11/28/2010 5:12PM

Comma to the Top not done yet - CashCall Futurity next target

Benoit & Associates
Comma to the Top has raced nine times this year, and will make his 10th start in the CashCall Futurity.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Comma to the Top is proving to be a throwback. His victory in the Generous Stakes on Saturday was his fourth straight, and came in his turf debut. It was his ninth start of the year, and he’s not done yet. His trainer, Peter Miller, said Comma to the Top will make his 10th start of 2010 on Dec. 18 in the Grade 1, $750,000 Cash Call Futurity. It’s quite an unusual schedule for most horses of this era, particularly a 2-year-old.

“I know it’s pretty contrary to popular belief to run horses every three weeks,” Miller said of Comma to the Top, who won the Real Quiet Stakes here on Nov. 6, “but I thought this horse would benefit from the effort.

“I didn’t want to train him for six weeks. He’s a big, heavy horse who takes some training.”

Comma to the Top, a gelding by Bwana Charlie, was one of four 2-year-olds Miller purchased earlier this year for a partnership of movie producers Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, as well as Kevin Tsujihara, the president of Warner Bros. Comma to the Top has won five times, the other three horses four times, for a total of nine victories. Comma to the Top was purchased in April in Ocala, Fla., for $22,000. He has now earned $176,600.

According to Miller, Comma to the Top is slang for an apostrophe.

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