Updated on 09/17/2011 10:04PM

Stallion favorites come through

Jim Lisa
In Summation splashes to a six-length victory in Saturday's $75,000 Dr. Fager Stakes.

MIAMI - In Summation remained undefeated and established a stakes record when splashing to a six-length victory in Saturday's $75,000 Dr. Fager Stakes, the first leg of the open division of Calder's Florida Stallion Stakes. The race was run over a track downgraded to sloppy because of a sudden downpour less than 30 minutes before post time.

In Summation completed a sweep of the afternoon's two Stallion Stakes races for jockey Manoel Cruz, who also guided Running Lass to a seven-length triumph in the $75,000 Desert Vixen Stakes for 2-year-old fillies.

In Summation, who entered the Dr. Fager unbeaten in three starts, stalked the early pace of Hollywood Left before drawing clear while still in hand around the turn. He readily repulsed a mild run from B L's Appeal entering the stretch, then drew off under steady pressure. B L's Appeal was easily second best despite stumbling at the break, finishing 5 1/2 lengths before Old Town Pond.

In Summation's final time of 1:10.90 for six furlongs was the fastest clocking in the 24-year history of the Dr. Fager, breaking the old mark of 1:11.19 set by Snuck In six years earlier. In Summation is trained by Frank Gomez for the Waterford Farm. He paid $2.80.

Running Lass was never threatened in the Desert Vixen, quickly taking command and gradually widening her advantage to cruise home an easy winner over the previously undefeated Siren Cove. Five Star Susan rallied to be third.

Running Lass, a daughter of Running Stage owned in partnership by William Condren and breeder Michael Sherman, returned $4.20 after covering six furlongs in 1:12.45.

"She was much the best today," said trainer Angel Salinas. "She's bred to go long on grass, and that's ultimately where I think her future will be, but for now she'll point for the next two legs of the Stallion Stakes. Then she goes to Nick Zito, because Mr. Condren owns her."