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Comma to the Top Could Return in Underwood

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 and squeals.”

 

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.

 
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Outstanding Protagonist, I give you much respect, how many other people on this site knew that it was the name of horse, I wonder? My first time at the racetrack was at Santa Anita to see Majestic Prince's Derby win, but didn't actually work at the track til 1976, so you outdate me.
Okay, I sent you an e-mail.
Yes, wjhen we were both younger I used to work for Lou Goldfine,I very much remember Lord Gallant, Harham Sizzler,and Touch of Glamour.Maybe the individual isn't such a fool maybe we have to wear Mardi Graz type masks out here ,So Please go to my Acct/Prof.,and contact me that way.All of the world doesn't have to know everything ,all of the time. So IT person Thanks and your not a Fool,Sorry.
Mary Z, contact me at my email,some IT fool struck off my response to your response. Just as the same fool struck off my res.,to Icy as well,they aren't playing fair,these ITs should come to understand that in this industry we Travel a lot and make friends then lose track of one another for whatever reason, and It Is fantastic when we can touch base with one another again!
Mary,"I LIKE Spunk" to barrow an old line,from MTM show . No my brothers don't use my handle,( I used to be in Chicago).Yes,I do like you and your responses,on many topics. Q back at you,are you from NY,(Belmont Pk. (benifits Office) perhaps? If so glad as could be to be chating with you again (M.S.) It's me, I used to work for P.H.) barn 19 . Thus it would be no small wonder we like each others comments,You're still a fantastic person! Guessing game for me too, however your writing still fits that individual so well, blogging can sometimes be like Mardi Gras,you just wonder who that person is on the other side of this mask known as a computer.Do you know what I mean? Do you know who I mean as well?Another Clue if it is you, Soliaire at a Picnic table anyone?
Protagonist, Does your brother comment about horse racing, too? And you didn't make me uncomfortable. I read some of your old comments last night. You worked for trainer Lou Goldfine. Interesting because I think I talk with someone who would know about trainers from that area of the country, and a long time ago,maybe in March, you liked my response to Dubby's comment about Rags To Riches and that ties in to my friendship with the person from that area of the country I just mentioned-where the trainer you worked for is from. Because, it was people ganging up on him and making ridiculous claims about RTR as opposed to RA that got me to reread the pals comments and start respecting and liking him. Sorry, long story. Hope you could follow it.
travel _ vic, your words ring back very familure, that is exactly what the "Horseman's Journal,and the DRF said of Protagonist way back then!
Clicked out to soon, Darby Dan ( Proud Truth, Proud Clarion,Prince Thou Art,Chatuguay,etc, and of course ,Calumet ( Citation, Coal Town,Bold and Able ect. ) and once again I'm Sorry for making you feel uncomfortable,Mary.
Mary Z, Thanks, I just picked up that habit, of saying I Love You,from my kid brother . he seems to say it to everyone.I'll stop using it,as Thanks to You I'm able to see the uncomfortableness it may cause some people. Plus yes, Plesant Colony,was the right answer! Furthermore,Jim French ran in t he 1971 Kentucky Derby, against none other than CanonaroII. Perhaps I felt good to see that others like myself are up on good old Elmendorf ,and the good stock that used to come from there over the years.even the likes of Proponent who used to run for Elmendorf at Good old Arlington Park,back in the day when JJ Wiepert used to Train that string . Yeah I'm big on Elmendorf and it's history. Along with Darby Dan Farms,Calumet,Meadow Stable( Cicada, Riva Ridge, Secretariat,etc.),Rokeby( Key To The Kingdom,Key To The Mint,Sea Hero,etc),Hasty House ( good old "Kissy" AKA Kissapotomus ).
First time I saw the Avelino Gomez dismount copied by then Angel Cordero, and more recently by Frankie Detorrii and he flew off this one at the Santa Anital Dery much to the delight of the crowd.
I read the interesting story of Jim French again. One of Mr. Campo's best horses.
Protagonist, Pleasant Colony. Should I say Love Ya, too? :)
To Danny Ward,Protagonist does know about his name sake,I was very proud of Ambassador Max Gluck. While he was in charge of Elmendorf Farms many excellent horses were produced there and raced in the Elmendorf Farm colors thos my Blue,Yellow and White choice on this Website,in Honor and Respect for Max Gluck and Jack Kent Cook who followed in ownership,Jack also owned the WASHINGTON REDSKINS Football franchise.Plus when I ordered my tickets via Greyhound to come to the Derby it was after the Experimental Free Handicap Weights had been released and just before the unfortunate news that Protagonist was off the Derby Trail due to injury. Plus I was obviously aware that John Campo Trained him,John later had the oppertunity thru fate to win this prize that had eluded him in the 1980's with another colt whos name also just happened to start with a P ,two Words .Who was this horse ,for you Trivia Persuit artists out there . Thank You travel_vic,and Mary Z.How about this latter one for you Mary Z ,who was this colt? LOve Ya!
Shouldn't Protagonist know something about his namesake?
Good trivia question, Daniel.
Johnny Campo trainerd and Max Gluck owned the 1973 2 year old champ who had some huge shoes to fill
Who owned and trained 2YO champion Protagonist?
I think that it's a shame that he got hurt in this years over crowded Kentucky Derby field,(see my opinion concerning over crowdwed Derby fields, proof that I'm not as out of it as some may have thought) this seems to happen every year ,very nice horses getting hurt in the kentucky Derby. Is it worth it to risk mighty good horses to this race? Now I wish Comma To The Tops Connections the Best of Luck, I'm pleased as punch to see him back!

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