An addendum to Fridays Eclipse Award vote column, and were sure glad we didnt fax the official ballot over to the NTRA hoof counters.

Were making a change. The change is odds-on not to affect the status of the protem juvenile fillies champion, Indian Blessing. In a game with no absolutes, shes a lock.

But following the result of Saturdays Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet, we have a new second choice in the Stonerside home-bred, Country Star. In fact, if Indian Blessings didnt have the words Breeders Cup in the race title, we would elevate the new shooter to #1.

After debuting on turf, Country Star made her synthetic surface debut in the G1 Alcibiades. Actually she entered Keenelands storied juvenile filly fixture as a maiden. So, she graduated in a G1. Thats a little unusual.

But it wasnt enough to give her consideration to break into the top three, fleshed out by the undefeated Rated Feisty and Proud Spell, 3-for-3 until her runnerup finish in the Juv Fillies.

But after Country Stars track record for a mile and a sixteenth of 1:40 2/5--thats right, track record, not stakes record, by a two-year-old filly, making her a perfect 2-for-2 in G1s around two turns.

Thats as many G1s as the protem champion, and one more around a second turn, a subjectively more impressive aesthetic for us.

With this change to insert Country Star at #2, well drop Rated Feisty a notch on our final ballot. Proud Spell? We hardly knew ye.

Actually, her Alcibiades over nine rivals was so impressive we thought about giving her an honorable mention for it, but didnt think that would be fair to the connections of Rated Feisty and/or Proud Spell. No apologies now, not after she earned her way in.

After the Alcibiades, Bobby Frankel said that the daughter of Empire Maker would not race again this year. Now we know he really meant that she wont run in the Breeders Cup this year.

(I wonder what he might have done if this was the inaugural year for the Juvenile Fillies Turf. Im just saying).

Frankel did insist that he wanted to have a good three-year-old for 2008. Well, hes got one.

You know, I probably wont send in my ballot until after Dec. 22. Thats the day they run the Cash Call Futurity for the colts at Hollypark. Whats good for the gander