12/11/2012 3:12PM

Hollywood: Gabriel Charles to sit out CashCall Futurity

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Shigeki Kikkawa
Gabriel Charles, winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Preview, could run next in the Eddie Logan or the Sham Stakes

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Gabriel Charles, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Preview at Santa Anita on Nov. 3, will pass the CashCall Futurity, trainer Jeff Mullins said.

Mullins said he was not entirely satisfied with the way Gabriel Charles worked five furlongs in 1:00.40 at Hollywood Park last Saturday.
“It wasn’t good enough,” he said.

A winner of 2 of 4 starts, Gabriel Charles could start in the $100,000 Sham Stakes over a mile at Santa Anita on Jan. 5. A start in the $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes over a mile on turf Dec. 29 has not been ruled out, although Mullins also has Dry Summer under consideration for the same race.

Dry Summer won the Oak Tree Juvenile Turf at Del Mar in September, but was 11th in the BC Juvenile Turf on Nov. 3.
One Mullins-trained horse who is working well is Wilkinson, who zoomed five furlongs in 59.20 at Santa Anita last Saturday. The winner of the Grade 2 American Handicap at Hollywood Park last May, Wilkinson has recorded the fastest time of the day in four of his five workouts since early November.

Mullins said that Wilkinson, 4, will be pointed to the $100,000 Daytona Stakes on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita on Dec. 29.