Dortmund Could Run in Triple Bend Stakes

Dortmund Could Run in Triple Bend Stakes

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By Ed Golden, Santa Anita Publicity

Dortmund, the 2015 Santa Anita Derby winner recently transferred by owner Kaleem Shah from trainer Bob Baffert to Art Sherman, could make his first start for Sherman in next Saturday’s Grade I Triple Bend Stakes if he’s ready for the seven furlong race.

“He worked five-eighths in 59 the other day and went really well,” said Art’s son and assistant, Alan, of a breeze at Los Alamitos on Wednesday. Los Alamitos head clocker Russ Hudak said the five-year-old son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown “looked good.”

“He might run in the Triple Bend, I’m not sure. It might come up too quick,” Alan said. “I just don’t know if we’ll have him quite tight enough for that, but he’s getting close.”

As to two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, retired to stud at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky following his farewell race in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28, the six-year-old California-bred is enjoying himself.

“He’s doing great,” Alan said. “He’s bred to two mares every day and loving life.”

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