Catlaunch won the $50,000 Gendelman last Saturday for the third straight year at River Downs. It was also the third straight year that the mile and a sixteenth event was taken off the turf course and run over the main track.\r\nThe Gendelman was the 21st stakes victory for the now 10-year-old Catlaunch, who has now won 37 of 86 starts and earned $983,000.\r\nTrainer Ivan Vazquez said the old gelding&rsquo;s future is up to him.\r\n&ldquo;He makes me look good, he is such an easy horse to train.,&rdquo; Vazquez said. &ldquo;Right now, we have no goals for him, he has achieved everything you can ask of a horse, whatever he wants to do is up to him.&rdquo;\r\nCatlaunch came back &ldquo;good&rdquo; from the Gendelman and Vazquez is planning to run Catlaunch in the George Lewis at Thistledown on July 16. \r\n&ldquo;It has been changed to accredited-breds and it is a good spot for him, going a mile and a sixteenth,&rdquo; Vazquez said.\r\n* River Downs ontrack handle is up, way up, from last year.\r\nThrough the first 23 days of racing last season, River Downs handled $1,190,763 ontrack. Through the same 23 days this season, $1,479,620 has been handled, an increase of 24 percent. Average ontrack handle has increased from $51,772 to $64,331.\r\nThere were only four days all of last season that River Downs handled more than $600,000 from all sources, including incoming simulcasts, ontrack. There have already been three such days this year.\r\nThe marketing budget at River Downs was nonexistent last season, but over $250,000 has been spent this season by the track&rsquo;s new owner, Pinnacle Entertainment.