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Pool Play Shoots for Another Stephen Foster Win

Pool Play scored a 36-1 upset victory in the 2011 Stephen Foster Handicap (Grade I) and now he will attempt to join Vodika Collins and Recoup the Cash as two-time winners of the race. 
 
“We know he likes the distance and he likes Churchill,” trainer Mark Casse said. “We also want to keep him safe. That’s our number one concern. We pick our spots with him. He’s our old guy in the barn.”
 
Bill Farish’s Pool Play is an 8-year-old dark bay or brown horse by Silver Deputy. He will enter the Stephen Foster off a sixth-place finish in the Elkhorn (GII) at Keeneland, the same race he used to prep for the Stephen Foster in 2011.
 
“His recent form hasn’t been great, but we’re going to give it a shot,” Casse said. “We know we’ll be a longshot again, but with the perfect storm and perfect trip, we may have a chance.”
 
In preparation for the Stephen Foster, Pool Play worked five furlongs in 1:01.20 at Churchill Downs on May 25 under Miguel Mena, who was aboard for Pool Play’s 2011 Stephen Foster triumph and will have the call again on June 15.
 
Other Stephen Foster possible starters: Successful Dan, Take Charge Indy, Cyber Secret, Golden Ticket and Fort Larned.
 

 

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