06/29/2004 11:00PM

Seducer's Song fits in stakes debut


ELMONT, N.Y. - As well as Seducer's Song was running on dirt, trainer Christophe Clement always felt her future would be on the turf. He should know. He trained the filly's mother, Seducer, to three turf stakes victories.

Seducer's Song made a strong turf debut on June 4, taking advantage of a fast pace to rally for a half-length victory in an entry-level allowance race. Friday, she makes her stakes debut in the $60,000 Fieldy Stakes, going one mile over Belmont's Widener Turf Course.

was one of 15 3-year-old fillies entered in the Fieldy, which will be limited to 10 starters. Clement also entered Parisian Affair, who is three-deep on the also-eligible list.

Seducer's Song had a rough start at Gulfstream Park in her debut, finishing sixth after hitting the gate. She finished third in her next start before winning her maiden by three lengths going 1 1/16 miles at Gulfstream. In her turf debut at Belmont, Seducer's Song rallied from 10 lengths back to win.

"I kept her on dirt because she was working well on dirt and she broke her maiden on dirt," Clement said. "I just thought the grass would move her up to another level. I trained the dam, and she was a very good turf filly, she won quite a few stakes."

Clement named Jose Santos on both Seducer's Song and . Parisian Affair has dropped two straight after winning her debut over the Gulfstream turf.

"A fast mile on firm turf would be ideal for her," Clement said. "She has not had a chance for that kind of ground since Gulfstream."

, who is 2 for 3, drops in class after finishing third in the Grade 3 Regret Stakes at Churchill Downs. Her best race came over firm ground on May 22, when she beat Sister's Star, who won the Regret over yielding ground.

Fortunate Damsel cuts back to the distance of her convincing maiden win at Aqueduct in April, after running a deceivingly good fifth in the Grade 3 Sands Point last time out.

Fortunate Damsel broke awkwardly from post 10 and was a bit rank early. Still, she was beaten only 2 1/4 lengths by Mambo Slew, who is one of the contenders in this weekend's Grade 1 American Oaks at Hollywood Park.

Swinging would be the horse to beat if the race was rained off to the dirt.