After losing out on five “shakes” in a row, Castle Village Farm’s 2010-11 Fall-Winter Claiming Partnership finally succeeded on March 29, claiming 4-year-old gelding Tom Cat Allie out of the 5th race at Aqueduct. Tom Cat Allie, who finished a fast-closing 3rd in that race, is a Kentucky-bred son of Albert the Great out of the Fly So Free mare Sunbeam Music. With his 3rd-place finish today, his lifetime record is three wins, two seconds and four thirds from 13 starts.
Tom Cat Allie will take up residence in CVF trainer Bruce Brown’s barn at Belmont. We expect to see him stretching out to a mile or more under Bruce’s tutelage.