05/28/2013 2:34PM

Hollywood Park: Comma to the Top aimed at Breeders' Cup Sprint

Benoit & Associates
Comma to the Top is next headed for the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap, a Grade 1 over seven furlongs on June 29.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Last October, Comma to the Top won the minor Big Bear Handicap on a weekday at the Santa Anita autumn meeting. This fall, there is a much greater goal for the 5-year-old gelding.

After Comma to the Top won Monday’s $100,250 Los Angeles Handicap for the ninth stakes win of his career, trainer Peter Miller said the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita in November is a long-term goal.

“You’ve got to dream,” he said.

Comma to the Top won his third stakes of 2013 in the Los Angeles Handicap on a track over which he has won five stakes in his career, including the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity in 2010.

“It’s unbelievable,” Miller said. “He’s the best horse I’ve ever had. He’s a cool horse, too.”

Miller said that Comma to the Top will be pointed for the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap, a Grade 1 over seven furlongs on June 29.

“I’d like to run him one more time here,” Miller said.

The win ended a tumultuous week for Miller. Thursday, he won a maiden race for 2-year-old fillies with the promising On the Backstreets.

Friday was a day marred by sadness. Randino, a 2-year-old making his first start for Miller, was fatally injured when he tried to jump the inside rail while contending for the lead in the stretch. Randino suffered a leg injury in the incident and could not be saved.

Miller said that he and the partners were “totally distraught” over the incident.

“It was a freak accident,” he said.