11/08/2005 12:00AM

No Florida Million for In Summation


MIAMI - Entries were drawn Monday at Calder for Saturday's Florida Million Day program, and the one horse conspicuous by his absence from the overnight sheet was the local 2-year-old sensation In Summation, who had been scheduled to run in the $150,000 Jack Price Juvenile Stakes.

The Florida Million is a series of eight stakes for horses bred in Florida.

In Summation won his first five starts before falling inches short of completing a sweep of the open division of the Florida Stallion Stakes when he was beaten a nose by Blazing Rate in the 1 1/16-mile In Reality Stakes on Oct. 15. Trainer Frank Gomez had hoped to complete In Summation's 2-year-old campaign in the seven-furlong Jack Price, but had to withdraw his star from consideration because of illness.

"He ran a temperature and got to coughing about six days ago," Gomez said on Tuesday morning. "He's better now but still coughing, and I can't run him in that condition."

Gomez said he will likely give In Summation the rest of the year off to both recuperate and rest up for his 3-year-old campaign.

"I'll talk it over with the owner, but we probably won't do anything with him now until Gulfstream," said Gomez.

Gomez will still be well represented in the Jack Price with the uncoupled pair of Rehoboth and Weekend Weather. Rehoboth is the stronger of the two juveniles, having already won twice at seven furlongs before finishing a tiring fourth behind Blazing Rate after contesting the early pace in the one mile and 70-yard Foolish Pleasure Breeders' Cup Stakes on Sept. 24.

"He's no In Summation, but he's not bad either," said Gomez of Rehoboth.

Even without the daunting presence of In Summation, the Jack Price drew only seven horses and six betting interests, including the coupled entry of Big Lover and Old Town Pond. One trainer who would have gone into the Jack Price had he known In Summation was out is David Vivian, who opted to run his vastly improved Gin Rummy King in the $100,000 Arthur Appleton Juvenile Turf instead.

"I wanted to avoid In Summation, which is why I passed the Jack Price," Vivian said Tuesday. "And naturally Frank wouldn't tell me the big horse wasn't going into the race, because he didn't want me in there against the other two he's running."

Gin Rummy King, a son of Double Honor, is coming off a sensational 5 1/2-length victory in the six-furlong Criterium Stakes, a performance that earned him a Beyer Speed Figure of 96. The Appleton - which will be his second start on grass and second around two turns - will serve as a rematch with Mr. Silver, who defeated Gin Rummy King by 3 3/4 lengths when the pair met in a first-level allowance race on grass going five furlongs on Aug. 15.

Plesa barn packed with contenders

Mr. Silver is one of 11 horses trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. will send out on the Florida Million card, seven of whom will run in stakes. The only race Plesa passed is the John Franks Juvenile Turf.

Plesa's best chances will come with B. B. Best in the $200,000 Carl G. Rose Classic, Magic Mecke in the $150,000 Bonnie Heath Turf Cup, and likely favorite Stolen Prayer in the $150,000 Joe O'Farrell Juvenile Fillies.

"It's scary how well all my horses worked for these races on Saturday and how well they are all doing," Plesa said during training hours Tuesday.

B. B. Best returned from a 5 1/2-month layoff to finish second, beaten a neck by Supervisor, in the Grade 3 Spend a Buck Handicap four weeks ago. B. B. Best had an unlucky trip in the Spend a Buck, steadying a couple of times during the early going and then losing his action briefly near the eighth pole.

Ohio Derby winner in for Carl G. Rose

The 1 1/8-mile Carl G. Rose drew a field of 10, including Supervisor and Woodbine invader Palladio, who earlier this season won the Grade 2 Ohio Derby. The 3-year-old Palladio will be facing older horses for the first time in the Carl G. Rose.

The Carl G. Rose shares top billing on the Florida Millions card with the $200,000 Elmer Heubeck Distaff Handicap for fillies and mares, which drew an evenly matched field of nine topped by co-highweights American Miss, Appealing Pond, and Tigi.

* Jerry Bailey will be in town for Florida Millions Day. His mounts include Summer Book in the Carl G. Rose, Silver Tree for trainer Bill Mott in the $150,000 Bonnie Heath Turf Cup, Santana Strings in the $150,000 Jack Dudley Sprint Handicap, and Cab in the Jack Price. Both Santana Strings and Cab are trained by Steve Asmussen.