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2009 Tom Fool Handicap (G2)

Date/Track:
7/5/2009, Belmont Park
Distance:
7 f (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
1:21.08
*Rank is current Power Ranking among all active horses, based on highest HRN rating. Rating is based on HRN member voting.

What the Nation is saying about the 2009 Tom Fool Handicap (G2)...

Two features of the July 4 holiday weekend were the victories achieved by 3-year-old sprinters Munnings and Zensational, who both captured prestigious graded stakes wins while defeating older horses. On the East Coast, Munnings accounted for the Tom Fool Handicap (gr. II), scoring by 2 1/4 lengths w...Read More
Everything went Munning's way in the $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park July 5. First, top sprinter Fabulous Strike, the heavy favorite, was scratched by trainer Todd Beattie. Then came a perfect trip for jockey John Velazquez, who drove the sharp 3-year-old colt through an inside g...Read More
Munnings is the real deal... good trip, but sharp effort.
The field for Sunday's 35th running of the grade II, $200,000 Tom Fool at Belmont Park was reduced to four the morning of hte race after trainer Todd Beattie scratched morning-line favorite and high weight Fabulous Strike.Read More
In 34 previous editions of the Tom Fool Handicap, three-year-olds have been victorious only three times, most recently in 2000 when Todd Pletcher saddled Trippi to a 4½-length victory in the seven-furlong race.Read More
After Fabulous Strike turned in a dazzling performance in the June 6 True North (gr. III), trainer Todd Beattie said he was leaning toward giving the 6-year-old gelding some well-deserved time off. But as they say, the horse will tell you what it wants, and the son of Smart Strike has spoken loud an...Read More