Carl Moore Management’s Chamberlain Bridge
has still got it, and he proved it in Saturday’s $75,000 Bonapaw Stakes by capturing the sprint at about 5 1/ 2-furlongs over the
Stall-Wilson turf course by a length.
Although the winner of the
2010 Grade II Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, Chamberlain Bridge was winless in his six most recent starts and had trainer
Bret Calhoun wondering if his former champion had lost his confidence on the cusp of his 8-year-old campaign.
was kind of touting himself yesterday morning,” Calhoun admitted on
Sunday, “but I wasn’t really confident that he could still do it until
he won that race yesterday. That race made me feel he can still do it.
He’s always been a sound horse, so I see no reason why he can’t continue
to perform well. In fact, I’d like to have all my 2-year-olds have legs
that look as clean as his. There’s never
been anything wrong physically.”