12/30/2002 12:00AM

We've seen these fillies before


MIAMI - If Wednesday's $100,000 Tropical Park Oaks at Calder has a familiar look it doesn't necessarily mean you're seeing double from too much New Year's Eve revelry. It's because the field for the 1 1/16-mile Oaks contains five of the first six fillies across the wire from last month's Hollywood Wildcat Stakes.

Sweettrickydancer, Askforaraise, Running Debate, and U K Trick ran first through fourth and Hurry was Home sixth in the Hollywood Wildcat. They will be joined in the Tropical Oaks by new faces Devil at the Wire and Civility Cat and local hopefuls Themus and Stars Go Blue.

Sweettrickydancer rallied from far back to outfinish Askforaraise by a length to capture the Hollywood Wildcat. The victory was her third straight, all on grass. Running Debate, who dropped more than a dozen lengths off the early pace, finished full of run to be third and has since worked a bullet five furlongs on the main track. U K Trick was also doing her best running a bit too late in the Hollywood Wildcat, which was her first start since switching trainers to Elliott Walden.

Devil at the Wire appears to be the most dangerous of the invaders, having shown much improvement since switching to the turf and since trainer Ken McPeek added blinkers to her equipment two starts back.

Civility Cat is already stakes placed on grass, having finished third behind the then-undefeated Ocean Drive in The Meadowlands' Salem County Stakes.

Millions on the mind

The Judge Sez Who, who rallied past favorite Best of the Rest to win Saturday's Grade 3 Fred Hooper Handicap, will make his next start in Gulfstream Park's $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic. Best of the Rest is expected to join The Judge Sez Who in the Classic, as are Hooper also-rans Booklet and Sir Bear. The Sunshine Millions Classic is the richest of eight stakes races restricted to California- and Florida-breds to be run at Gulfstream and Santa Anita on Jan. 25.

Bailey gets No. 66

Strawberry Blonde rallied to a neck decision over Libretto in Monday's $39,900 Going Up Stakes, giving jockey Jerry Bailey his 66th stakes winner in 2002. The win leaves him two shy of Mike Smith's single season North American record, set in 1994.

Strawberry Blonde, who finished second in the Grade 3 Athenia and My Charmer handicaps in her last two starts, is trained by Christophe Clement. She paid $3.60.