07/16/2003 11:00PM

Stormy Frolic tries to rebound


MIAMI - The local filly and mare handicap division lost its perennial leaders with the retirements of Castlebrook and Coolbythepool. Now a new generation will look to fill the void, beginning Saturday with the $75,000 Nancy's Glitter Handicap at Calder.

Castlebrook and Coolbythepool won the first two runnings of the 1 1/16-mile Nancy's Glitter. This year's edition figures to be won by either Stormy Frolic or Redoubled Miss, who will carry 118 and 117 pounds, respectively, in a field of seven.

Stormy Frolic seeks to recapture the form that saw her dominate the Calder Budweiser Breeders' Cup Handicap earlier in the meet, in a field that included Redoubled Miss. In her last two starts, Stormy Frolic raced out of her element when finishing eighth against males in the Dartsum Stakes and seventh on grass in the Mia's Hope Stakes. She is the only member of the field to have earned a triple-digit Beyer Figure, which she has done twice.

Redoubled Miss rebounded from her third-place finish behind Stormy Frolic in the Calder BC with two sharp efforts. The first was an easy 2 1/2-length victory over high-priced optional claiming competition on May 11. Then she finished a late-striding second behind the loose-on-the-lead Win's Fair Lady in the Bimini Flyer Stakes.

Trainer Milt Wolfson has named Roger Velez to ride Stormy Frolic for the first time, while Manoel Cruz takes his regular seat aboard Redoubled Miss for trainer Ron Spatz.

Rounding out the field are Urbana Light, Tasso Run, Sierra Lady, Mystical Beauty, and Scottish Bubbly.

With her inside post, Urbana Light will likely try to steal the Nancy's Glitter on the lead. She finished a tiring third in the Liberada Handicap on June 1.

Tasso Run remains winless since her 2-year-old campaign in 2001. She finished third, 8 1/2 lengths behind Redoubled Miss, in the Bimini Flyer.

Sierra Lady steps back into stakes company after an easy three-length victory against second-level allowance company over a sloppy track four weeks ago.

Mystical Beauty finished second as the 4-5 favorite behind Sierra Lady in her last start and is the lone 3-year-old in the race.

Scottish Bubbly, claimed for $10,000 here last fall, ran off five straight victories during the winter but has since gone winless in her last four starts. She finished second behind Redoubled Miss in an optional claiming race on May 11, and rallied to finish fourth shortening up to seven furlongs for the Vivace Stakes in her last start.