12/10/2002 1:00AM

Trust N Luck tries final juvenile stakes


MIAMI - The final two stakes for 2-year-olds at Calder this year will be run Saturday: the $100,000 What a Pleasure and its filly counterpart, the $100,000 Three Ring.

Trust N Luck, easy winner of the In Reality Stakes on Oct. 12 but fourth as the 3-2 favorite in the Jack Price Stakes in his most recent start, tops the lineup for the 1 1/16-mile What a Pleasure. Trust N Luck worked an easy mile over a sloppy track in 1:49 on Tuesday.

Trainers Ken McPeek and Bill White each nominated three to the What a Pleasure. McPeek is most likely to start White Cat, who finished sixth after making a big run at the undefeated Soto in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

White will choose from Mecke Stakes winner Millennium Storm, R. Associate, and True Enough.

Other potential What a Pleasure starters include Amazement, New Jersey invader Flank Attack, Fort Smith, Lex Luthier, and either Patriotic Flame or Supervisor from the barn of Manny Tortora.

Only nine 2-year-old fillies were nominated to the Three Ring, led by two-time stakes winner Bolaro and Canadian invader Smart Angel. Calder locals include Lady Stars, Never Fail, and Nonour.

No marathon for Wander Mom

Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. has decided not to stretch out Wander Mom to 1 1/2 miles in the Grade 2 La Prevoyante Handicap on Dec. 28. Wander Mom won her first graded stakes in Saturday's Grade 3 My Charmer Handicap at 1 1/8 miles.

"I don't think it would be in her best interests to change anything right now," Plesa said. "I also would like to give the filly a little time off before looking for her next race. It's just great she finally got a graded stakes win. Not only does she deserve one but it will likely double her value when she's finally retired to stud."

Wander Mom is a 4-year-old homebred daughter of Maria's Mon and Wander Storm and she is owned by Jaime Carrion.

Wander Mom will likely race next year, Plesa said.

"I'll consider what options are out there for her, either at Gulfstream Park or perhaps even at the Fair Grounds, where the competition might just be a little easier for her this winter," he said.

* Best of the Rest and Sir Bear both tuned up Tuesday morning for the Grade 3 Fred Hooper Handicap on Dec. 28. Best of the Rest worked five furlongs around the dogs in 1:02.20 and Sir Bear went a more leisurely half-mile in 51.60 seconds. Both are expected to run in the $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park Jan. 25.

* Jockey Alberto Castillo won the Group 1 Clasico del Caribe at El Comandante Racetrack in Puerto Rico on Sunday aboard the Venezuelan-bred Gran Abuelo. Castillo is eighth in the Tropical meeting jockey standings with 13 victories. Last year, local rider Rosemary Homeister Jr. became the first female jockey to win the Clasico del Caribe.

* Patricia Perlsweig, the wife of former trainer Danny Perlsweig, died last weekend at the couple's Hollywood, Fla., home. She was 75.