04/25/2007 11:00PM

Wolfson has five cracks at Miami Mile


Trainer Marty Wolfson has five of the 12 horses in the lineup for Saturday's $150,000 Miami Breeders' Cup Mile at Calder. But Wolfson would be the first to admit he will have his work cut out winning the Grade 3 race in a field that also features Classic Campaign and Hotstufanthensome.

The Miami Mile highlights a 12-race program that includes three other stakes, the $150,000 Hollywood Wildcat Breeders' Cup Handicap, the $100,000 Ponche Handicap, and the $100,000 Unbridled Stakes.

Wolfson entered Mending Fences, Manchu Prince, Can't Beat it, Electric Light, and Elizabul in the Miami Mile. The last three make up a Live Oak Plantation entry.

"I've run four horses in a race before but never five," said Wolfson. "This is a race that sets up for deep closers and I have a couple of those in here, including Can't Beat It, who is turning back to a more suitable distance today. I just don't think he is a three-turn horse, which is why he ran so poorly in his last start."

Wolfson was referring to Can't Beat It's 10th-place finish in the 1 3/8-mil Mac Diarmida.

Last year at 3, Can't Beat It rallied to win the 1 1/8-mile Calder Derby and the 7 1/2-furlong Pete Axthelm Stakes over the Calder turf course.

Wolfson said he might scratch Electric Light and Mending Fences, who is coming off a Grade 3 win in Houston. Both are front-runners.

"This is a pretty tough spot because it also sets up for both Classic Campaign and Hotstufanthensome, who to me are the ones to beat," Wolfson said.

Classic Campaign gets an eight-pound weight shift from Hotstufanthensome after finishing less than a half-length behind that rival in the Tampa Bay Breeders' Cup Handicap on Feb. 24. He has since returned to finish second behind Grade 1 winner Ashkal Way in the Lure Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

Hotstufanthensome has a win and four close second-place finishes in his last four starts, the victory coming at Tampa Bay Downs. He was defeated by a half-length by the Grade 1 winner Jambalaya in the 1o1/2-mile Pan American Handicap on March 31.

Gigawatt is the defending champion in the Miami Mile. He will be reunited with jockey Chantal Sutherland, who rode him to a half-length win last year at odds of 29-1. Gigawatt must avoid a potential speed duel with Grade 3 winner Giant Wrecker, Jet Propulsion, and Paradise Dancer.