic, a 4-year-old daughter of Smoke Glacken, has now won six times in 15 starts for the Dogwood Stable partnership headed by Cot Campbell. Paul Orrefice, one of the co-owners of Smok'n Frolic, represented Dogwood at Santa Anita.