07/18/2012 4:11PM

Del Mar: American Act gets summer vacation

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High-class sprinter American Act, winning the Harry Henson, has been taken out of training for the summer.

American Act, one of the best 3-year-old sprinters on the Southern California circuit, will miss the Del Mar meet, trainer Jack Carava said.

“He’s turned out,” Carava said. “He just started training poorly. He wasn’t training sharply. We decided to kick him out for a couple of months.
“There’s nothing major wrong with him. We did a nuclear scan, and nothing showed up. But he always trained with a lot of energy, and then he didn’t seem to want to do it. He’ll come back after Del Mar.”

American Act was second to Drill in the Laz Barrera at Betfair Hollywood Park in his most-recent start, on May 12. Prior to that, he won the Harry Henson at Hollywood Park despite bolting at the top of the stretch. Earlier this year, American Act was second in the San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita, splitting Drill and Creative Cause.

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