$200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) Quotes
Trainer Christophe Clement (Summer Front):
“If you look at his races, he gets in trouble. You have to ride him that way, covered up, wait and make one run. He’s got a great turn of foot, as you can see. Billy Mott’s horse ran a great race, and he really opened up at the quarter pole. I knew it would take a really good horse to get him, and he’s a really good horse.
“I think most probably either the Gulfstream Park Handicap if they don’t kill me with the weight or the Kilroe Mile, one of the two. I like the Gulfstream race because he trains very well at Payson and it’s easy for me to come here. I also like the Kilroe Mile because at a mile you usually get a really strong pace, and when you’ve got a good turn of foot it’s nice.
"He’s got such a spectacular turn of foot."
Jockey Joe Bravo (Summer Front):
“Turning for home, we were looking for place to turn him loose. When we found a seam, he just exploded. There wasn’t a lot of pace in the race, but the thing about Summer Front is that he needs to turn off behind horses. When he sees daylight, he is just a monster when he turns for home. Look what he did today, that was a really special move to overcome such a slow pace. It isn’t really about the horses he was in against. It was the pace. Any horse that goes that slow is going to be hard to catch.”
On his recent stakes success “Good horses make you look good. Bad horses make you look bad.”
Fractions: :25.19, :49, 1:12.32, 1:36.15, 1:42.24. Turf Course Firm.