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Mitchell Says Obviously Training Super

Wise Dan is the horse to beat in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, obviously. Or should that be, Obviously?

Obviously, the horse, is trained by Mike Mitchell, who plans to take on reigning Horse of the Year and defending Mile champion Wise Dan in this year’s edition, Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, after finishing third to the champ in last year’s Mile. As is his wont, Obviously set the pace until late in the race and was beaten just two lengths.

“This (main) track has been super for him,” Mitchell said of the 5-year-old Irish-bred gelding, who has won his last three races, the Grade II American Handicap, the Grade I Shoemaker Mile and the Grade II Del Mar Mile. “He’s been hitting the ground really well.”

Obviously’s half-length victory under 125 pounds as the 3-10 favorite in the Del Mar Mile came on Aug. 25, his first start in two months. “We didn’t stop on him because of a leg problem or anything,” Mitchell said. “We just freshened him up.

“He’s put some serious weight on and he’s training super. I’m not excited about running against Wise Dan, but that said, I’m not going anywhere.”

Obviously is scheduled to work five furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track tomorrow morning under regular rider Joe Talamo, just back from New Orleans in his native state of Louisiana.

Obviously is nearing millionaire status. With a 9-4-2 record from 16 starts, he has earned $968,361.

 

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