Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old gelding Iguazu, off for a year with a knee injury, has been breezing well for trainer Bruce Brown and is ready to get back to the races. We’re targeting a maiden race at Aqueduct on December 9th for his reappearance in the entries.
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 NY-bred gelding Bishop of Nola is entered in the 1st race at Aqueduct on Saturday, November 27th. It’s a NY-bred N2X allowance at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf, weather permitting. David Cohen rides for trainer Bruce Brown.
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 finished a solid second in the opener at Aqueduct on Friday, November 5th. Metrology, as is his wont, trailed the field early, then made a move through the stretch to get up for the place.
Aqueduct has announced that all races will be off the turf tomorrow, Friday, November 5th. That means Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old Metrology, entered main-track-only, will be racing in the 1st, post time 12:30 pm EDT. Look for him to come running through the stretch.
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.
Castle Village Farm’s Bishop of Nola worked 5/8ths of a mile Sunday morning in a brisk 1:00.72, galloping out in 1:14. That was Bishop of Nola’s final work before his planned race on Saturday, November 6th at Aqueduct, a NY-bred N2X allowance on the turf.
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.