Shivananda Racing's Trinniberg, who has returned to sprinting after a dismal effort in the Kentucky Derby at 1 ¼ miles, will be trying for his fourth graded stakes win of the year if he takes on six rivals in the Carry Back Stakes for 3-year-olds at Calder Casino & Race Course Saturday, July 7. The son of Teuflesberg is cross entered in the Smile Sprint Handicap for 3-year-olds and up on the same card. Both races are at six furlongs.
The Carry Back, named for the 1961 Florida-bred Kentucky Derby winner and champion, is Race No. 8 and is scheduled for 4:07 p.m.
Trinniberg, who began his racing career last July at Calder with a victory, will be running at six furlongs for the first time this year and will tote co-high weight of 122 pounds. His three scores this year have all come at seven furlongs.
Trained by Bisnath Parboo, Trinniberg began the year with a six-length win in the Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park in March, after which he captured the Bay Shore Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack by three lengths. Following a 17th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby, he won the Woody Stephens Stakes at Belmont Park by 1 3/4 lengths.
Trinniberg will be ridden again by Willie Martinez.
Sharing co-high weight is Jacks or Better Farm's homebred Fort Loudon, last year's Florida champion 2-year-old male. By Awesome of Course, Fort Loudon began this year racing in graded events at Gulfstream, and the best he could do was to finish fourth in the Holy Bull. In his last two starts, he won the In Summation Stakes and the Unbridled Stakes, both at Calder. Fernando Jara rides the colt for trainer Stanley Gold.
Gold also will send out another Jacks or Better homebred, Argentine Tango, who was stakes-placed three times at 2, twice behind Fort Loudon. The son of Black Mambo won a Calder allowance race by seven lengths two races back. Argentine Tango will carry 115 pounds including rider Jose Rodriguez.
Hello Prince, who will tote 119 pounds, won three times at Calder last year including the Birdonthewire Stakes. Trained by Daniel Pita for Rey Wan Racing, the son Halo's Image finished second in the Swale, six lengths behind Trinniberg. Jozbin Santana will ride for the first time.
Pita also will be represented by Brenda Tabraue and Andrea Farm's Angelofdistinction, who finished third in the Insummation and the Unbridled in his last two starts and was a stakes winner in 2011. By With Distinction, Angelofdistinction will be ridden by Jesus Rios.
Completing the field are Tom Gregerson's It Takes Heart (by Put It Back ), who is stakes-placed this year; and Rose Family Stable's homebred Rex's Last Tour (by First Tour), who is looking for his first win since scoring at Calder in October.