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.
The 10th race at Belmont on Sunday, October 17th, was inexplicably taken off the turf — all four of the other turf races carded for Sunday ran on the grass as scheduled — so we scratched Bishop of Nola. We’ll look for another shot at the New York-bred N2X allowance on the grass, either before the end of the Belmont meet or early at Aqueduct.
Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old gelding Metrology finished a fast-closing 3rd in Saturday’s 5th race at Belmont, his first since we claimed him on September 12th. Metrology, as is his wont, trailed the field down the backstretch, as much as nine lengths off the leaders, then picked up the pace on the turn and flew through the stretch, missing the win by only two lengths. With a little quicker early pace to soften up the leaders, or with another hundred yards of racetrack, he would have made the lead.
Castle Village Farm’s NY-bred gelding Talking Blues returns to the races on Saturday, September 25th, in the 3rd race at Belmont.
Talking Blues, trained by Bruce Brown, won his maiden on New Year’s Day, 2010. We gave him some time off at the farm, then brought him back to Bruce’s barn this summer. Friday’s race is a seven-furlong claiming race for non-winners of two lifetime. Eibar Coa will be aboard.
Castle Village Farm claimed three-year-old Metrology (Purge-Victory Thrill by Victory Gallop) out of the 5th race at Belmont on Sunday, September 5th.
Metrology will be trained by Bruce Brown, and we’re looking for him to run well on the dirt this fall and winter. There are still shares available in this partnership — the Castle Village Farm 2010 Saratoga Claiming Partnership. Just click on “New Partnership Opportunities.”
Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old colt Iguazu has returned to the race track after a five-month layoff. He arrived at trainer Bruce Brown’s barn on Sunday, September 12th, and will be pointed to the Aqueduct fall meet.
Iguazu raced once as a two-year-old, then developed some knee problems while training for his next start at Gulfstream. He’s spent the last few months at Diana McClure’s Carousel Farm in Berryville, VA.