Unbeaten Verrazano, the early favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is set to make his next start April 6 in the $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct, trainer Todd Pletcher said.
Head Heart Hoof
- Gray or Roan Colt
- Born 2006
- NY -Bred
Favored Comma to the Top, making just his second appearance outside of California, proved a tenacious winner of the $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap (gr. III) March 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack, just a week after making his last start.
While Comma to the Top registered his biggest win in the 2010 CashCall Futurity (gr. I), the Bwana Charlie gelding has placed in three straight graded stakes, including a clear victory in the Daytona Stakes to close out 2012
Benefiting from a patient ride, Head Heart Hoof took control leaving the turn and held off a tenacious rally by Johannesburg Smile to win the 120th renewal of the Toboggan Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 2.
Six older horses seek their first graded stakes score in the $150,000 Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 2, led by 120-pound highweight Mine Over Matter and the recently claimed Johannesburg Smile.
|Trainer||Rudy R. Rodriguez|
|Jockey||Cornelio H. Velasquez|
|Owner||Dubb, Michael, Grant, Stuart, Aisquith, Gary and Akman, Scott K.|
|Breeder||Rhapsody Farm, Alan Alcon & Dora Alcon|
|Head Heart Hoof View Five-Cross Pedigree||Intidab||Phone Trick|
|Trustees Gray||Flying Chevron|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Linda Rice, agent||Rhapsody Farm, agent||$19,000|
|Hard Not to Like|