Carolyn Wilson’s The Tabulator also made his 2019 debut in the month of May when he took on six other competitors in an Allowance race going six furlongs over the synthetic Arlington main track.
Breaking from post 4, jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. sent him to the lead where he was involved in a brief battle and was forced to go a quick opening quarter mile in 21.4 seconds. After shaking off the first challenge, he opened up turning for home and was clear most of the way through the stretch. He got a little tired nearing the wire, and held on for just a neck victory in his comeback performance.
Although the margin of victory was not impressive on paper, the fractions he was forced to set and the way that he kept on was visually impressive, and trainer Larry Rivelli said he came out of the race doing just fine.
In 2017 The Tabulator secured his first Graded Stakes victory after winning the GIII Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs. He then went on to cap off his 2017 season with a fifth place finish in the Breeders Cup Juvenile behind champion two-year-old Good Magic.
The Tabulator was seen four times in 2018, with his only victory coming in the Golden Circle Stakes at Prairie Meadows last May.
The now 4- year- old son of Dialed In will look to add another Graded Stakes victory to his resume sometime this year. As of now however, Rivelli will be pointing him for a Stakes race on dirt for his next start.