California Chrome Comeback Ahead of Schedule

From DMTC Publicity
DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2015) — Trainer Art Sherman said Thursday morning that 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome is making faster progress than might have been expected on the comeback trail from a bone bruise injury in mid-summer and will have his second work Saturday at Los Alamitos.

“He’s coming back quick; if there are no problems he’ll be ready by January,” Sherman said. “I’ll be up there for the work. He’ll probably go another quarter mile and gallop out three-eighths like he did before, but gallop out a little stronger this time.”

The initial goal for the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, who closed out his Horse of the Year campaign with a win in the Hollywood Derby here in November, is a return to the $10 million Dubai World Cup in March. California Chrome was the runner-up to Prince Bishop in the world’s richest race earlier this year.

“When he gets back from Dubai, the Pacific Classic is the next one we’ll be pointing for,” Sherman said.