The Morning After: Comma to the Top vs Toby’s Corner

Two near identical efforts Saturday, how do they look Sunday morning?

Comma (in pic above): “He looked super and he ate up. He was bouncing around this morning and he jogged down the road like a Marine.” – Trainer Peter Miller

Toby: Trainer Graham Motion said that Toby’s Corner came out of the Wood a bit tired – “he’s been laying down all morning”.

To the naked eye both look to show similar form on Saturday:

Comma to the Top: SA Derby, 1 and 1/8 mile in 1:49, Beyer 94
Toby’s Corner: Wood, 1 and 1/8 mile in 1:49, Beyer 95

Toby’s Corner made the typical 2 starts at age 2 while Comma to the Top made 10 in his 2yo season. That is foundation, or bottom, or whatever the hell you want to call it – and that is how it shows up, in their actions 12 hours after they lay their belly down in the homestretch on a key Derby prep.


About bpressey

Equine Exercise Physiologist

Posted on April 11, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Sunday Silence

    Great article, but in point of fact Toby’s Corner ran 149:93 and Comma To The Top ran 148:66. Per Equibase….

  2. And now Toby’s Corner is scratched due to lameness. He was ran to death at 9F just a few weeks back – can we really be surprised that he is now off the trail?

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