08/01/2011 4:40PM

Del Mar: Tres Borrachos now possible for Pacific Classic

Benoit & Associates
Tres Borrachos, with Rafael Bejarano riding, wins the San Diego.

DEL MAR, Calif. - Tres Borrachos, who ended a 13-race losing streak with his victory in the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar on Saturday, is now under consideration for the Pacific Classic.

The San Diego was his first start for owner George Hicker since a private acquisition in July. Trained by Marty Jones, Tres Borrachos rallied from sixth in a field of eight to win by 1 1/4 lengths over 3-1 favorite Kevlar Kid.

Jones took over training of Tres Borrachos earlier this year from Beau Greely, who is not currently training because of recent hip replacement surgery. With Jones, Tres Borrachos has come from off the pace instead of being sent to the lead.

“They used to send him so hard, like a Quarter Horse,” Jones said. “I don’t think he liked that.”

The victory has led to discussions about the Pacific Classic. “If he’s doing well, we’ll look at it,” Jones said.

Acclamation, the winner of the Grade 1 Eddie Read Stakes on turf on July 23 and two graded stakes on turf at Hollywood Park in the spring, is a candidate for the Pacific Classic or the Del Mar Handicap on turf the same day, co-owner Bud Johnston said on Sunday.