Castle Village Farm’s Tom Cat Allie, hindered at the start, rallied late but could only get up to 6th in a six-furlong sprint at Saratoga on Saturday, July 28. We’ll enter him right back and stretch him out to a mile and an eighth in the 3rd at Saratoga on Thursday, Aug. 2. Ariel Smith has the ride for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.
Castle Village Farm’s newest claim, 4-year-old Megalithic, is entered in the 9th race at Belmont on Friday, July 13th. The race is a $20,000 claimer at 7 furlongs on the turf, for horses that have never won three races. Javier Castellano rides for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.
Megalithic, who has a career record of 12-2-1-2, was claimed out of his winning effort on June 7th against $20,000 N2L foes. He steps up to the next claiming level on Friday and looks competitive.