ELMONT, N.Y. &ndash; Coming off a dominant victory in the Grade 2 Vagrancy Handicap here June 4, Hilda&rsquo;s Passion would have been a logical candidate for next weekend&rsquo;s Grade 1, $350,000 Princess Rooney Handicap at Calder.\r\nDespite the larger purse and the fact she would have been an odds-on favorite in that six-furlong race, Hilda&rsquo;s Passion remained home in New York to run in Sunday&rsquo;s Grade 3, $150,000 Bed o&rsquo; Roses Handicap, where she also figures to be heavily favored in this seven-furlong stakes.\r\n&ldquo;We didn&rsquo;t want to ship her out right now,&rdquo; said Jack Wolf, the managing partner of Starlight Racing, which owns Hilda&rsquo;s Passion along with Charles Glasscock. &ldquo;She&rsquo;s doing very well at Belmont, she likes the surface. She&rsquo;ll run here and hopefully be ready for the Ballerina and the Breeders&rsquo; Cup.&rdquo;\r\nBoth the Ballerina, run at Saratoga on Aug. 27, and the Breeders&rsquo; Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, run Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs, are Grade 1 events run at seven furlongs.\r\nHilda&rsquo;s Passion may be the best older filly and mare sprinter in the country. During the Gulfstream meet, Hilda&rsquo;s Passion was beaten a neck by Tar Heel Mom in the Grade 3 Sugar Swirl, but came back to win the Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie and Grade 2 Inside Information. After finishing second to Sassy Image in the Grade 1 Humana Distaff at Churchill on Derby Day, Hilda&rsquo;s Passion won the Vagrancy by 5 1/4 lengths, despite stumbling at the start.\r\nTrainer Todd Pletcher said he would run back in the Bed o&rsquo; Roses, provided the weight assignment wasn&rsquo;t too steep. She picked up only one pound from the race and will carry 124 pounds, a concession of nine to 11 pounds to the field. In the Vagrancy, she spotted runner-up Curlina 10 pounds.\r\nHilda&rsquo;s Passion earned a 108 Beyer Speed Figure in the Vagrancy, and while there is a chance she could regress, or bounce, it still might not be enough for anyone in this field to beat her. She will break from post 6 under Javier Castellano.\r\n&ldquo;Off of her effort last time, you could be concerned about a regression, but she tends to be a fairly consistent filly,&rdquo; said Jonathan Thomas, assistant to Pletcher.\r\nIf there is an upset to be had, perhaps Christine Daae is the best candidate. A 4-year-old daughter of Giant&rsquo;s Causeway, Christine Daae returned from an eight-month layoff to win a second-level allowance race by four lengths at Gulfstream Park on April 22. It was her first start since she finished sixth in the Grade 1 Test at Saratoga last Aug. 7. She emerged from that race with bone bruising, according to trainer Patrick Biancone.\r\n&ldquo;She had a good comeback race, she ran hard when she won, I wanted to keep her at seven furlongs, so we waited for this race,&rdquo; Biancone said. &ldquo;For sure, [Hilda&rsquo;s Passion] is the horse to beat. She&rsquo;s the best sprinter in the country. I hope we can beat her, I&rsquo;m not sure we can do that.&rdquo;\r\nCurlina, second to Hilda&rsquo;s Passion in the Vagrancy; Spa City Princess, fourth in the Grade 2 Shuvee; Tamarind Hall, Kid Kate, and Comic Marvel complete the lineup.