07/18/2003 11:00PM

Stormy Frolic returns to form


MIAMI - Stormy Frolic, whose form had tailed off a bit following a decisive victory in the Calder Budweiser Breeders' Cup Handicap during the opening weekend of this meet, proved she's back on top of her game with a 1 3/4-length victory over 3-5 favorite Redoubled Miss in the Nancy's Glitter Handicap on Saturday at Calder.

Stormy Frolic raced out of her element in each of her last two starts, finishing eighth against the boys in the Dartsum Stakes and seventh over the turf in the Mia's Hope Stakes.

Trainer Milt Wolfson returned Stormy Frolic to the main track to face fillies and mares in the 1 1/16-mile Nancy's Glitter. With jockey Roger Velez aboard for the first time, Stormy Frolic stalked the early pace of 20-1 Urbana Light, moved to command on the far turn, edged well clear while still in hand in early stretch, then withstood the rally of Redoubled Miss.

Redoubled Miss raced between horses a half-dozen lengths off the pace, launched her bid after six furlongs, but could not get to the winner. Urbana Light finished a tiring third, another 3 3/4 lengths behind Redoubled Miss.

Stormy Frolic, a 4-year-old daughter of Summer Squall, is owned by the Stride Rite Racing Stable. She covered the distance in 1:45.65 over a fast track and paid $6.80.

Apprentice Eddie Castro, the second leading rider at Calder, won five races on the Saturday card.