08/04/2004 12:00AM

Wolfson barn packed with hot fillies


MIAMI - Trainer Marty Wolfson continues to have a way with the ladies.

On Monday, Adobe Gold rose to the top of the local 3-year-old filly division with an easy 7 1/4-length victory in the Mia's Hope Stakes. On Friday, Pampered Princess will go postward for Wolfson as one of the favorites in the $40,000 Precious Feather Stakes for fillies and mares. And next Monday, Stay Forever will have her final work before departing for Chicago to compete in Arlington Park's Grade 1 Beverly D. on Aug. 14.

Adobe Gold is a vastly improved 3-year-old who toyed with her seven rivals, including stablemate Chatter Chatter, in the 1 1/16-mile Mia's Hope, which was carded for the turf but fell victim to this past week's heavy rain.

The victory was the second straight one-sided overnight stakes win for Adobe Gold, a daughter of Touch Gold who began her career this season at Fair Grounds.

"I think she was a victim of circumstances in her first two starts down in New Orleans," said Wolfson. "The first time she ran the track was very wet, and the second time she did not break well. She's really improved a lot since she's been here, and I think ultimately she may prove better on turf than dirt, since her mother, Urus, was a top grass mare."

Wolfson said he would probably look out of town for Adobe Gold's next start.

"I'll see what's around for her up north," said Wolfson. "Aside from Ashado and a couple of the other 3-year-old fillies who race in New York, the division is pretty weak, especially around the Delaware and Maryland area."

Wolfson has not given up on Chatter Chatter, who concluded her 2-year-old campaign as the leader of her division but has been off the board in both starts since returning from knee surgery this summer.

"She didn't break really well and had to be rushed to the lead the other day," said Wolfson. "She didn't go into the race 100 percent fit, but her knees are great now, and I knew it would probably take a couple of races to get her back at her best. I think her third start will be really good, and I'm looking to bring her back on the grass since her sister Chitter Chatter was a very good turf filly."

Pampered Princess may go favored

Pampered Princess will likely vie for favoritism Friday with old rival Dakota Light in the 1 1/16-mile Precious Feather. A 4-year-old daughter of Indian Charlie, Pampered Princess has already won a pair of overnight stakes this year, and is coming off a fourth-place finish in the Nancy's Glitter Handicap.

"It all depends on the pace scenario with her," said Wolfson. "If she can get away with a 48 and change or 49 half, she'll be very tough, but last time she was pushed all the way in front. It seems any time she gets pressed, the horse or horses that press her wind up finishing last and she finishes third or fourth. I don't think she has to be in front to win, but she'll probably be on the lead from her inside post on Friday."

Stay Forever near top of division in East

Stay Forever has gone from being a local star to one of the leading members of the filly and mare turf division on the East Coast. She won Churchill Downs' Grade 3 Mint Julep Handicap, then finished second behind the red-hot Wonder Again in the Grade 2 New York Handicap.

"She was game as can be in New York," said Wolfson, "especially considering the course was very soft - she really didn't get a hold of it, and she got bumped pretty good by Spice Island through the stretch. I'm not sure if she's good enough to beat a filly like Musical Chimes, but she deserves the opportunity to run in the Beverly D."

Wolfson will also be in action out of town this weekend with his improving 3-year-old Mr. Fotis, who will compete Saturday night in the Grade 3 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park.

"I'm not sure if he's that kind, but he's trained like a really good horse and I think it's a pretty good spot for $600,000," said Wolfson.

Devils Disciple gets a Beyer Figure boost

Devils Disciple, the top 2-year-old on the grounds, got faster this week without ever leaving his stall.

Devils Disciple was credited with a 101 Beyer Speed Figure following his easy victory in the Dear Murray Stakes on July 25. But that number was upgraded in recent days to a 103, making the son of Devil His Due the fastest 2-year-old in the country at this point of the season. Diligent Prospect earned a 102 Beyer at Hollywood Park on May 30, while Afleet Alex was given a 101 for his easy win in Saratoga's Sanford Stakes on July 29.

"I upgraded all the Calder races in July two points, except for a couple of the stakes on the Summit of Speed cards," said Mark Hopkins, who makes the Beyer Figures at Calder. "The changes came about after reviewing all the par figures at the track for the past month."

Devils Disciple also had his 97 Beyer Figure on July 3 upgraded to a 99 for his easy victory in the Criterium Stakes.

Devils Disciple is being pointed for the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes, and a possible match with Afleet Alex, on Aug. 21.