Caixa Eletronica showed how it’s done in the $1 million Charles Town Classic

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Caixa Eletronica showed how it’s done in the $1 million Charles Town Classic
Anyone who thinks Todd Pletcher trained seven-year-old horse, Caixa Eletronica, is a genuine sprinter and can’t go further than seven furlongs max, has to think again, because Todd Pletcher who trained the horse for Mike Repole for his Repole Stable, showed
that there is still some fire left in the horse, and his late entry in the Grade 2, $1 million Charles Town Classic at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races proved that he can go farther than sprint distances.
The Kentucky bred, Caixa Eletronica was nowhere thought to be in the starting lineup for the Charles Town Classic, which originally consisted of 9, 4-year-old and up colts and geldings to run over a distance of 1 1/8 miles, but the inclusion of Caixa Eletronica
extended it to a field of 10.
The Charles Town field was a tough one, with the likes of Duke of Mischief, Tres Borrachos, Uh Oh Bang, Pants on Fire, Tackleberry, and Norvsky going for the massive purse of $1 million.
The son of Arromanches, out of mare Edyta by Skip Away, Caixa Eletronica, guided by jockey Javier Castellano sat back at fourth for most of the race, racking a pace which was contested but wasn’t that quick.
Caixa Eletronica was saving his energy for one final burst, and he had his opportunity when he was still trailing coming off the bend to challenge Duke of Mischief, who had assumed the lead going into the stretch.
The 6-year-old Duke of Mischief was coming off an 11th place finish in the Grade 3 Tampa Bay Stakes, but was defending his title in the Charles Town Classic, couldn’t really fathom the solid run from Caixa Eletronica, who downed his opponent by
a comfortable margin of three lengths with a winning time of 1 minute and 50.28 seconds.
Mister Marti Gras turned in a solid performance as he finished third from last behind Duke of Mischief and the favoured Tackleberry finished fourth.
“It looked like he would be right there,” Castellano said. “The track was very fair tonight. When you ride for Todd you can be comfortable and confident. I was in good hands tonight. Everything worked out great.”



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