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Acclamation Heads Compact Eddie Read

Acclamation will face four rivals in Saturday’s 39th running of the Eddie Read Stakes. The Read is the first graded stakes and first of seven Grade I events of the meeting. The 1 1/8 mile event generally determines the top grass horse of the season.

Acclamation was a 3 3/4-length winner of last year’s Read under jockey Joel Rosario in 1:46.99 for the distance while toting 123 pounds. Acclamation drew the No. 3 post and is high-weighted at 123 pounds for his title defense. Patrick Valenzuela will ride.

A 6-year-old California-bred owned by Bud and Judy Johnston’s Old English Rancho and Peter and Mary Hilvers, and trained by Donald Warren, Acclamation tuned up for the  $300,000 Read with a six-furlong workout in 1:14 2/5 on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course on Monday.

The 2011 Read victory, coupled with one in the TVG Pacific Classic, secured Horse of the Meeting as well as Older Horse and Grass Horse divisional titles for Del Mar. At year’s end, Acclamation was voted an Eclipse Award in the Older Male category.

Acclamation was a wire-to-wire winner of the Grade I Charlie Whittingham Handicap in his 2012 debut on June 12 at Hollywood Park.

Two other graded stakes winners of 2012 in the field are Casino Host and Slim Shadey. Casino Host, trained by Ron Ellis for the Gary and Mary West Stable, won the Grade II Mervin Muniz Jr. Handicap at the Fair Grounds in April. Slim Shadey, trained by Simon Callaghan for owner Phil Cunningham, prevailed in the Grade II San Marcos Handicap at Santa Anita in February.

The Read will go as the third on a 10-race program. The field, with jockeys and weights, from the rail out: Hog’s Hollow, Rafael Bejarano, 119; Interaction, Brice Blanc, 119;  Acclamation, Patrick Valenzuela, 123; Casino Host, Joe Talamo, 121; Slim Shadey, Garrett Gomez, 122.  

 

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Older Comments about Acclamation Heads Compact Eddie Read...

Acclamation to win, Slim Shadey to place for the who did Acclamation beat questions, Interaction to show(he beat Acclamation's stablemate Norvsky, Romp and Hog's Hollow last out).
Id be surprised if its not an easy jog for a 3-5 length score

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