Summer Front, Mystical Star take spins on the turf

Trainer Christophe Clement sent out two of his prominent runners for works over Belmont Park's firm inner turf on Sunday

Trainer Christophe Clement sent out two of his prominent runners for works over Belmont Park's firm inner turf on Sunday.

Grade 3 hero Summer Front breezed a half-mile in :51 3/5, while Grade 2 queen Mystical Star covered five furlongs in 1:03 2/5.

Summer Front, a four-time stakes winner whose biggest victory to date came in the Grade 3 Hill Prince on June 16 at Belmont, exits a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park on August 18.

Mystical Star, winner of the Grade 2 New York at Belmont on June 30, comes off an eighth-place effort in Arlington's Grade 1 Beverly D.

"Summer Front had a nice work this morning; it was his first since the Secretariat," Clement said. "He finished third, and I thought he had not much racing luck. He will run in the Jamaica (Grade 1 at 1 1/8 miles on October 6).

"Mystical Star worked this morning as well, and she's a possibility for the Flower Bowl (Grade 1 at 1 1/4 miles on September 29). I'm not sure about it yet, but she's possible."

Clement also reported that both of his runners in Saturday's Grade 3 Noble Damsel -- winner Naples Bay and fourth-place finisher Federation -- returned well from the one-mile turf race.

"Naples Bay is doing well and Federation came back in good order as well," Clement said. "No further plan at the moment, we'll enjoy it for a few days. Everything is possible. Everything is wide open."

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