12/11/2012 4:30PM

Hollywood: Calidoscopio regroups after minor setback

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Emily Shields
Calidoscopio wins the Breeders' Cup Marathon at 17-1. He will skip the Hollywood Turf Cup and target the Santa Anita Handicap.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Calidoscopio, the 9-year-old from Argentina who won the Breeders’ Cup Marathon at Santa Anita on Nov. 2 in a 17-1 upset, will miss Saturday’s $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup because of an elevated temperature.

The illness was detected last week and had subsided enough last weekend for the horse to resume light training, trainer Mike Puype said.
The new long-term goal for Calidoscopio is the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap at Santa Anita on March 2, with one prep race.

“That leaves me with a little bit of time,” Puype said. “We’re not in a big hurry.”

Calidoscopio won the BC Marathon in his 40th start. The winner of 10 races, including seven group stakes in South America, Calidoscopio has earned $853,154.