09/24/2002 12:00AM

Super Frolic stuck with no place to run


MIAMI - Trainer Milt Wolfson has racked up the frequent flyer miles this summer traveling across the country with The Judge Sez Who, who has made his last four starts at Thistledown, Mountaineer Park, Remington Park, and Louisiana Downs. He may find himself adding to those mileage totals during the fall with his newest star, Super Frolic, who remained undefeated with an impressive 4 1/4-length victory at Calder on Saturday in the $100,000 Foolish Pleasure Stakes.

Super Frolic won for the third time in as many starts when he stretched out around two turns for the first time in the mile-and-70-yard Foolish Pleasure. The problem Wolfson now faces is finding a race for Super Frolic, a son of Pine Bluff who is not eligible for the $400,000 In Reality division of the Florida Stallion Stakes on Oct. 12.

"I thought he ran a hell of a race on Saturday," said Wolfson, who watched Super Frolic's performance on television from Louisiana Downs, where he saddled The Judge Sez Who to a fourth-place finish in the Super Derby.

The next stakes carded locally for 2-year-olds who are not eligible for the Stallion series is the $100,000 Mecke on Nov. 30, and that race is on grass. The next juvenile stakes on the main track is the What a Pleasure on Dec. 14.

"I've already starting studying the stakes books to see what's available," said Wolfson. "One option would be the Lane's End Futurity at Keeneland, but that's on Oct. 5 and would mean bringing him back a bit quick. There are some hundred-granders around, but it costs $20,000 to fly a horse if you're on the plane alone, which means you need to win that type of race or be lucky to break even."

Super Frolic is eligible for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, but that, too, seems an unlikely option at this point.

"He has no graded earnings so the only way he could even get into the Juvenile would be to run in the Lane's End," said Wolfson. "It's too bad they don't write an open stakes for 2-year-olds on the same card as the Stallion Stakes finales. There are several nice 2-year-olds on the grounds this year who are not eligible for the Stallion races, and I'm sure one or more of the out-of-town trainers shipping in for one of the six or seven others stakes on the card would bring down a 2-year-old if the purse was big enough."

While Super Frolic will not race in the Stallion Stakes finale, several of his victims in the Foolish Pleasure figure to wheel back in the In Reality, including Trust N Luck and The Name's Bond, second and fourth on Saturday. Lawbook, who won the first two legs of the open division of the Stallion series, passed the Foolish Pleasure, and will go directly into the In Reality on Oct. 12.

Ivanavinalot, who romped to an easy victory in Saturday's $100,000 Brave Raj Stakes, will be the likely favorite in the $400,000 My Dear Girl Stakes, which is co-featured along with the In Reality on the $1.65 million Festival of the Sun card. Dakota Light and Heavenly Miss, second and fourth in the Brave Raj, are also expected to come back in the My Dear Girl.

Pace hurt The Judge

Wolfson said the Super Derby pace didn't set up for The Judge Sez Who.

"He drew an outside post and was forced to race wide around the first turn," said Wolfson. "In addition, there was very little pace in the race."

As a result of that lack of pace, said Wolfson, jockey Eibar Coa had to start urging The Judge Sez Who "at the five-eighths pole. This horse will give you one solid three-furlong run, so he hung a little bit at the end because he moved too early. As it was, he didn't get beat very far for second."

The Judge Sez Who will likely make his next two starts at Calder.

"I'll probably run him next on the turf in the Calder Derby," said Wolfson of the Oct 12 race. "He grassed once and got into trouble but I think he'll handle it. Then there is that $1 million Florida-bred stakes day here in November that he's eligible for. After that we'll probably just wait for Gulfstream."

Festival to draw host of shippers

Bob Umphrey, Calder's racing secretary, spent the weekend recruiting candidates for the nine stakes to be run on the Festival of the Sun card and said the response was extremely positive.

"It's a little early to get specific with names, since the races don't close until Saturday, but Bill Mott, Todd Pletcher, Christophe Clement, Rusty Arnold, Ken McPeek, Steve Flint, Dale Romans, and Elliott Walden all expressed an interest in sending horses down for one or more of the races," said Umphrey.

Umphrey said Romans will likely ship Mister Deux to town for the In Reality. Mister Deux won his debut at Saratoga and finished second making his only other start in Delaware Park's $200,000 Consignor Stakes on Aug. 31.