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Slews Answer Figures Tough at Calder

Live Oak Plantation’s 4-year-old homebred gelding Slews Answer has arrived into Palm Meadows for the winter for trainer Graham Motion from Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland with four victories in just six career starts, winning allowance races at Monmouth Park and Laurel Park in his last two starts, and could rule the choice in the Bonnie Heath Turf Cup Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on turf.


Jockey Sheldon Russell is named to ride the son of Ghostzapper who made his first two career starts last winter over the Gulfstream Park course, winning his debut and finishing second in an allowance test, before capturing the Turf Classic at Tampa Bay Downs on Apr. 9 in his third outing. Slews Answer has missed the board only once when fifth behind Paddy O’Prado in the Dixie Stakes (G2) at Pimlico on Preakness Day in May.


Another solid contender in the Bonnie Heath shipping in for the race is Robert Leibner’s 4-year-old gelding Bad Debt with jockey Kevin Carmouche coming along for the ride. Trained by Michael Trombetta, the highly-consistent son of Grand Reward has five wins and four seconds from nine starts this season, most recently scoring allowance victories at Parx and Belmont Park after competing in starter/allowance events.


The field for the Bonnie Heath also offers a rematch between a pair of 3-year-old Calder home team contenders as Caroni Stable’s Oligarch and New Phoenix Stable’s Star of Sarava meet again after finishing one-two, separated by a head, respectively, in the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby on Festival Day, Oct. 15. Daniel Centeno rides Oligarch for trainer Rodolfo Garcia and Jesus Rios will be atop Star of Sarava for Bill White.


Completing the field of 12 plus one ‘also-eligible’ drawn for the Bonnie Heath are Amaty Racing Stables’ Mimito Boy (double-entered into Carl Rose), Luis Jurado; Bernardo Campos’ Scottish Coast, Maynor Lopez; John Eaton and Steve Laymon’s Picou, Joe Bravo; Teresa and James Remez’ Livingston Street, Juan Leyva; Dennis Manning’s Roman Tiger, Paco Lopez; Henco Inc. and partners’ Tannersville, Ruben Silvera; and Santa Cruz Ranch’s pair of Stay Red, Carlos Hernandez; and Black Scorpion, Jose A. Rivera. The Best Glacier, double-entered into the Carl Rose, is on the ‘also-eligible’ list.

 

 

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