12/05/2003 1:00AM

Weight has yet to stop Petrina Above


MIAMI - Petrina Above has dominated the local filly-and-mare turf sprint division all season. But she could prove a vulnerable favorite when she faces 11 rivals, including old friend Sea Span, in Sunday's $35,000 Bluff's Dividend, an overnight stakes at five furlongs on Calder's grass course.

Petrina Above has posted three victories and a second in four starts against females this year, with two of those wins coming in stakes races. She also finished seventh after steadying several times against males in the Calder Turf Sprint Handicap.

Trained by Frank Carlisi, Petrina Above has carried high weight of 122 or 124 pounds in each of those victories. She is topweighted at 122 pounds on Sunday.

Sea Span, making her turf debut following 22 starts on dirt, was beaten a neck by Petrina Above after setting the pace in the Courtlin Stakes on Oct. 19. A versatile filly, Sea Span was a game winner of the Princess Mora Stakes over the main course during the summer and could take this field from gate to wire with a clean beginning.

All the Honor, a promising 3-year-old, is another filly who has taken readily to the turf. All the Honor has registered allowance victories at five furlongs and a mile since being switching to the grass for the first time on Oct. 12.

The Bluff's Dividend attracted four invaders, the most dangerous of whom will be Twice as Sweet and Paga.

Twice as Sweet is a five-time turf winner who comes off a fifth-place finish in The Witches Brew Stakes at The Meadowlands.

Paga, winner of Santa Anita's Grade 3 Monrovia Handicap earlier in her career, has been lightly raced the past two seasons. She flashed early speed before tiring after breaking through the gate prior to the start of the Grade 3 Ken Maddy Handicap in October at Santa Anita. She should improve off that race, her first start in more than six months.

Wolfson pair primed for repeat

Trainer Milt Wolfson is hoping history will repeat when he sends out The Judge Sez Who and Stormy Frolic to defend their titles in the Fred W. Hooper and Stage Door Betty handicaps on the Dec. 27 Grand Slam II program.

The Judge Sez Who upset old nemesis Best of the Rest to capture the 2002 Hooper, while Stormy Frolic defeated Small Promises and Redoubled Miss to win the Stage Door Betty earlier on that same card.

"It sure would be nice to win them both again," Wolfson said Friday.

The Judge Sez Who is coming off a much needed outing in the Carl G. Rose Classic. He finished third in that race behind Best of the Rest while making his first since having undergone a second knee surgery.

Wolfson opted to run The Judge Sez Who in the Rose when the race came up with only a five-horse field but knew going in that his multiple graded-stakes winner would likely need the race. The Judge Sez Who's main objective this winter is the $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic at Santa Anita.

Stormy Frolic's form has tailed off since she won the Nancy's Glitter Handicap on July 19, but she worked a brilliant mile in 1:41.20 on Dec. 1.

"I really didn't need her to go that fast, but that's okay," said Wolfson.

Stormy Frolic had worked a mile in 1:41.60 just six days prior to winning the Calder Breeders' Cup Handicap by 6 3/4 lengths on April 26.