Ticker
  • Beholder wins the G1 Clement L. Hirsch for fun!Posted 8 hours ago
  • Texas Red returns to the winner's circle with a Jim Dandy victory over Frosted!Posted 10 hours ago
  • Red Rifle squeezes through rivals to win the Bowling Green.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Madefromlucky takes the G2 West Virginia Derby.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Rock Fall makes it 6 in a row, out-finishing The Big Beast to win the G1 Vanderbilt.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Looks to Spare blows up the tote board at 70-1 in the West Virginia Governor's Cup.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Work All Week puts on a show in the Senator Robert C. Byrd Memorial!Posted 12 hours ago
  • Holy Boss runs away with the Amsterdam!Posted 13 hours ago
  • Smart Transition wins the Curlin at Saratoga for trainer John Shirreffs.Posted 1 day ago
  • There's no catching Moonlight Song in the John Morrissey over Saratoga's slop.Posted 2 days ago

Mambo Meister Headlines Fred Hooper

Mambo Meister, who has recorded all nine of his lifetime wins at Calder Casino & Race Course, is the one to beat in the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) Dec. 11 at the South Florida racetrack.

A field of eight was drawn for the 1 1/8-mile contest on dirt, with 5-year-old Mambo Meister assigned top weight of 120 pounds. The gelded son of King Cugat is one of two graded winners in the field and will break from post 7 with Manoel Cruz aboard.
Of Mambo Meister’s nine wins, seven have been stakes and three in graded stakes company. He won the Spend a Buck Handicap (gr. III) last season and has scored the Miami Mile Handicap (gr. IIIT) on turf and Memorial Day Handicap (gr. III) on dirt this season. Trainer Phil Gleaves considered trying his charge in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs last month, but after he finished a distant second in the Oct. 16 Spend a Buck, he decided to bypass the race. He finished fifth in the BC Dirt Mile a year ago on Santa Anita’s Pro-Ride.
Though Mambo Meister has been a versatile horse during his four-year career that has seen him earn $573,575 from 32 starts, he is winless in three starts at the Hooper distance. All of his victories have been at one mile or 1 1/16 miles, but his six wins on the Calder dirt still gives him a nice edge. He has been working well at his home track since the Spend a Buck including a bullet four-furlong breeze in :48 1/5 on Dec. 1, co-best of 35 moves that day.




Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories