Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old gelding Iguazu (Smoke Glacken-Green Jeans) made a stirring return to the races, after a year-long layoff, finishing a close second in the fourth race at Aqueduct on Thursday, December 9th. Nice work by trainer Bruce Brown getting him ready (he looked spectacular in the paddock) and by jockey David Cohen in patiently guiding a very green Iguazu to the wire.
Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old gelding Iguazu returns to the races in the 4th at Aqueduct on Thursday, December 9th. David Cohen rides for trainer Bruce Brown.
Iguazu made one start as a two-year-old, then was laid up for a year with knee problems. He returned to the track in September and has been breezing steadily for Bruce for the past two months. We’re looking for a strong performance in his return.
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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