09/21/2005 11:00PM

Gomez sends out a pair of his star's understudies

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Jim Lisa
Weekend Weather, taking the Seacliff, is the lone stakes winner in Saturday's Foolish Pleasure BC.

MIAMI - While division leader In Summation cools his heels awaiting next month's In Reality Stakes and an opportunity to sweep the open division of the Florida Stallion Stakes, a couple of his promising stablemates will attempt to pick up the slack in Saturday's $150,000 Foolish Pleasure Breeders' Cup Stakes at Calder.

The mile-and-70-yard Foolish Pleasure is one of four stakes race to be decided on Calder's 13-race Festival of the Sun preview card.

Frank Gomez, who trains the undefeated In Summation, will send out the uncoupled entry of Rehoboth and Weekend Weather against five rivals in the Foolish Pleasure. Rehoboth may be the stronger of the pair, coming off two easy seven-furlong victories, including an 11 3/4-length trouncing of first-level allowance rivals on Aug. 19.

"He's coming along good, and while he has never been around two turns, I'm not worried about the distance with him," Gomez said of Rehoboth. "It's just a question of whether he's got enough class. It looks like we've got two horses to beat in there, Blazing Rate and R Loyal Man."

may be the lesser regarded of the Gomez duo even though he is the lone stakes winner in the field. He rallied to a half-length victory over a sloppy track earlier this month in the Seacliff Stakes. Kristi Chapman, who has been aboard both Gomez runners in their recent starts, has chosen Rehoboth on Saturday with Richard Bracho set to ride Weekend Weather.

has been impressive in his only two starts, winning his maiden by 5 3/4 lengths going five furlongs on Aug. 13, and returning to finish second behind In Summation in the seven-furlong Affirmed. His Beyer Speed Figures of 90 and 91 are easily better than any of his competition in the Foolish Pleasure.

"I asked a lot of him to go an additional quarter-mile in his last start and now I'm asking him to do the same thing on Saturday," said trainer Richard Root. "I don't really know how this race will turn out, although I think he should be able to handle two turns."

is the only graded stakes-placed runner in the lineup but has not started since finishing a troubled second in the Grade 3 Bashford Manor Stakes at Churchill Downs on July 10. R Loyal Man has worked well for his return and could prove the one to catch under jockey Manoel Cruz if he can break alertly from the rail.

Tizzys No Saint returns from New York, where he was overmatched finishing a distant fourth in the Grade 1 Hopeful on Aug. 27. Tizzys No Saint finished second and third behind In Summation earlier in the meet.