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Thumb_privman Jay Privman , Del Mar , 2018-07-22 - DRF Live Posted : Jul 22, 2018, 1:03 PM

Accelerate works 5f, still on target for Pacific Classic, Catalina Cruiser likely for Awesome Again, all per Sadler

Accelerate will be the likely representative from the John Sadler barn in the Pacific Classic, the trainer said Sunday morning, a bit after Accelerate worked five furlongs in 59.60 seconds and the morning after stablemate Catalina Cruiser romped in the San Diego.

Sadler said that having pondered the situation overnight, he thought running Catalina Cruiser 1 1/4 miles in the Pacific Classic in his fourth start might be a bit much, so he was inclined to wait with him for something later this summer or fall -- perhaps the 1 1/8-mile Awesome Again at Santa Anita -- and keep Accelerate on target for the Pacific Classic, rather than send him to Saratoga for the Whitney.

Sadler said his long-term goals for the two are to get Accelerate to the Breeders' Cup Classic and look at the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile for Catalina Cruiser.

Accelerate, 5, is expected to be retired at year's end, while Catalina Cruiser, 4, is expected to race next year at age 5.