Ticker
  • Disco Partner (5-2) rolls last to first to win the Elusive Quality on the Belmont lawn.Posted 1 day ago
  • Battalion Runner and Malagacy will NOT run in the Kentucky Derby, per Todd Pletcher.Posted 1 day ago
  • Thunder Snow confirmed for the Kentucky Derby by Godolphin.Posted 1 day ago
  • Quiet Business (16-1) powers home to win the Bewitch at Keeneland.Posted 2 days ago
  • Celtic Chaos (7-1) gets up on the wire to win the Affirmed Success.Posted 2 days ago
  • Girvin, the Kentucky Derby points leader, has a quarter crack, via Byron King.Posted 3 days ago
  • Party Boat (7-2) takes the Memories of Silver on the Aqueduct turf.Posted 7 days ago
  • Dolphus (6-5), Rachel Alexandra's half-brother, wins AQU allowance; Shagaf lastPosted 7 days ago
  • Multiplier (4-1) kicks it in late to get past Hedge Fund in the Illinois Derby.Posted 8 days ago
  • Collected (3-5) rolls home much the best in the Californian.Posted 8 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015
Kentucky Derby 2017

Calimonco Should Love Downhill Turf Course

Mike Smith finished third aboard Calimonco in his lone ride aboard the son of Storm Cat, in the Grade II Citation Handicap at 1 1/16 miles on turf Nov. 26. He was beaten less than three lengths by the victorious Jeranimo, who was in peak form for the race.


The Hall of Fame rider reunites with the John Sadler-trained Calimonco in Sunday’s Daytona Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf, a distance better-suited to the son of Storm Cat, Smith says.


“I got through on the fence; it was a really good race,” Smith recalled of the Citation. “The horse that beat him, Jeranimo, is running out of his skin. To get beat a couple lengths by him is by no means a disgrace. The Daytona looks like a tough race, but 6 1/2 down the hill should be perfect for Calimonco. He should love it.”


Probable for the Grade III Daytona: Calimonco, Mike Smith; Caracortado, Rafael Bejarano; Mr Gruff, Joel Rosario; Regally Ready, Corey Nakatani; and Silver Summation, Garrett Gomez.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories