This is the last season on the Polytrack at Del Mar and it seems two Dubai World Cup meeting alums are likely to take a chance in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic.
Toast of New York won the 2014 UAE Derby before a midpack finish in the Belmont Derby Invitational on grass. He is unbeaten on all-weather surfaces and would be shipping back to the US for trainer Jamie Osbourne. Cat O’Mountain flourished in Dubai this season, winning at the Carnival before a strong third in the Dubai World Cup, well behind African Story and Mukhadram while enduring a wide trip. Several other shippers have tried the Pacific Classic in recent years, but none with success.
Del Mar reported the news on Sunday, via their website. Read the full note here.