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Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

Compari to Run in Hollywood Gold Cup

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Compari, victorious in six of eight outings, will make his next start in the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup on July 10, trainer Marty Jones confirmed Sunday.


Jones gave the California-bred 4-year-old gelding the green light after a seven-furlong work in 1:26.80 on Cushion Track. “He finished really nice,” said Jones.


Owned and bred by John Harris, Don Valpredo and John Nicoletti, Compari comes off a seventh-place finish in the Shoemaker Mile on turf May 31, snapping a six-race winning streak.


“It was a combination of things,” said Jones in analyzing the defeat, in which Compari was forced to steady at the 3/8-pole. “The post parade, the break, and he didn’t have a smooth trip.


“Things didn’t work out that race and we hope to put them together next time out,” continued Jones. “He won the Snow Chief on this track and has always trained well on it.”


Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who won the 2004 Gold Cup on Total Impact, will ride Compari for the first time. By Redattore out of the Dixieland Band mare Southern Charm, Compari has won four stakes, including the Grade II Arcadia Handicap. He has earned $422,640.


Defending champion Rail Trip is expected to head the lineup in the Grade I handicap at 1 ¼ miles on the main track.

 

 

 

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