Tuesday, May 29 2012
SHACKLEFORD HOLDS OFF CALEB’S POSSE IN MET MILE THRILLER
ELMONT, N.Y. – Shackleford proved impossible to catch on Monday at Belmont Park, setting the pace and resiliently holding off Caleb’s Posse’s patented stretch run to prevail by a nose in the 119th edition of the Grade 1, $750,000 Metropolitan Handicap.
Attempting to post consecutive wins for the first time in his career, Shackleford shot to the lead from post position 2 and set fractions of 22.77 and 44.73, with Jackson Bend and favored To Honor and Serve providing pressure in second and third, respectively.
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