Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old NY-bred gelding Bishop of Nola finished second in Saturday’s first race at Aqueduct. Bishop of Nola led most of the way in the mile and a sixteenth N2X turf allowance, then was passed by two horses on the turn, but battled back in the stretch to lose by just a nose at the wire.
Bishop of Nola, ridden on Saturday by David Cohen and trained by Bruce Brown, now has a win, a second and a third in four starts, all in allowance company, since we claimed him in Saratoga this summer.
Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old Bishop of Nola ran a very creditable 3rd in today featured 8th race at Aqueduct, a NY-bred N2X allowance at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf. Bishop of Nola survived some early bumping, thanks to adroit handling by jockey David Cohen, then tracked the wire-to-wire winner, Abilio, before fading slightly in the stretch.
In three races for Castle Village Farm since he was claimed, Bishop of Nola has a win and a 3rd-place finish.
Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old Bishop of Nola is entered in the 8th race at Aqueduct on Wednesday, November 10th. It’s a mile and a sixteenth on the turf, weather permitting, NY-bred N2X allowance/optional claimer.
We claimed Bishop of Nola at Saratoga, and he promptly came back for us and won the NY-bred N1X condition on August 14th. This will be his second try at the N2X condition. David Cohen will be aboard for trainer Bruce Brown. Post time is 3:44 pm.
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Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old Metrology is entered in the first race at Aqueduct on Friday, November 5th. It’s a $25,000 claiming race for non-winners of two lifetime, and Metrology is entered main-track-only, with rain in the forecast for Thursday and Friday. David Cohen will ride for trainer Bruce Brown.