06/02/2004 11:00PM

Charles Town: Florida rematch


Tidal Wave and Prince Benjamin, both wire-to-wire winners in their first start over the track after shipping from Florida, face each other for the second time in the $50,000 Summer Classic, a 1 1/8-mile race for older horses.

The first time they met, in an optional claiming race at Gulfstream in April, Prince Benjamin finished 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Tidal Wave.

The field also includes Great Commander, who has won 6 of 7 starts at Charles Town but rarely races beyond seven furlongs, and Cherokee's Boy, an also-ran in last year's Preakness who finished second in his first start over the track May 26.