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Bolo, Ocho Ocho Ocho Still on Track for Santa Anita Derby

3/19/2015

Both Bolo and Ocho Ocho Ocho remain on course for the Santa Anita Derby after mid-week workouts.

After making his first three career starts on turf, two of them wins, Bolo finished third behind Dortmund in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes on March 7, beaten less than two lengths.

“We were very pleased,” said Carla Gaines, who trains Bolo for Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc., and Earle Mack. “It was sort of an unknown, and he had missed some training and didn’t go into the race exactly as we would have liked. But he ran really well in spite of me,” she chuckled.

Mike Smith, who rode Ocho Ocho Ocho in the San Felipe, has committed to Bolo in the Santa Anita Derby, leaving Ocho Ocho Ocho open.

Ocho Ocho Ocho worked five furlongs Wednesday for Jim Cassidy in 1:00.80.

“He worked really good,” trainer Jim Cassidy said. “I was really happy with the work and I’m happy with the horse right now. His cuts are healed; he’s better than he was last week. He was kind of quiet last week.”

Edited Santa Anita release
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