Salutos Amigos Going for Fourth Straight in $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap

Salutos Amigos Going for Fourth Straight in $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap

Category : News - Fri 06/03/2015 - 11:59 EST

On Saturday at Aqueduct, the track will host the 40th installment of the $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap. Scheduled to be run at six-furlongs on the inner dirt track, the Grade 3 race has drawn a field of six.

Salutos Amigos has been installed as the highweight and will carry 125 pounds and is also listed as the morning line favorite at odds of 8-5 for trainer David Jacobson. A five-year-old gelding by Salute the Sarge, the eight-time career winner comes into this race off of three consecutive victories against stakes competition. He was last seen defeating a similar field, including rival Dads Caps, in the Toboggan Stakes (G3). He will have Cornelio Velazquez back in the irons.

Dads Caps trying to turn the tables on rival Salutos Amigos

Dads Caps will be making his first start for trainer Gustavo Rodriguez and is the second choice at odds of 3-1 on the morning line.  A five-year-old son of Discreet Cat, he has won four of his sixteen starts and was second in the 2014 edition of the Tom Fool Handicap (G3). He was second to Salutos Amigos in his first start of the year and has gone winless since the Carter (G1) in April. Jose Ortiz has retained the mount.

Maleeh going for first graded stakes victory

Also in the field at morning line odds of 5-1 is Maleeh for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. A five-year-old son of Indian Charlie out of multiple stakes winner Gold Mover,  he has been on the board in five of his six starts and has two career victories. He is stepping back up to graded stakes competition after a third-place finish as the favorite against optional claiming company in January. Junior Alvarado will be aboard for the first time.  

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