08/12/2011 4:33PM

Del Mar: Tres Borrachos works for Pacific Classic

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

DEL MAR, Calif. - Tres Borrachos, the upset winner of the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap on July 30, worked five furlongs in 1:02.80 on Friday, and is on schedule for the $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 28, trainer Marty Jones said.

Jones timed Tres Borrachos galloping out six furlongs in 1:17 in his first workout since the San Diego. “It was a nice gallop-out,” Jones said. “He’ll work in company next week.”

Bought earlier this summer by George Hicker, Tres Borrachos, a 6-year-old gelding, has won 4 of 31 starts and $760,257. The San Diego Handicap win was Tres Borrachos’s first stakes victory since the Grade 2 Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park in 2008.

Despite the recent win, Tres Borrachos will be an outsider in the Pacific Classic, which is run over 1 1/4 miles. Game On Dude and Twirling Candy, second and third in the Hollywood Gold Cup on July 9, are the top contenders.

The race will not include Make Music for Me. Trainer Alexis Barba said on Friday that Make Music for Me will start in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap over 1 3/8 miles on turf on Aug. 28.

Mitchell ties McAnally

Trainer Mike Mitchell tied active Hall of Famer Ron McAnally on Del Mar’s all-time list of winningest trainers with two wins on Thursday.

Mitchell began the day with 434 career wins at Del Mar and drew even with McAnally on 436 winners after Diamond Journey ($3.40) won the sixth race and So Tough ($7.40) won the eighth race. McAnally did not have any starters on Thursday.

Mitchell had runners throughout the weekend, with three entrants on Friday, four on Saturday, and three on Sunday. He expects a successful weekend.

“I’ve got chances,” he said. “If I don’t break it this weekend, I’ll jump off the grandstand.”