Though well-beaten in the Carl Rose Classic Saturday at Calder Race
Course, Florida-bred Duke of Mischief’s trainer reports the 4-year-old
colt came out of the race in good order and may make a bid for the
$500,000 Clark Handicap (G1) on Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs.
David Fawkes had no answer for why the son of Ocala’s Winding Oaks
Farm stallion, Graeme Hall, fell short in the 1 1/8-mile Carl Rose.
“I don’t know whether it was the track that afternoon or what, but
he just didn’t go on. Otherwise he’s fine and going to Churchill for
the Clark Handicap,” Fawkes said. “We haven’t ruled it out.”