Dortmund Confirmed For Date With California Chrome In Saturday’s San Diego ‘Cap

by | 07.17.2016 | 4:43pm
Dortmund won his fourth graded stakes of 2015 in the Native Diver.

Kaleem Shah's Dortmund, preparing for his first race since winning the Native Diver Handicap at Del Mar last November 28, turned in his final major workout for Saturday's Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap, covering six furlongs in 1:12.00,

The 4-year-old son of Big Brown had a workmate in 4-year-old allowance horse Fusaichi Samurai, also owned by Shah and trained by Bob Baffert, and the pair went through their work  on an empty track at 10:30 a.m. following the normal conclusion of training hours.

Del Mar's clockers timed Dortmund, with Stewart Elliott up, in :24.20, :47.60 and :59.00 prior  to his final time. They had him galloping out seven furlongs in 1:25.60. Fusaichi Samurai was given a five-furlong clocking of :59.80.

Beginning at the five-eighths pole several lengths behind Fusaichi Samurai, Dortmund and Elliott came up on the outside and drew even at the head of the stretch. The stablemates went evenly until Dortmund pulled clear 50 yards before the wire.

Gary Stevens has the mount on Dortmund for the San Diego.

Watch the end of Dortmund's work here (he is on the outside):

  • smoof

    huh…just watched chrome’s “work of a lifetime” from yesterday…i have never seen that much kindney sweat on a horse for a work before…shoulder sweat, yes (not a good sign), butkidney sweat? never…if I’d seen him walking to the post with that much kidney sweat, i’d try to cancel my bet…weird.

    then you’ve got dortman, who should have a giant stride but has the stiffest, shortest looking stride on a big horse I’ve ever seen and high head carriage…

  • Larry Ensor

    Looking forward to the match up!

  • J

    The GREAT Martin Garcia is Dumped.
    How Awful.

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