Any doubt that Stride Rite Racing Stable, Inc.’s Frolic’s Revenge was the best 3-year-old distance filly based at Calder Casino & Race Course was eliminated Saturday when the homebred daughter of Vindication toyed with an overmatched field of rivals in the $55,000 Regal Gal, prevailing by 17 lengths while running the one mile distance in 1:38.94.
Trained by Milt Wolfson, and ridden from post two by Luis Saez, Frolic’s Revenge was forwardly-placed during the early stages of the Regal Gal, content to track early leader Conway Two Step, who was returning from an eight-month layoff, through opening splits of :24.20 and :48.21.
“I wanted to put her in a good position, in second or third, and I was able to do that,” Saez said. “I knew the other filly (Conway Two Step) was so fast, so I let her go to the lead and sat second.”
As the field made its way through the final turn, Frolic’s Revenge pounced on the overpowered leader, immediately opening up a clear advantage on her beaten prey. The filly expanded her lead to double-digit lengths in mid-stretch, extending that margin of defeat through the wire.
“At the three-eighths pole, I could feel that my filly was strong, so I asked her,” Saez said. “And you saw what happened, she just galloped.”
Frolic’s Revenge returned $3.80, $2.40, and $2.20 for the win. Topazio paid $10.80 and $7.60 when best of a beaten bunch in second, while Sinister Brew brought back $5.40 when finishing third.
Completing the order of finish was Indy Crown, Wild Kira, Conway Two Step, and Criolla Linda.
With her victory in the Regal Gal, Frolic’s Revenge became the first two-time stakes winner at the 2012 Calder Meet, having also captured the $100,000 Calder Oaks on April 28. The Kentucky-bred filly now boasts a lifetime record of five wins from 13 starts, with a career bankroll that has surpassed the $225,000 mark.