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Catalina Cruiser shows new tricks through San Diego Handicap to win


With a stacked barn with strong horses, Hronis
Racing can show measured patience.

The suit and his choice trainer, John Sadler, were on the alert especially with Catalina Cruiser, a 5-year-old person who looks like him and is similar to the child who grew six inches in the final year of secondary school .

Catalina Cruiser is never more than ever, and it took other significant advances in an increasingly prominent career with a ready win in the $ 200,000 Grade San Diego Handicap Saturday at Del Mar.

Launched as a 1-9 favorite for the 1-1 / 16 mile dirt race in a park that was reduced to four with scratches with Bob Baffert (Dr. Dorr) and another horse Hronis / Sadler (Higher Power), Catalina Cruiser and jockey Joel Rosario decided to speed up any business and looked at her not to charge the Mongolian Gazette Enebish Ganbat on the climb late to finish.

“The winner is a monster,” who surprised the rider Martin Garcia, who was on board the third pick.

Paid in 1: 44.20, Catalina Cruiser paid $ 2.20 and $ 2.10. There was no show betting, and the community got a lot out there, with a total of $ 187,446 of $ 224,579 being written for Catalina Cruiser. Mongolian Groom was paid $ 4.40.

The victory – the sixth
in seven
Catalina Cruiser's career – a repetition in San Diego for the horse which is among the early Rags descendants of Belmont Stakes 2012 begins. If he stays healthy, the next probable start is the Classic $ 1 million by Del Mar ar 17 August.

“When you're 1-9, there are lots of conversations about style points and things like that, but it was comfortable all the way,” Sadler said “The fractions were slow, but this is not a quick track. We will check the speed figures and see how it will come out to decide whether it will run in Classic Classic. ”

The Hronis team chose to start the beginning of Catalina Cruiser – this was just the second race in eight months (the other in his win in the North Truths of Truth at Belmont) – to give him a great deal of rest and put him in the direction. races with the greatest potential.

“My pleasure is our patience,” said Kosta Hronis, “to give him his time, let him develop, do not press it into the race track. This can happen in many cases.

“Our patience worked for him. Now he can be like a race horse he must be. ”

In contrast, the group is not dealing with a patient's horse. Spending so much time around the barn, Catalina Cruiser can be terrible at times, said Sadler, and Hronis said “it was going to start the stall” unless he ran on Saturday.

“He got a scholarship (in the paddock) three days in a row,” said Hronis. “Today, finally, when we walked over, it was like,‘ OK, now I am going on my way. ”

Rosario, based in Saratoga in New York during the summer, chose to spend the weekend at Del Mar. He escaped the brutal heat that forced Saturday's card to be canceled in Saratoga, and supported San Diego's victory with four races later in Grade II $ 200,000 Grade II on an Unusual Mucho board.

Tim Yakteen, owned by George Kirkorian, Mucho Unusual ($ 7.00) began slowly in the head
-mile on the turf and it was sixth on top of the stretch. The 3-year-old daughter of Mucho Macho Man cut off strongly and put a blow on Apache Princess's neck.

“I was amazed as if she was so far back,” said Yakteen.

Despite this, he said on the filly who won all three of her this year, “We are delighted with her effort. Things are consistent with planning, and this is one industry that often does not happen. ”

In the $ 10,000 Daisycutter Barrier, five people
The Painting Corners ($ 12.40), who received training from Peter Miller, put best lengths on 1 The lengths. Runner jockey, Drayden Van Dyke, challenged a crash incident in the stretch with Painting Corners and Prat Flavien wheels. The stewards ruled the result to keep the same.


The start of the ninth 12-minute race was delayed after the untimely Tacocat, 2 years old, was ripped off by the leader Kent Desormeaux in front of the old stand. The horse ran the wrong direction around the road and he disappeared. She eventually ran through an open gateway to the barns on the back road. Track officials said that Tacocat managed to return to the train trainer Keith Desormeaux.


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