Currency Swap and Trinniberg will go at it again Sept. 22 in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes at Parx Racing, but both seem vulnerable nearing the end of a long 2012 campaign.
The sophomore sprinters have met three times before, once in their 2-year-old season and twice this year. First Currency Swap won the 2011 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course for Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence while Trinniberg finished second by three-quarters of a length. Then Trinniberg turned the tables in the 2012 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park, winning by 1 3/4 lengths for owner Sherry Parbhoo.
Between meetings, Currency Swap won the Amsterdam Stakes (gr. II) and Trinniberg finished second in the Carry Back (gr. III). But both failed to deliver in the third round, with Currency Swap finishing sixth and Trinniberg running ninth in the Aug. 25 Foxwoods King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) last time out.