05/21/2013 3:23PM

Calder: Csaba set for Memorial Day Handicap

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Csaba, who had a four-race winning streak snapped in the Grade 1 Donn Handicap last out, drew the rail for Saturday's Memorial Day Handicap.

Trainer Phil Gleaves returned to his native England earlier this month following the death of his father, but he’ll be back in Miami to saddle his top handicap performer, Csaba, in Saturday’s $75,000 Memorial Day Handicap.

Csaba has been idle since having his four-race winning streak snapped when finishing fifth in the Grade 1 Donn Handicap on Feb. 9. Gleaves had planned on blowing out Csaba for the Memorial Day Handicap on Tuesday, but was forced to scrap those plans after the track was inundated by rain the previous day and throughout the night.

“I hoped to give him a little blowout, but my assistant said it rained about four inches down there and that the track was just too wet to work,” Gleaves said by phone from England on Tuesday. “So, I decided to just gallop him into the race instead. He’s plenty fit enough, and I’d rather do that than take a chance of something happening breezing him over that kind of track.”

Csaba will break from the rail as the highweight under 121 pounds in the 1 1/16-mile Memorial Day Handicap. He’ll face a lineup that consists of, in post-position order, Flatter This, Isutalkintome, Argentine Tango, Ducduc, Rule Number Six, Megamove, Eldaafer, Decisive Moment, and Joshua’s Comprise, who is the lone 3-year-old in the field.