Trainer Christophe Clement reported Sunday that both of his runners in
the Grade 3 Noble Damsel – winner Naples
Bay and fourth-place finisher Federation
– returned well from Saturday’s one-mile turf race.
Bay is doing well and
Federation came back in good order as well,” Clement said. “No
further plan at the moment, we’ll enjoy it for a few days. Everything is
possible. Everything is wide open.”
This morning Clement sent out Waterford Stable’s Summer Front to breeze a half mile over Belmont Park’s inner turf course in 51.63.
Summer Front, a four-time stakes winner whose biggest victory to date came in
the Grade 3 Hill Prince on June 16 at Belmont,
exits a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park on August 18. The trainer also
worked Cheyenne Stables’ Mystical Star (five
furlongs in 1:03.59), winner of the Grade 2 New York at Belmont
on June 30 and exiting an eighth-place effort in Arlington’s Grade 1 Beverly D.
“Summer Front had a nice work this morning; it was his first
since the Secretariat,” said Clement. “He finished third, and I
thought he had not much racing luck. He will run in the Jamaica [Grade 1, 1 1/8 miles on
October 6]. Mystical Star worked this morning as well, and she’s a
possibility for the Flower Bowl [Grade 1, 1 ¼ miles on September 29]. I’m
not sure about it yet, but she’s possible.”