Horse Racing

Csaba, Rule Number Six to meet in Calder’s Memorial Handicap

 

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Csaba, a winner of five stakes races in South Florida since last July, and Rule Number Six, the impressive winner of a recent Calder Casino & Race Course stakes, will meet for the first time Saturday in the $75,000 Memorial Handicap.

The Memorial is for 3-year-olds and up, at 1 1/16 miles on Calder’s dirt track.

Csaba, a 4-year-old trained by Phil Gleaves, will undoubtedly be the heavy favorite.

At the 2012-2013 Gulfstream Park meet, he won the Harlan’s Holiday and the Hal’s Hope (Grade 3).

In his final 2012 Calder race, on Nov. 24, Csaba finished in a dead heat with Ducduc for the victory in the Fred W. Hooper Handicap (Grade 3).

Ducduc, trained by Bisnath Parboo, is part of the 10-horse Memorial field.

Rule Number Six, a 4-year-old trained by Ron Gaffney, has a three-race winning streak.

He won his stakes debut at Calder on May 5 when he rallied from seventh place entering the stretch and beat Megamove by 1 1/4 lengths in the $55,000 Sumter Stakes at one mile and 70 yards.

Megamove will be in the Memorial and will probably battle Decisive Moment for the early lead.

Csaba has the No. 1 post position Saturday, and veteran jockey Manoel Cruz will attempt to keep the horse from getting squeezed in at the start.

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