09/04/2011 3:46PM

Calder: Big Drama is Back and so is Abby


The story will be lost in the bigger picture of reigning sprint champion Big Drama's successful return from a long layoff in the Whippleton Handicap but kudos to Abigail Fuller who won the finale aboard her dad's A J's Hot Mambo while accepting just her second mount in nine years. Fuller, who won the Triple Tiara aboard her father's Mom's Command early in her career, turned in a perfectly judge ride aboard the 11-1 chance easing her back to stalk the early leaders before circling four wide and drawing well clear through the stretch. Fuller's only previous ride since 2002 came in the female jockey legends race at Pimlico the day before the Preakness in which she finished second.