11/23/2012 5:43PM

Aqueduct notes: Royal Currier, now with Rice, pointed for Gravesend

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Nikki Sherman
Royal Currier (right) beats Travelin Man to win the Teddy Drone Stakes.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Royal Currier, an eight-time stakes-winning sprinter, has been transferred to trainer Linda Rice, who will point the 4-year-old gelding to the Gravesend Handicap here on Dec. 15.

Owned by the MAT Stables of Michael Ciaccio, Royal Currier has won of 12 of 28 starts including eight listed stakes. His biggest win came in the $250,000 Gallant Bob at Parx last year where he set a track record of 1:07.51 for six furlongs.

Most recently, Royal Currier finished ninth in the De Francis Dash at Laurel in his last start for trainer Patricia Farro.

“He came out of that race a little banged up, so we gave him some time off and try to point to the Gravesend,” said Rice, who picked up nine horses for Ciaccio.

Saratoga Snacks back jogging

Saratoga Snacks, runner-up to Lunar Victory in the Empire Classic, was forced to miss the Discovery because of a foot bruise, according to trainer Gary Sciacca.

Saratoga Snacks, a 3-year-old son of Tale of the Cat, has recently resumed training and could race once more this year before Sciacca and owner Bill Parcells put him away for the winter.

“We got him back jogging,” Sciacca said. “Like I told Bill, it’s only one race. You hate to have had run him in there and have something happen.” Caixa Eletronica equaled a career-best by earning a 107 Beyer Speed Figure for his victory in Thursday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Fall Highweight Handicap.
His final time of 1:08.69 for six furlongs was the fourth fastest in the 99-year history of the race.

Owner Mike Repole, who claimed Caixa Eletronica for $62,500 in March 2011, said he plans to keep the 7-year-old Arromanches horse in training next year.

“He might as well be a gelding,” Repole said. “He’s coming back. He’s a fun horse to own. We’ll run him until he tells us not to, and I promise to get him a great home.”

** Caixa Eletronica equaled a career-best by earning a 107 Beyer Speed Figure for his victory in Thursday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Fall Highweight Handicap.

His final time of 1:08.69 for six furlongs was the fourth fastest in the 99-year history of the race.

Owner Mike Repole, who claimed Caixa Eletronica for $62,500 in March 2011, said he plans to keep the 7-year-old Arromanches horse in training next year.

“He might as well be a gelding,” Repole said. “He’s coming back. He’s a fun horse to own. We’ll run him until he tells us not to, and I promise to get him a great home.”