Trainer John Sadler said after Catalina Cruiser's win in the San Diego that he would not run both he and Accelerate in the Pacific Classic next month.
Being as Accelerate was set to run today, and Catalina Cruiser looks like a worthy $1 million Pacific Classic runner, I asked Sadler just now if that might put Accelerate on a plane to Saratoga for the $1.2 million Whitney in two weeks?
"That process starts tomorrow," he said. "If he has a good work this week and then another next week we might. To be determined."
Obviously much would depend on how Catalina Cruiser comes out of this race, but assuming he's good to go for the Pacific Classic, Accelerate could head to Saratoga. Regardless, Sadler has got a nice problem to wade through with these two.