Comma to the Top, who swept the Real Quiet and Generous
Stakes and CashCall Futurity to earn Horse of the Meet honors last autumn,
signaled his readiness for a return to the races with a bullet five-furlong
work in 59 seconds on Cushion Track Sunday.
The 3-year-old gelding went to the sidelines after finishing
19th in the Kentucky Derby in May. “He chipped an ankle and spent 90
days at Bonnie Acres in Hemet
before returning to the track,” explained trainer Peter Miller.
The work under Joel Rosario was his seventh since his
return. “He’s filled out a little, but he was pretty big to begin with,” said
Miller. “He’s a willing horse, a happy horse. He goes out every day and bucks
Miller said that Comma to the Top would probably return in
the $100,000 Vernon Underwood Stakes at six furlongs November 26. “He can
sprint, he really likes this track, and the timing is perfect for the Malibu (Stakes Dec. 26 at
Santa Anita),” said Miller.