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Calibrachoa Earns 111 BSF in Tom Fool

Calibrachoa
Calibrachoa was reported to be in good order Sunday morning following a gutsy repeat victory in Saturday's Tom Fool presented by Corona Extra. The win, his second this year, earned him a Beyer Speed Figure of 111, the fastest run by any horse at any distance so far in 2012 as he held off Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Caleb's Posse by a neck.

"Calibrachoa looks as good as he did going into it," said Whit Beckman, assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher. "He ran his race and he was finally able to put a couple together back-to-back. He loves that inner track at Aqueduct and everything went his way yesterday for sure."

Pletcher indicated after Saturday's race that Calibrachoa would make his next start in the Grade 1, $400,000 Carter Handicap, seven furlongs at Aqueduct on April 7. Owner Mike Repole joked after the Tom Fool that "if we can get the Carter moved to the inner track, I'm going to feel really good next month."

Pletcher saddled three other runners on the card, including Green Hills Farm's Love and Pride, who set the pace in the Grade 2 Top Flight and was second best to dual Grade 1 winner It's Tricky.

"She came back well and I think that was a tremendous effort on her part," said Beckman. "She got what she needed there up front and was able to put in a game effort. It's Tricky is just a real nice filly."

The barn's two Gotham starters - Dogwood Stable's Raconteur (7th) and Zayat Stables' Dan and Sheila (11th) both came out of the race well, according to Beckman.

 

 

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