02/04/2011 5:04PM

Clubhouse Ride to skip Robert Lewis

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Clubhouse Ride will make his next start in either the San Felipe at Santa Anita or the Sunland Park Derby.

Clubhouse Ride, third in the Grade 3 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes and CashCall Futurity in the fall, will make his next start in March and will skip the $250,000 Robert Lewis Stakes next Saturday at Santa Anita, trainer Craig Lewis said.

Lewis said he is considering the $250,000 San Felipe Stakes over 1 1/16 miles on March 12 or the $800,000 Sunland Park Derby in New Mexico on March 27.

“It gives us a little more time,” he said. “We’re not in a big hurry. We’ve got options.”

The Grade 2 Robert Lewis Stakes over 1 1/8 miles is unlikely to have a large field. The race is led by Tapizar, the winner of the Grade 3 Sham Stakes on Jan. 15. His opponents are expected to include Anthony’s Cross, Riveting Reason, Thirtyfirststreet, and Wegner.