02/03/2015 11:34AM

Bolo probably will skip Robert B. Lewis Stakes

Email
Shigeki Kikkawa
Bolo, winning the Eddie Logan in December, may stick with grass racing for the time being.

After first considering a move to dirt for Bolo in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes this Saturday, Carla Gaines said Bolo was “unlikely to run,” with the trainer pondering whether she should leave well enough alone and keep him on turf for now.

Bolo defeated maidens at Del Mar in his second start, then last time out romped to a 4 1/2-length victory in the Eddie Logan Stakes at Santa Anita. Bolo, a 3-year-old son of the Dynaformer stallion Temple City, had worked three times on dirt since the Dec. 26 Logan – on Jan. 13, 19, and 25 – but through Monday had not worked since Jan. 25.

Gaines looks like she’ll be a force in grass races for 3-year-old fillies, too, based on the impressive debut victory by Curlin’s Fox in a downhill turf sprint Sunday against maidens. Curlin’s Fox was kept far wide by jockey Mike Smith but was much the best.

“He just gave her a gallop,” Gaines said. “He said this race was so much better than it looks.”

Curlin’s Fox, a daughter of Curlin, was bred and is owned by Warren Williamson.

Amy Hurley More than 1 year ago
I certainly respect Gaines' decision (maybe she is remembering how poorly Big Bane Theory ran in the B.C. Dirt Mile after being campaigned on turf, and how poorly he's continued to run since then), but I'd give Bolo a shot on dirt. He trains well on it, and you only have one shot at the T.C. If it doesn't work out, you can always go back to turf - and the big money turf races are later in the year, anyway.
tommy More than 1 year ago
He is an intriguing horse!!! He is one of the top horses in his field compared to his competitors.