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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.
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
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.
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."