Cin Cin Can Can in FSS's Affirmed Division

(from Calder report)
Cin Cin, a recent maiden special weight winner, stepped up with a convincing five-length win in the $125,000 Affirmed Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes at Calder on Monday.

Ridden by Abdiel Toribio, Cin Cin came from off the pace set by Favre and drew away in the stretch to win easily. Favre was second, 3 1/2 lengths in front of 7-10 favorite B.B. Best. Cin Cin covered the seven furlongs in 1:26 and paid $8.20, 4.40 and 2.60. Favre paid $7.40 and 2.60, while B.B. Best returned $2.10 to show.

Calder's leading trainer Bill White trains Cin Cin, a Florida-bred son of Precocity, for a stable called The Posse, headed by Jack D'Amico of Georgia.

Cin Cin, who earned $75,000, has won two of three career starts. The colt was a $32,000 purchase at Ocala's April 2-year-old sale.

"One of the big reasons I wanted to buy this colt is that he's by Precocity, a stallion that Mr. (John) Franks stood," said White. "I think he only had about six foals to race last year and I had two of them. They both won. I liked the way he rated and stalked today and I think the two races at seven-eighths that he's had now sets him up perfectly for the In Reality."

The final leg of the FSS, the $400,000 In Reality is Oct. 23.

"I don't plan to run him again before the In Reality ($400,000 finale on Oct. 23). I've found in the past that 2-year-olds run so hard and take so much out of themselves in their first try around two turns, they may be a little knocked out the second time. So I'll take my chances and train him up to the race."

(Chart, Equibase)