08/31/2007 11:00PM

Wise Answer makes most of his luck


MIAMI - Wise Answer took advantage of the absence of division leader Big City Man and a mishap that caused Turnpike Tommy to lose his rider leaving the chute to register an easy 6 3/4-length triumph over Hey Byrn in Saturday's $150,000 Affirmed Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

The Affirmed was the sixth and last stakes on Calder's Juvenile Showcase program, which featured all 2-year-old races, and completed an all-stakes pick six that returned $8,123.40 for $1.

Big City Man was scratched out of the seven-furlong Affirmed when he was sold privately the previous afternoon.

Turnpike Tommy rushed up the rail to challenge Wise Answer for the early lead in the Affirmed when he swerved suddenly leaving the chute and lost jockey Jeffrey Sanchez. Sanchez appeared to walk away from the incident without injury.

With Turnpike Tommy out of the race, Wise Answer quickly opened a big lead and was never seriously challenged despite failing to change leads through the stretch.

Wise Answer covered the distance in 1:24.17 over a fast track under jockey Ray Fuentes and paid $5.80 as the favorite in the Affirmed, the middle leg of the open division of the Stallion Stakes series. Wise Answer, a homebred son of Wised Up, is trained by David Brownlee for the J D Farms.

Calico Bay: Silk Ridge romps

Silk Ridge proved her upset victory in the Desert Vixen Stakes was no fluke when she posted an even easier 8 3/4-length victory over Calico Bay in the $150,000 Susan's Girl Stakes. Silk Ridge will attempt to complete a sweep of the filly division of the Florida Stallion Stakes in the $400,000 Susan's Girl on Oct. 13.

Under jockey Manny Aguilar, Silk Ridge stalked the pace of Maggiesuptown, moved to command approaching the quarter pole, and was never threatened.

Bond Princess, the 9-5 favorite, stumbled leaving the gate and was never a serious factor while finishing a well-beaten third. The order of finish mirrored that of the six-furlong Desert Vixen, the first Stallion Stakes race for fillies.

Silk Ridge covered seven furlongs in 1:24.61 and returned $16.60. She was 13-1 in the Desert Vixen.

Catcharisingstar: 'Excessive' scores

Excessive Heat ($2.60) continued her dominance of the 2-year-old filly turf division, drawing away to a 3o1/2-length victory over 26-1 Satellite Phone in the $45,000 Catcharisingstar Stakes. A daughter of Bring the Heat, Excessive Heat was an even easier winner of the GTOBA Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes in her previous outing.

Elvis Trujillo rode the winner for trainer Larry Rivelli.

Seacliff: Honey Honey Honey wins

Honey Honey Honey ($9.40) led throughout under jockey Juan Leyva to post a 1 1/2-length victory in the $55,000 Seacliff Stakes.

Honey Honey Honey shook off several challenges en route to his first stakes win. Ed the Boxer rallied from nearly 20 lengths back after the opening half-mile to outfinish Hypocrite by a half-length for second. Surrealdeal, the 8-5 favorite, finished fourth.

Turf Dash: 'Authority' coasts

Ultimate Authority ($9.40) benefited when early pacesetter Ivannarun bolted on the turn, slipping inside the leaders to open a long lead and coasting to a 7 1/2-length triumph in the $55,000 Fasig-Tipton Turf Dash for 2-year-olds. The entry of Heaven's Awesome and Parisian Friend finished second and thirdy.

Leyva won his second straight stakes on Ultimate Authority, a homebred trained by Angel Salinas for owner Michael Sherman.

* Asi Asi ($15.40) stepped up off a maiden claiming win to register a convincing 2 3/4-length victory over Awesome Dreamer in the $55,000 Lindsay Frolic Stakes for 2-year-old fillies and mares. Julio Garcia rode Asi Asi, a daughter of Yes It's True, to her second straight victory for trainer Henry Collazo.