Trainer Julio Canani
proclaimed Blue Chagall, winner of Wednesday's $80,300 Wickerr Handicap at a
mile on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course, in fine shape Thursday morning.
In addition, he said the
French-bred 5-year-old would run next in the Grade II, $250,000 Del Mar Mile on
the turf on Saturday, August 28.
"That's my 40th stakes
win at Del Mar, and I don't got no blue
eyes," the colorful native of Peru said.
Canani's 40 wins puts him
seventh on Del
Mar's all-time list of stakes-winning trainers, a list led by Bob Baffert's 86.
The trainer said The
Pamplemousse, who was on the Triple Crown trail in 2009 before injury sidelined
him, will breeze for the first time on the comeback trail Sunday, scheduled to
go 3 furlongs.