Ticker
  • Arrogate draws post position #9 for Saturday's Dubai World Cup.Posted 2 days ago
  • Vale Dori (6-5) wins a virtual match race over Finest City in the G1 Santa Margarita.Posted 6 days ago
  • Malagacy (3-1) remains unbeaten with an impressive Rebel win.Posted 6 days ago
  • Enola Gray (2-5) much the best down the hill in the Irish O'Brien.Posted 6 days ago
  • Jenda's Agenda (2-5) stays unbeaten with a facile win in the Caeser's Wish.Posted 6 days ago
  • Mor Spirit (1-2) too good in the Essex at Oaklawn Park.Posted 6 days ago
  • Distinta (11-1) gets up on the shadow of the wire in the Inside Information.Posted 6 days ago
  • Twisted Tom (4-1) gets up in the final jump to win the Private Terms.Posted 6 days ago
  • Streamline (12-1) upsets the Azeri; rough trip for favorite Terra Promessa.Posted 6 days ago
  • Clothes Fall Off (6-5) undresses the competition in the Correction.Posted 6 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015
Dubai World Cup 2017

Tom Fool Next Target for Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa winner of four Grade 3 stakes at Aqueduct, including Saturday’s Toboggan – will aim for a fifth as the 5-year-old has been pointed toward the $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap on March 3, the Todd Pletcher stable has said.

 

Owned by Mike Repole, Calibrachoa won the Toboggan for the second straight year, improving his inner-track record to 4-for-4. The son of Southern Image prefers having ample time between starts, but the Pletcher stable believes the four weeks between the Toboggan and the Tom Fool will provide sufficient rest. Like with the Toboggan, Calibrachoa won the Tom Fool in 2011.

 

“I’m telling you what, he looked great yesterday,” said Whit Beckman, assistant to Pletcher. “With the way Todd explained it, the [Tom Fool] would be the plan.”

 

Caixa Eletronica, who finished third in the Toboggan for Pletcher and Repole, exited the race in good shape and remains on target for a start in the Grade 2 General George Handicap on February 20 at Laurel Park, Beckman said.

 

“The horse has showed in the past that he doesn’t need much space between races,” the assistant explained.

 

Beckman said the barn discovered How Do I Win, fourth in the Grade 3 Withers, grabbed a quarter at some point on Saturday.

 

“He looked good this morning,” said Beckman. “He must have grabbed a quarter on the outside of his right front foot, either before or after the race, maybe when he dropped [jockey] Cornelio [Velasquez] in the post parade.”

 

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories