MULTIPLE STAKES WINNER DHAAMER & BREEDERS’ CUP CHAMP, 10-YEAR-OLD CALIDOSCOPIO HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP AT 1 ½ MILES

by dolsen 2 years ago
March 20, 2013

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 20, 2013)—Idle since running second, beaten a neck, in the Grade II Del Mar Handicap going 1 3/8 miles on turf Aug. 25, multiple stakes winning Dhaamer joins 10-year-old Argentine-bred Calidoscopio, idle since winning the Grade II Breeders’ Cup Marathon on Nov. 2, atop a field of eight veterans set to contest Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup at 1 ½ miles on the main track.

Although four out of his five lifetime wins have been on turf, Dhaamer, a 6-year-old Irish-bred gelding trained by Mike Mitchell, was second, beaten a neck, in last year’s Tokyo City, which was his U.S. debut.

A winner of the Grade III Sunset Handicap going 1 ½ miles on turf July 15 at Betfair Hollywood Park, Dhaamer will be making only his second career start on dirt this Saturday.

Calidoscopio shocked the racing world by winning the 1 ¾ miles Breeders’ Cup Marathon at odds of 17-1 in his U.S. debut. Twenty lengths off the pace after six furlongs, Aaron Gryder orchestrated a last-to-first run that resulted in a Beyer Speed figure of 99 and Calidoscopio’s third win from four starts last year.

The complete field, from the rail out for Saturday’s Grade III Tokyo City Cup is as follows:

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