10/03/2005 11:00PM

In Summation keeps rolling

Jim Lisa
In Summation, winner of the Dr. Fager and Affirmed (above), worked a mile to prep for his first two-turn race.

MIAMI - In Summation, who will attempt to complete a sweep of the Florida Stallion Stakes in the $400,000 In Reality Stakes on

Oct. 15, continues to train well for his two-turn debut. Undefeated and barely tested in five starts, In Summation worked a mile for the first time in 1:44.60 here Monday.

In Summation worked in company along with stablemate First Movement, who will also start in the 1 1/16-mile In Reality. First Movement was timed in 1:45.20.

"I thought they both went very well," said trainer Frank Gomez, who is seeking an unprecedented third sweep of the Stallion Stakes.

In Summation, a son of Put It Back, has dominated the Dr. Fager and Affirmed divisions of the stallion series but has yet to race beyond seven furlongs. He'll face the toughest test of his career in the In Reality, with the competition expected to include the graded-stakes-placed Cab, who will ship to south Florida from Kentucky for trainer Steve Asmussen.

"We've got the home-court advantage," said Gomez, "although the home-court advantage is not what it used to be when we had the old sandy racetrack here. Back then, horses shipping in had almost no chance to win. That's not the case anymore, although I guess we still have the advantage of the warm, humid weather."

Gomez is also high on the chances of First Movement, a son of Concerto owned by his longtime client J. Mack Robinson. First Movement has already won twice around two turns, and overcame a rough trip to win a first-level allowance by a half-length on Sept. 24.

"He's my secret weapon," Gomez said of First Movement.

The In Reality will share top billing on the Oct. 15 Festival of the Sun program with the $400,000 My Dear Girl Stakes. Running Lass will try to follow in the footsteps of Aclassysassylassy, who swept the filly division of the Stallion Stakes in 2004.

The In Reality and the My Dear Girl, also at 1 1/16 miles, are two of eight stakes to be presented on the Festival of the Sun program, which remains the marquee event on

the Calder stakes schedule. Nominations for the other six stakes, including the Grade 3, $200,000 Calder Derby and $200,000 Calder Oaks, were released earlier this week.

Rounding out the stakes lineup are the Grade 3, $100,000 Spend a Buck Handicap and its filly counterpart, the Shocker T. Handicap, along with the $100,000 Criterium and Jj'sdream stakes for 2-year-olds.

Rain looms over Hooting Star

The prospect of heavy rain here at the end of the week and into the weekend could put a damper on Saturday's $40,000 Hooting Star Stakes, scheduled for five furlongs on the turf. Thirteen horses, including one also-eligible, were drawn for the race, led by turf specialist True Love's Secret and the versatile Swift Replica, who were third and fourth in the Calder Turf Sprint Handicap earlier this year.

Swift Replica figures to be dangerous no matter the surface.

Eternal Look, Scrubs, and Gregson loom as key contenders should the Hooting Star be moved to the main track.

Ritvo leads trainers' race by three

Tim Ritvo maintained a three-win advantage over his chief rival, Eddie Plesa Jr., in the battle for leading trainer honors after each sent out a winner on Monday's card. Ritvo won with the odds-on favorite Golden Glacken in the third race, while Plesa countered with a game victory by Notgonagetemtoday in the sixth.

Ritvo will enter Thursday's card with a 43-40 edge in quest of his first local training crown. The Calder spring-summer meet ends Oct. 16.

Leading rider Eddie Castro was aboard both Golden Glacken and Notgonagetemtoday, and posted another hat trick Monday. He needs only two more victories to reach 200 for the current session.