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West Coast Notes


Breeders' Cup notes from Santa Anita

Caracortado (Turf Sprint) worked four furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Sunday in company with J Man. They went a bullet :46.00, breezing, and :47.80, respectively. Zoe Cadman rode Caracortado, while the Cal-bred’s regular rider, Joe Talamo, was the “rabbit” aboard J Man.

“Awesome,” is how trainer Mike Machowsky summed up Caracortado’s work. “He couldn’t be going any better right now. Let’s hope next Saturday he feels like he did today.”

Machowsky said Caracortado ships for Kentucky Tuesday, “and I go Monday on the redeye.”

California Flag (Turf Sprint) worked four furlongs in “49.40, breezing. “Everything’s good,” trainer Brian Koriner said after the drill.

Trainer Mike Pender on Saturday’s four furlong work in :50 flat by Oak Tree Mile winner Jeranimo (Mile): “Jeranimo was in the dark under the lights Saturday morning doing his maintenance, easy half-mile with ears pricked, preparing for his blind date with European queen Goldikova. He seems up for the challenge.”

After Garrett Gomez lost his Filly & Mare Turf mount on Cozi Rosie when she came down with an injury, agent Tony Matos booked him on Cambina in that race for trainer Jeff Bonde. With Cambina, it gives the 2007 Eclipse Award winner mounts in 12 of the 15 BC races:

--Shumoos (Juvenile Sprint)
--Stopshoppingmaria (Juvenile Fillies Turf)
--Shotgun Gulch (F&M Sprint)
--Miss Match (Ladies’ Classic)
--Cease (Marathon)
--Majestic City (Juvenile Turf)
--Broken Dreams (Turf Sprint)
--Alpha (Juvenile)
--Get Stormy (Mile)
--Tapizar (Dirt Mile)
--Ruler on Ice (Classic)

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