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Cluster of Stars Not Considered for BC

Belmont Park
Photo: Eclipse Sportswire

Cluster of Stars, who remained unbeaten in seven starts when she won Saturday's Iroquois by 3 ¼ lengths, could compete again in 2013 but is not being considered for the Breeders' Cup, according to Toby Sheets, who oversees Steve Asmussen's string at Belmont Park.

 

"She came out of the race in very good shape," reported Sheets on Sunday. "I thought she ran great. [Owner Harvey Weinstein and I] will not make any decisions until next Tuesday. There are a couple of different spots; we just haven't decided what we're doing. I don't exactly know where we are headed."

 

In the Iroquois, Cluster of Stars took her customary spot at the front and was never challenged by the runner-up, last year's winner Willet. After the race, Willet's trainer Jimmy Iselin hugged Sheets and later offered his congratulations via telephone.

 

"He's just a gentleman," said Sheets of Iselin. "He called me after the last race and congratulated me and said, 'What a great job you've done with the filly.' He's just a really nice guy."

 

 

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Older Comments about Cluster of Stars Not Considered for BC...

Jimmy -- there was no disgrace in how your mare (Willet) ran. She ran a terrific race -- the winner (Cluster) is just a very nice filly. You're a gentleman and a scholar. Happy to know you and to be considered your friend.
  • tmallios1 · Cluster of Stars ran her eyeballs out. She is truly a fast and classy horse.Lets be honest,not taking anything away from her win.It was a walk in the park.Not that she needed it,but when the track was dominated by inside speed the first 3 races.All other trainers and owners knew exactly the placing they were shooting for.Rosario rode Willet perfectly,sat about 10 lengths off down the backside,just ran on to finish up strongly and keep her on edge for her next start.I said it before,C.O.S., is like a walking A.T.M machine.Just give her the proper spacing,she will run and earn. · 644 days ago

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