09/08/2004 12:00AM

Super Frolic will run if Mile is moved to dirt

Jim Lisa
Super Frolic is dangerous on dirt but 0 for 6 on the grass.

MIAMI - After dealing with Hurricane Frances and its aftermath last weekend everybody in the local area has seen about enough rain for the time being. Everyone that is except trainer Milt Wolfson.

Wolfson wouldn't mind seeing just enough precipitation at the end of the week to keep Saturday's $150,000 Miami Mile Breeders' Cup Handicap at Calder off the turf for the second straight year. Wolf needs rain to give his handicap star Super Frolic a chance to run.

Wolfson will enter Super Frolic in the Miami Mile but intends to put him in the starting gate only if the race is taken off the turf. Super Frolic is the undisputed leader of the local handicap division on dirt but failed to hit the board for the sixth time in as many tries on grass when a well-beaten 11th in the Side Bar Stakes here last month.

"That's it for him on the grass," said Wolfson. "I've learned my lesson with him as far as the turf is concerned. He just wants no part of it. I'm just hoping we can get enough rain to take this race off the turf so he can run because there really isn't anything else for him around here on the dirt for a while."

Wolfson had a roller-coaster day on Monday. He felt the elation of Cherokee Chase's 4 1/4-length victory in the Seacliff Stakes and the dejection of Lucky Frolic's fourth-place finish as the 3-5 favorite in the Fasig Tipton Turf Dash.

Cherokee Chase earned himself a starting berth in the $400,000 In Reality Stakes, the final of the open division of the Florida Stallion Stakes, with his performance in the one-mile Seacliff.

"The way he was drawing off at the end of this race was encouraging and it should really set him up well for the In Reality," said Wolfson. "I probably won't run him again before that race."

Cherokee Chase is by Rizzi and Cherokyfrolicflash, which makes him a half-sister to Smok'n Frolic, who recently retired with earnings of more than $1.4 million.

Dansetta Light also earned herself a ticket to the final round of the Stallion Stakes, the $400,000 My Dear Girl, with her neck victory over Frosty Royalty in Monday's $50,000 Lindsay Frolic Stakes.

"She was just waiting for the extra distance," said trainer David Brownlee. "I don't know what will be next but the main goal is the My Dear Girl."

* Friday's program will feature three entry-level allowance races, the best of which should provide the once highly regarded Our Exploit with an excellent opportunity to get back on the winning track for the first time since she won a maiden race in her career debut as a 2-year-old last summer.