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Crowded House Invades Del Mar

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Creating something of a mystery for bettors in Saturday's Grade I, $300,000 Eddie Read is Crowded House, fresh from racing in Newmarket's Group II Prince of Wales Stakes after wintering in Dubai, during which he ran unsuccessfully in the Dubai World Cup March 27.

 

The 4-year-old son of Rainbow Quest is trained by Brian Meehan for owner J. Paul Reddam. The colt arrived in the United States on Sunday and vanned to Del Mar after finishing quarantine at Hollywood Park. Reddam bought the colt after he broke his maiden at Newmarket in England in 2008.

 

After finishing second to Donativum, who later won the 2008 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, Crowded House captured the Group I Racing Post Trophy.

 

"That made him a winter favorite for the next year's [Epsom] Derby," Jamie McCalmont, Reddam's racing manager, said Thursday morning at Ben Cecil's barn, where Crowded House is stabled. He finished sixth in the Derby after what the Daily Racing Form chart called being "badly hampered" during the race.


McCalmont pointed out that although Crowded House is an English-bred, his pedigree includes Chapel of Dreams as second dam and Terlingua as third dam, both providing an American connection. Terlingua, a daughter of Secretariat who died in 2008 at age 32, won the 1978 Del Mar Debutante and was the dam of super stallion Storm Cat.

 

Though Crowded House's career record shows only two victories, his earnings stand at $712,400.

 

He'll be tackling the ultra-consistent The Usual Q.T., trained by Jim Cassidy; Loup Breton, an earner of $745,712 trained by Julio Canani; Acclamation, trained by Donald Warren and also in Sunday's California Dreamin' Handicap; Enriched, a half-brother to 2007 Pacific Classic champion Lava Man trained by Doug O'Neill; Hyades, trained by Cecil, and Eoin Harty trainee Victor's Cry.

 

The Read goes as the eighth race on the 10-race card.

 

 

 

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