10/31/2002 12:00AM

Wolfson's got it covered rain or shine


MIAMI - Trainer Marty Wolfson will have all bases covered, no matter what surprises the weatherman provides. Wolfson has five of the 14 entrants for Saturday's $40,000 Solo Haina Stakes on the turf.

Team Wolfson consists of Coolbythepool, Banderia, Stay Forever, Bail Money, and Abuela Esther for the 1 1/8-mile Solo Haina. It is likely, though, that only Banderia, Stay Forever, and perhaps Bail Money will start if the race goes as scheduled on the grass.

The Solo Haina also will be the return to south Florida of Jennasietta, who was winless in four starts up north after capturing the Calder Breeders' Cup Handicap here on May 25.

Banderia and Stay Forever are both in top form. Banderia is a versatile runner who has captured four of her last six starts, including the My Own True Love Handicap on dirt and the Aspidistra Handicap over the turf. In her most recent try she finished second behind Castlebrook over the main track in the Shocker T. Handicap.

Stay Forever is a turf specialist who has won 4 of 5 career starts, including the Noble Royalty Handicap, her stakes debut, on Sept. 28.

Bail Money returns home after finishing sixth in the Kentucky Cup Ladies Turf Stakes on Sept. 21. She was third, beaten five lengths by stablemate Banderia, in the Aspidistra, her last local appearance.

Jennasietta will have to overcome a tough post if she hopes to duplicate her one length victory over Wander Mom and Platinum Tiara in the Calder Breeders' Cup.

Notable Craft ships down from The Meadowlands, where she won two of her last three starts for trainer Kathy Mongeon.

Million Day the latest showcase

Nominations close Saturday for the inaugural edition of Florida Million Day, which features six stakes restricted to Florida breds on Nov. 16.

Topping the program will be the $200,000 Carl G. Rose Classic at 1 1/8 miles for 3-year-olds, and up and its filly and mare counterpart, the $200,000 Elmer Heubeck Distaff Handicap at 1 1/16 miles.

The remaining four stakes races on the card, all worth $150,000, are the Bonnie Heath Turf Cup for

3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles on the grass, the Jack Dudley Sprint Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs, the Joe O'Farrell Juvenile Fillies, and the Jack Price Juvenile. Both 2-year-old races will be decided at seven furlongs.

Bob Umphrey, Calder's racing secretary, is hopeful Florida Million Day will turn into another showcase event on the Calder calender, much like the Summit of Speed and Festival of the Sun.

"With the popularity and success of the Cal Cup and Maryland Millions, it's only logical we have a big day for Florida-breds as well," said Umphrey. "And the time frame for the Florida Millions is perfect, because it forms a nice bridge between the Festival of the Sun and the two Grand Slam programs we offer here during the final month of the Tropical meeting."

Umphrey was also proud of the results of the Breeders' Cup Sprint, which resembled his $400,000 Smile Sprint Handicap on Summit of Speed day. Orientate won both races, with Crafty C.T. third on each occasion. The outcome of the Breeders' Cup Sprint virtually assures Umphrey of getting graded status for the 2003 Smile Sprint.

* Hunch players took it on the chin here on Halloween after Dracula could finish no better than fourth in Thursday's fifth race. Stormy Pleasure led throughout to defeat 8-5 favorite Aeneas easily in the first-level allowance race decided on the turf.