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Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

Sensational Star Next for Caracortado

Caracortado captures the 2010 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita

Caracortado, whose spectacular last-to-first victory in the Daytona Stakes on Jan. 8 fooled even the omniscient eyes of Trevor Denman, will return to the same venue a week from Saturday when he runs in the Sensational Star Stakes.

 

For his part, the legendary Denman makes no apologies for his real-time Daytona assessment of Caracortado’s chances. “To me, it was a once in a lifetime kind of performance,” said Denman. “I have never seen a horse do what Caracortado did. He was dead in the water at the three sixteenths pole. He wasn’t going anywhere. You can look back at horses like Silky Sullivan, but in his case, you could see he was gathering himself, that he was going to make a run. In this case, Caracortado was doing nothing. It was truly amazing.”

 

Like the Daytona, the $100,000 Sensational Star is scheduled to be run at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.

 

“It’s for Cal-breds, the horse is doing well, it’s down the hill and it gives me six weeks to the Kilroe,” Machowsky said Friday morning in explaining his decision to run in the Sensational Star rather than the Grade II Arcadia Stakes at one mile on turf on Feb. 4.

 

The Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile, also on turf, will be run on March 3, the day of the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap and the Grade I, $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

 

 

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Caracortado will have another sensational run!!!
If anyone doesn't usually watch turf racing or you don't like it, you may love the downhill. Anyone know if California Flag is running this year?

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