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                   === Pool Play to go in Clark Handicap ===
 
 Louisville,  KY  (Sports Network) - In  a quick turn around from the Breeders'
 Cup,  7-year-old  Pool Play is being  point toward the $500,000 Clark Handicap
 at  Churchill Downs  on Nov. 23. Trainer  Mark Casse may also enter two others
 in the 1 1/8-mile stakes.
 
 "Pool  Play  loves Churchill  Downs," Casse  said. "It's  coming back a little
 quick  (from  the Breeders'  Cup Classic),  but I  think he  just kind of went
 around  the  track in California. Also,  this race is  hard to pass up when we
 know he likes it here."
 
 Owned by Bill Farish Jr., Pool Play won last year's Stephen Foster Handicap at
 Churchill  but did  not start again until  this July when he was fourth in the
 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes at Woodbine.
 
 Following  another fourth  in Woodbine's  Seagram Cup  Stakes and  a third  in
 Arlington  Park's  Washington Park Handicap,  Pool Play won the Hawthorne Gold
 Cup.  He finished  eighth in a 12-horse  field in the Breeders' Cup Classic on
 Nov. 3.
 
 The 7-year-old has won seven of 33 career starts for more than $1.24 million.
 
 Casse,  one  of  Canada's  leading  trainers,  is  also  considering  entering
 Stealcase and Delegation in the Clark.
 
 Delegation,  owned  by Gary and  Cecil Barber, was  third in the Breeders' Cup
 Dirt Mile behind Tapizar and would be making his Churchill debut in the Clark.
 
 "With  the exception of (Breeders' Cup Sprint winner) Trinniberg, (Delegation)
 was  one of  the only 3-year-olds to  get close (in the Breeders' Cup)," Casse
 said. "I think he's a really good horse."
 
 Casse  is likely to also nominate Delegation for the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on
 Nov. 24.
 
 Unraced  as a 2-year-old, Delegation won the Durham Cup at Woodbine on Oct. 14
 prior  to  his Breeders' Cup start.  The gelding has banked $349,045 with four
 wins in seven races.
 
 The  third horse from Casse's barn that could start in the Clark is 3-year-old
 Stealcase.  Owned by  John Oxley, the colt notched his first stakes victory in
 September in Woodbine's Ontario Derby and is coming off a third in the Ack Ack
 Handicap at Churchill.
 
 "We'll  nominate  Stealcase to the  Clark and the  Cigar Mile, as well," Casse
 said. "It's possible we'll run two, but we won't run all three."
 
 Stealcase  has  found the winner's circle  three times in 13 career starts for
 $329,574.
 
 The 2011 Clark was won by recent Breeders' Cup Mile champ Wise Dan.
 
 
 
 
 
 11/09 15:21:04 ET


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