11/10/2011 9:27PM

From coverboy to the comeback trail, a Boys At Tosconova timeline

Boys At Tosconova wins the 2010 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga. Tom Keyser

While our experts debate who deserves to be 2011's 3-year-old champion, last year's juvenile runner-up continues his comeback from ankle problems. Here's a timeline of Boys At Tosconova's career highlights leading up to his second start of the year, this Friday at Aqueduct.

July 2, 2010

Wins maiden by 12 lengths, going five furlongs at Belmont and posting a 102 Beyer

August 19, 2010

Ranks third in Watchmaker Watch's debut 2010 2-year-old rankings. "Boasts the highest Beyer Fig so far"

September 1, 2010

Moves to fourth in same rankings. "Eye-catching Beyer in maiden win"

September 6, 2010

Wins the Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga. "Boys At Tosconova maintained his spot among the leaders of the juvenile male division with a solid 1 3/4-length victory" Read More »

October 6, 2010

Moves up to No. 2 in Watchmaker's rankings. "Did get a sweet trip in Hopeful win"

November 6, 2010

Finishes second in Breeders' Cup Juvenile. "Uncle Mo not only crowned himself the 2-year-old champion but also stamped himself the winter-book favorite for next year's Kentucky Derby with a dominant 4 1/4-length victory over Boys At Tosconova..." Read More »

Cover Boy: The eventual Hopeful winner makes the cover of Daily Racing Form on closing day of Saratoga's 2010 meet

November 10, 2010

Finishes third in Watchmaker Watch's 2010 2-year-old rankings. "Not in same league as top one at CD"

January 3, 2011

Starts 3-year-old season third in Watchmaker Watch. "Also talented; also has distance question"

January 6, 2011

Finalist for an Eclipse Award. "I haven't had one like him," say trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. Read More »

February 2, 2011

Falls to sixth in Watchmaker Watch's 3-year-old rankings

February 12, 2011

Originally pointing to the Holy Bull stakes, Boys At Tosconova is taken off the Derby trail. "He just wasn't right," said Dutrow. "All the tests we took came back negative. I'm not sure what's bothering him but he just wasn't himself. I originally thought it was a knee, it might be an ankle. So we'll just back off and let him regroup." Read More »

July 1, 2011

Returns to training "exactly one year after he won a maiden race at Belmont by 12 lengths." Read More »

August 11, 2011

Works three furlongs in 39.36 seconds at Aqueduct. His first timed workout since Jan. 13 at Gulfstream Park. Read More »

October 8, 2011

Finishes third To Tapizar in comeback. "Tapizar won the battle of come-backing stakes winners Saturday, taking the lead soon after the start under Corey Nakatani and cruising to a 2 1/4-length victory in a second-level allowance race at Belmont Park." Read More »

November 9, 2011

Fitter for second start? "...he came out of [his last] race and started training much better, so I'm under the impression he needed the race." Read More »

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