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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN
• TEAM TRINNIBERG SETS SIGHTS ON DEFENSE OF BC SPRINT
• MUCHO MACHO MAN HEADS BREEDERS’ CUP WORK PARADE
• CHRB MEETING AT SANTA ANITA ON THURSDAY
TRAINER HOPES TO RIGHT THE SHIP WITH TRINNIBERG
Team Parboo, or Parbhoo, depending on who you talk with, will give Trinniberg an opportunity to defend his title in the $1.5 million Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint at six furlongs on Nov. 2.
The 4-year-old Kentucky-bred colt barely drew a deep breath when finishing seventh and last behind victorious Points Offthebench in the Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Oct. 5, 22 ¼ lengths behind the winner.
It was the first race for the dark bay son of Teuflesberg in three months, when he finished second in the Grade II Smile Sprint Handicap at Calder last July 6.
Trinniberg worked a half-mile on Santa Anita’s main track Friday in a bullet 46.60, fastest of 21 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 48.46.
“It was a very nice work, without the whip,” said Bisnath Parboo, who trains Trinniberg for his granddaughter, Sherry Parbhoo. She races as Sherry Racing, Inc. “We had to put a lip chain on to walk him after the work, he was so full of himself.”
Sherry explained the one letter difference in the spelling of their last names. “When my grandfather came to this country and went through the immigration process, his last name was misspelled,” she said. “The ‘H’ was omitted.”
Asked about the colt’s disappointing performance in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship, Parboo was still mystified.
“I don’t know why,” Parboo said. “Jose (Valdivia Jr., who rode Trinniberg in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship) said after he broke from the gate, he was finished, but I can’t understand it.” Valdivia concurred. “I’m baffled,” he said after the race.
Still, Parbhoo and Parboo are not ready to throw in the towel.
“He deserves another chance in the Breeders’ Cup,” the trainer said.
MUCHO MACHO MAN TOPS BC WORK LIST AT SANTA ANITA
Awesome Again Stakes winner Mucho Macho Man had his penultimate workout Saturday morning prior to the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2, going five furlongs in 1:02.20.
“Mucho’s” fractional times were 26 1/5 and 40 4/5, with a gallop-out clocking of 1:15 for six furlongs. “He went very well,” trainer Kathy Ritvo said. “He had a great work today and he’ll have one more before the Classic.”
Also working for the Classic was Travers runner-up Moreno, who went five furlongs in company for trainer Eric Guillot in 1:00.60. Workmate Distort This was given 1:01.40. Joe Talamo, who rides Moreno in the Classic, was aboard for the work.
“He went really well,” Guillot said. “He galloped out seven-eighths in (one) 26 and four.”
Caracortado (Turf Sprint) worked six furlongs on the main track in 1:12.20.
“He went real nice and he looks great right now,” trainer Mike Machowsky said of the California-bred gelding. “He finished strong and galloped out good.”
Silver Max (Mile), who upset reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan in the Shadwell Mile, worked four furlongs for Dale Romans in 46.80, while Authenticity (Distaff) went four furlongs for Todd Pletcher in 47 flat, along with workmate We Miss Artie, who was given the identical clocking.
Also working for Romans was defending Turf winner Little Mike, who went five furlongs on the main track in 1:01. His splits were 23 4/5, 36 2/5, 49 flat and 1:01 flat, with a gallop-out time of 1:15 for six furlongs.
“She’ll have one more breeze (before the Distaff),” said Pletcher assistant Mike McCarthy, who has been at Santa Anita with Authenticity since she ran second to Beholder in the Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 28.
“It was partly a matter of economics in keeping her here,” McCarthy said. “There was little point in shipping her back to New York after the Zenyatta and then coming back to Santa Anita for the Distaff.”
FrontRunner runner-up Dance With Fate (Juvenile) worked six furlongs for Peter Eurton in 1:12.80.
At Hollywood Park Friday, Rodeo Drive Stakes winner Tiz Flirtatious worked five furlongs on Cushion Track in a minute flat, breezing. “Very nice,” said trainer Marty Jones, who has her ticketed for the $2 million Filly & Mare Turf on Nov. 2.
PUBLIC WELCOME AT CHRB MEETINGS NEXT WEEK
The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular meeting Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Baldwin Terrace Room at Santa Anita beginning at 9:30 a.m. An audio-only Webcast of the Board meeting can be heard through the “Webcasts” link on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov).
Two committees of the Board will conduct meetings in the Baldwin Room on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The Medication and Track Safety Committee will meet at 12 noon and will be followed immediately by a meeting of the Jockey and Driver Welfare Committee.
The public is encouraged to attend the Board and committee meetings. The agendas and supporting packages of materials for these meetings can be accessed through the following links: agenda, package.
FINISH LINES: With only 10 racing days remaining, Rafael Bejarano, with 13 wins, leads a pack of six battling for Santa Anita’s riding crown. Edwin Maldonado and Joe Talamo are tied for second with 11 each; Gary Stevens and Mike Smith are knotted with 10; and Corey Nakatani has nine. Bob Baffert, in quest of his 12th Santa Anita training crown, leads Doug O’Neill, 10-8 . . . Smith rides Slumber for Bill Mott next Sunday in the Grade I Canadian International at Woodbine, agent Brad Pegram reports . . . With a two-day Pick Six carryover of $230,200, today’s pool is expected to surpass $1 million . . . Agent Dudley (Dooright) Osborne said Orlando Mojica returns to ride at Santa Anita Thursday after winning 50 races at Indiana Downs where he is seventh in the standings . . . How ‘bout them Dodgers? Publicity Director Mike Willman has three words for Yasiel Puig: “Arizona Instructional League.”