05/29/2016 8:12PM

Bolo unlikely to run in Shoemaker Mile

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Barbara D. Livingston
A throat infection has cost Bolo several days of training leading up to the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile.

ARCADIA, Calif.- A throat infection is likely to prevent the Grade 2 winner Bolo from starting in Saturday’s $400,000 Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita.

Trainer Carla Gaines said on Sunday that Bolo has missed training this weekend because of the illness, casting significant doubt on the 4-year-old colt’s participation in the Grade 1 turf race. More likely, Bolo will be pointed for stakes during the Del Mar summer meeting, she said.

Bolo won the Grade 2 Arcadia Stakes here in February, but was 10th in the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill Downs on May 7.

The Shoemaker Mile is the leading turf race of the spring-summer meeting. The race is led by Heart to Heart and Tourist, who were second and third in the Grade 1 Maker’s 46 Mile at Keeneland in April, and Obviously, who was second to Bolo in the Arcadia Mile.

Other expected starters are Home Run Kitten and Twentytwentyvision, who were first and third in the Grade 3 American Stakes on a wet-fast main track on May 6.