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Calimonco Outsmarts His Rivals

If I.Q. means anything, Calimonco has an edge over his rivals in Saturday’s Grade II Oak Tree Mile.


“He’s highly intelligent,” said Larry Benavidez, long-time assistant to trainer John Sadler, who is in Kentucky today preparing stakes charges for the opening of the Keeneland meet. “On his stall at Del Mar, we have a sign,” Benavidez continued: “STAY AWAY. I BITE HARD.” He’ll do that, especially if you have a helmet on.”


Antics aside, Sadler expects another solid effort from the 5-year-old Storm Cat horse in the turf event that offers $150,000 in guaranteed money.


“He ran very well in the Del Mar Mile (third, beaten a half-length on Aug. 27),” Sadler said before his departure. “It was really a good third. He lacked a little racing room at the quarter pole but ran a good, strong race. He didn’t get beat (by) very much.”


Owned and bred by Marty and Pam Wygod, Calimonco has a 4-7-6 record from 25 starts with earnings of $264,466.


The field for the Oak Tree Mile, Saturday’s ninth race: Victory Pete, Jose Valdivia Jr; El Gato Malo, David Flores; John Johny Jak, Rafael Bejarano; Blue Chagall, Hector Berrios; Jeranimo, Martin Garcia; Mr. Commons, Mike Smith; Crown of Thorns, Alonso Quinonez; Calimonco, Victor Espinoza; and Monterey Jazz, Joe Talamo.

 

 

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