08/27/2003 11:00PM

Two aces on all-juvenile card


MIAMI. - Sir Oscar and French Village will put their unblemished records and leadership in the local 2-year-old divisions on the line in Saturday's $125,000 Affirmed and Susan's Girl divisions of Calder's Florida Stallion Stakes. The Affirmed, for males, and Susan's Girl, for females, both at seven furlongs, are the richest of six stakes races on a unique 13-race program made up of races exclusively for 2-year-olds.

The Affirmed is also the first leg in a national pick three that also includes the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes from Saratoga and the Bassinet Stakes from River Downs.

French Village appears to have the easier task of the two favorites. A daughter of Jules, French Village was untested in her two wins and easily defeated four of her six Susan's Girl rivals in an 3 1/4-length victory in the six-furlong Desert Vixen Stakes three weeks ago. Trainer Bill White will turn the reins over to Gary Boulanger for the first time on Saturday.

One Smart Lady and Chatter Chatter are the only two members of the Susan's Girl field who have yet to be defeated by French Village.

One Smart Lady ships to south Florida off a maiden win at Monmouth Park for owner-breeder Gil Campbell. She will be saddled for the first time in the Susan's Girl by trainer Kathleen O'Connell.

Chatter Chatter is a former stablemate of French Village but recently was transferred from White's barn to that of trainer Marty Wolfson. A homebred daughter of Lost Soldier, Chatter Chatter is winless in two starts but is the only member of the field to have run seven furlongs - and she enters the race off a bullet five-furlong work on Aug. 25.

Family Favorite shipped in from New England and was second in the Desert Vixen, then remained on the grounds to prepare for the Susan's Girl. Trainer George Handy has engaged jockey Jorge Chavez to ride both Family Favorite in the Susan's Girl and her stablemate Kipper's Night in the Affirmed.

Sir Oscar, the Affirmed favorite, is perfect in three starts and showed a new dimension when rallying from off the pace to a four-length victory in the Dr. Fager Stakes. But the son of Halo's Image must prove he can successfully stretch out to seven furlongs in an Affirmed field of 14.

Trainer Ronny Werner brought Perpetual Peace here from Kentucky for the Affirmed. Perpetual Peace withstood a race-long pace duel to win his only previous start, going five furlongs at Ellis Park on July 12. Like many others in the field, Perpetual Peace must prove he can handle the added distance.

Kipper's Night and Baronage finished second and third, respectively, in the Dr. Fager.

Kipper's Night had traffic trouble on the turn and finished a clear second in the Dr. Fager, his local debut. He was also second behind the odds-on Deputy Storm three weeks earlier in Monmouth's Tyro Stakes.

Baronage overcame trouble at the break and on the turn to finish fastest of all in the Dr. Fager and should relish the added distance on Saturday. Claimed for $40,000 earlier this summer by trainer Eddie Plesa Jr., he is part of an uncoupled entry along with the speedy Count Montbrook.