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2012 San Diego Handicap (G2)

7/28/2012, Del Mar
Post Time:
5:47 PM PT
1 1/16 m (Synthetic)
3+ M

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 San Diego Handicap (G2)...

The journey for trainer Ron Ellis and his gelding Rail Trip has been filled with ups and downs. After two years apart the duo looks to score a well deserved victory in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.Read More
  • zatt · Hard not to like Rail Trip, especially back with Ellis ... I would not put it past him to run a big race in the Dirt Mile. · 627 days ago ·
A trio of graded stakes-winning horses, including Richard's Kid, have made triumphant returns at Del Mar in the past week.Read More
  • BrianZipse · Great to see all three back ... Richard's Kid will be hard to beat in his attempt for Pacific Classic #3. · 707 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · If all that are possible for the Pacific Classic are entered, that race will be one of the toughest of the year. Fair odds all the way around. Great to see Richard's Kid, Rail Trip, and Coil back in the winner's circle! · 707 days ago ·
Over two years and eight defeats since last tasting victory, Rail Trip sat the perfect stalking strip under Jose Valdivia Jr. through tepid fractions and held on late to capture the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (Grade II) by 1 1/2-lengths as the 9-to-2 fifth choice in the field of seven. Read More
Jay Em Ess Stable’s seven-year-old Rail Trip, winless for two years and eight starts since capturing The Californian at Hollywood Park in June of 2010, returned to glory Saturday with a hard-fought victory in the featured $200,000 San Diego Handicap.Read More
Friday Del Mar Recap – July 27 Both surfaces seemed to play fair. Rafael Bejarano and Garrett Gomez (turf) both booted home a pair. Peter Miller saddled two winners on the card. On the ticket front I tabbed three Primary (Format V., Richard’s Kid, Askingfortrouble) winners.Read More
Out of this group i am going with Kettlecorn.
It has been nearly three years since Rail Trip made his only Del Mar start. That was the 2009 Pacific Classic when Rail Trip, then considered one of the top handicap horses in the country, was beaten as the 5-2 favorite, finishing third behind Richard’s Kid. Read More

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