03/04/2012 1:34PM

Aqueduct: Calibrachoa, Caleb's Posse could meet again in Carter

Tom Keyser
Calibachoa was awarded a 111 Beyer Speed Figure for his win in the Tom Fool.

Calibrachoa and Caleb’s Posse, separated by a neck in Saturday’s Tom Fool, are likely to square off again in the Grade 1 Carter over the main track on April 7. Emcee and Capt. Candyman Can, who finished third and fourth in the Tom Fool, are also expected back for the Carter.

Calibrachoa earned a lifetime best 111 Beyer Speed Figure for Saturday’s Tom Fool. Caleb’s Posse, making his first start since the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, ran a 110.

Calibrachoa made it 5 for 5 over the inner track by winning the Tom Fool for the second straight year.  Calibrachoa is 2 for 3 over the outer track, winning a $40,000 claimer on Nov. 18, 2010 - a race from which he was claimed by Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher - ember 2010 and the Grade 3 Bold Ruler last Nov. 6.

Trainer Donnie Von Hemel had said all along he was using the Tom Fool as a prep for the Carter, which is run at seven furlongs. Caleb’s Posse was expected to return to Oaklawn to train before coming back to New York the first week of April.

Distaff possible next target for It's Tricky

It’s Tricky was tired but otherwise in good shape Sunday morning, the day after she won the Grade 2 Top Flight Handicap by 2 3/4 lengths. It’s Tricky won over a sealed muddy track that was described by jockey Ramon Dominguez as “very tiring.” The track was harrowed and upgraded to good two races following the Top Flight.

 It’s Tricky earned a 92 Beyer Speed Figure for winning the Top Flight, a race in which she ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.30.

 It’s Tricky will stay in New York until her connections decide where to run her next. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said the Rampart at Gulfstream on March 31 was “doubtful” because It’s Tricky did not do well in Florida last year.

 While a race such as the Grade 1, $500,000 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn on April 13 fits in schedule-wise, McLaughlin mentioned possibly cutting It’s Tricky back to seven-eighths for  the Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff over Aqueduct’s main track on April 14. Both races would be ideal timing-wise  for  the Grade 1, $400,000 Ogden Phipps at Belmont on May 28.

 “She did win going a mile,” McLaughlin said, referring to It’s Tricky’s victory in last year’s Grade 1 Acorn at Belmont. “It’s a possibility.”