One stride short of back-to-back grade I turf victories, Fluke figures to be the one to beat in the $150,000 Budweiser Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf April 3, part of the Santa Anita Derby undercard April 3.
Patricia Bozano's 5-year-old Brazilian-bred was caught in the final
stride as he attempted to take the Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (gr.
IT) field from gate to wire March 6, defeated by a nose by the
Juddmonte mare Proviso
Trained by Humberto Ascanio, Fluke won the Citation Handicap (gr. IT)
by 1 1/4 lengths in his previous start Nov. 27 at Hollywood Park