09/01/2004 11:00PM

Smok'n Frolic retired at 5

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Lucifer's Stone (outside), winning the Appalachian, is pointing for Belmont's Garden City on Sept. 12.

Smok'n Frolic, a multiple graded-stakes-winning mare who earned more than $1.5 million, has been retired from racing, owner Cot Campbell announced Thursday. Smok'n Frolic will be sold at Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale. Three Chimneys Farm will be the consignor.

Smok'n Frolic, a 5-year-old daughter of Smoke Glacken, had a record of 9-8-2 from 33 starts and earned $1,534,720. Among her biggest victories were the inaugural running of the Sunshine Millions Distaff, the Turfway Park Breeders' Cup, the Cotillion Handicap, and back-to-back runnings of the Next Move Handicap. At 2, she won the Fashion Stakes.

"Smok'n Frolic has been one of the most consistent and admirable mares in training, having won stakes for four straight years," Campbell said. "She has been wonderful to us, and we hate to see her go."

Smok'n Frolic, who was trained by Todd Pletcher, made the last 22 starts of her career in stakes. Her last race came in Sunday's Grade 1 Ballerina Handicap, where she finished fifth of seven.

Velazquez picks up Sightseek

With jockey Jerry Bailey sidelined for the next month because of a fractured left wrist, the process of filling his engagements was under way in earnest Thursday morning.

It appears that jockey John Velazquez will pick up the bulk of the business that Bailey had with trainer Bobby Frankel. Velazquez has already been confirmed as Bailey's replacement aboard Sightseek in the Grade 1 Ruffian on Sept. 19.

Frankel already had Velazquez to ride Arvada in Sunday's Glens Falls Handicap, because Bailey had committed to ride Spice Island for trainer Christophe Clement. Edgar Prado will now ride Spice Island.

On Monday, Bailey was scheduled to ride Master David for Frankel in the $750,000 Pennsylvania Derby at Philadelphia Park. Frankel has named Eibar Coa to replace Bailey.

'Valentine' back in Glens Falls

Primetimevalentine, second by a head in last year's Grade 3 Glens Falls Handicap, returns for another try on Sunday. She enters this year's running with the same prep as last year - the Robert G. Dick Handicap at Delaware on July 17 * but trainer Dan Peitz said that was not initially the plan.

Primetimevalentine was entered in the Waya Stakes on Aug. 13, but was scratched when that race was rained off the turf, setting up her return bid in the Glens Falls.

A 5-year-old daughter of Affirmed, Primetimevalentine has been competitive in graded stakes but has yet to break through. She is winless in four starts this year, but finished third, beaten only a neck, by repeat winner Alternate in the Robert G. Dick. Peitz said Primetimevalentine will probably be retired as a broodmare at the end of the year, so Sunday's race could be one of her last opportunities to get that elusive black type.

"She's been knocking at the door," Peitz said. "Her last race was her best this year."

In many of her starts, Primetimevalentine has been compromised by the combination of two factors: soft turf courses and slow paces. Primetimevalentine is a stone-cold closer, despite wearing blinkers, and does not have the quick turn of foot that many turf horses have, Peitz said. She has also been unable to handle soft turf.

The Glens Falls, run at 1 3/8 miles, should draw a large field. Film Maker, winner of the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup last year at Keeneland, is the likely favorite.

Also expected to run are Arvada, Aud, Humaita, Lady of the Future, Ocean Silk, Primetimevalentine, Savedbythelight, Shining Jewel, and Spice Island. Where We Left Off is probable.

'Lucifer' prepares for Garden City

Lucifer's Stone, a multiple stakes-winning 3-year-old turf filly, breezed six furlongs in 1:15.14 over the Oklahoma turf course Thursday morning. She is being pointed to the Grade 1 Garden City Breeders' Cup Handicap on Sept. 12 at Belmont Park.

Lucifer's Stone was scratched out of the Grade 2 Lake Placid Handicap, which was run Aug. 23, because of an elevated white blood count. Trainer Linda Rice said that problem has been resolved.

"We pulled a blood Monday, and the blood has corrected itself," Rice said. "I was afraid she wouldn't perform well in the Lake Placid and the race would knock her out. Our goal is to have her in good shape for the Garden City and Queen Elizabeth afterward."

Lucifer's Stone began the year with three consecutive wins, including the Grade 3 Herecomesthebride Stakes and the Appalachian. She was beaten a neck in the Sands Point before finishing fifth in the Grade 3 Lake George earlier this meet.

Two options for Sabellina

Sabellina has won four consecutive New York-bred turf races. Now, her connections are debating just how far to delve into open company for her next start. The options are the $65,000 Voodoo Dancer Stakes on Sept. 10, for fillies and mares who have not won an open sweepstakes, or the Garden City Breeders' Cup.

"My preference would be the overnight stakes," Aquilino said, referring to the Voodoo Dancer. "The Garden City's a Grade 1, and I don't know that she's quite ready yet for those races."

On Thursday, Sabellina worked four furlongs in 50.02 seconds over the Oklahoma training track. Sabellina, a daughter of Langfuhr, is coming off a nose win in the Yaddo Handicap here on Aug. 18.

Saranac field may get bigger

With the absence of Artie Schiller from the Grade 3 Saranac, Monday's closing-day feature, the field is expected to grow. Mustanfar was second behind Artie Schiller in the Grade 2 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame on Aug. 9, and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin is excited about the longer distance and the fact that he does not have to face Artie Schiller again.

The Saranac is for 3-year-olds on the turf and is run at 1 3/16 miles. Prince Arch, who defeated division leader Kitten's Joy in the Grade 3 Jefferson Cup at Churchill Downs, is the likely favorite.

Mustanfar has been a stakes performer on dirt and turf, including a win in the Grade 3 Lexington on the turf at Belmont on July 18. Icy Atlantic finished first in that race but was disqualified, and Mustanfar was placed first. In the Hall of Fame, Mustanfar hit the gate at the start, then made up ground late to get up by a nose for second.

McLaughlin said he considered running Mustanfar in the Pennsylvania Derby on the dirt Monday, but decided against that based on the strength of the field. He added that Mustanfar will probably run again on the dirt later this year.

Todd Pletcher said Icy Atlantic, winner of the Grade 3 Jersey Derby, will skip the Saranac. Pletcher said he has not picked out the next race for Icy Atlantic.

* Funny Cide, second to Evening Attire in the Grade 2 Saratoga Breeders' Cup on Aug. 22, worked out for the first time since that race on Thursday. He breezed a half-mile in a bullet 46.87 seconds.

* Dynever, the beaten favorite in the Grade 1 Suburban on July 3, breezed three furlongs over the Oklahoma training track on Thursday with exercise rider Christophe Lorieul up. The workout was unrecorded.

- additional reporting by Ryan Goldberg