01/30/2012 4:34PM

Toby's Corner, Castro on comeback trail

Barbara D. Livingston
Toby's Corner, wth jockey Eddie Castro up, works five furlongs in 1:02.02 on Monday at Palm Meadows.

Eddie Castro climbed aboard Toby’s Corner on Monday morning for the first time since he guided the colt to an upset of Uncle Mo in last year’s Grade 1 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. Castro guided Toby’s Corner through a five-furlong workout in 1:02.02 at Palm Meadows.

For Toby’s Corner, it was his sixth breeze since returning to the work tab on Dec. 24. Toby’s Corner was knocked out of last year’s Kentucky Derby due to a hind leg injury that forced him to miss the remainder of the year.

For Castro, it was his third morning getting on horses. He has been sidelined since mid-October after fracturing his vertebrae in a spill at Belmont Park.

Graham Motion, trainer of Toby’s Corner, was pleased with how his colt worked, but is not sure when or where he will return to the races. One thought was the Super Stakes at Tampa Bay on Feb. 11, but Motion said Monday that might come up too soon.

Castro is expected to return to the saddle the second weekend of February, most likely in New York.