03/28/2012 2:33PM

Oaklawn: No Spin eyes Arlington Classic


No Spin, an Oaklawn-based runner who finished fourth in last weekend’s Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Park Derby, will return to turf for Arlington Park’s stakes series for 3-year-olds, trainer Tim Ice said on Wednesday.

“He didn’t run a bad race, but I think he’s probably a better turf horse,” he said.

No Spin won an overnight stakes on the grass last fall at Hawthorne, when he powered home by three lengths in the $63,000 Royal Glint. The horse will now be freshened, Ice said, then begin preparations for the $125,000 Arlington Classic on May 26. The other races in the turf series are the Grade 3, $200,000 American Derby on July 14 and the Grade 1, $500,000 Secretariat on Aug. 18.

Apprehender shooting high in Bachelor

Apprehender, a 3-year-old who won his career debut in January with a Beyer Figure of 98, is being pointed for the $75,000 Bachelor at Oaklawn on April 7, said his trainer, Ingrid Mason. In his most recent start, the horse won a first-level allowance.

Mason said she had entered Apprehender in another allowance with the hope of taking advantage of his conditions, but the race did not fill and so the target became the Bachelor. The six-furlong race is for 3-year-olds. Apprehender is out of the Grade 1-winning mare Missy’s Mirage.

◗ Caleb’s Posse is scheduled to ship Tuesday to Aqueduct for the Grade 1, $400,000 Carter Handicap on April 7. Trainer Donnie Von Hemel said the horse is scheduled to fly from Memphis, Tenn., to Newark, N.J., just as he did last month when he traveled to Aqueduct and ran second in the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool.