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Comma to the Top Faces Big Guns

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The decision for trainer Peter Miller to make on Thursday was this: Run his 2010 CashCall Futurity winner Comma to the Top in that day’s $78,000 allowance feature against a field that included 2011 Haskell Invitational winner Coil, or wait until Sunday for the Grade I, $300,000 Bing Crosby.

Miller chose the Crosby. For reasons he outlined Friday morning.

“The race (Thursday) came up like a stakes (for quality of competition) and the Bing Crosby has a short field (five) for a lot more money,” Miller explained. “I also want to assure an honest pace in the Crosby for Mr. (Gary) Barber’s other horse, Don Tito.”

TV magnate Gary Barber owns, in separate partnerships, a share of both the speed-packing Comma to the Top and mid-pack closer Don Tito, who is trained by John Sadler.

“Bob Baffert (trainer of favored The Factor) might not like it, but I have to do what’s best for my clients,” Miller said. “I’m sure the other trainers are happy (Comma to the Top) is in there.”

 

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