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