08/02/2012 2:43PM

Saratoga: Dullahan may ship to Del Mar for Pacific Classic

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After a fifth-place finish in the Haskell, Dullahan's connections may give him another try on Polytrack.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. –Trainer Dale Romans said that Dullahan, fifth in last Sunday’s Haskell, could make his next start on the Polytrack at Del Mar against older horses in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic on Aug. 26.

“He came out of the race fine and he’s back at Churchill Downs right now,” said Romans. “We’re going to talk about it this week and see what our options are. The Pacific Classic is one of those options. I’d like to try him on the Poly again. Turf’s an option as well but really the big turf race is the Secretariat and Jerry has Finnegan’s Wake for that spot.”

Romans was referring to Jerry Crawford, whose Donegal Racing owns both Dullahan and Finnegan’s Wake.

“We’ll probably make a final decision in about a week,” said Romans.

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Romans also said there will be a rider change on Little Mike when he makes his next start in the Grade 1 Arlington Million on Aug. 18. Ramon Dominguez will replace Joe Bravo, who has guided Little Mike to four graded stakes wins, including the Grade 1 Turf Classic at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day. Bravo has the call aboard Turbo Compressor for trainer Todd Pletcher here on Aug. 18 in the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.

Little Mike, who is owned by Priscilla Vaccarezza, will attempt to stretch his speed to 1 1/4 miles for the first time in the Arlington Million.

“Joe had a double call and we didn’t want to let Ramon dangle out there and lose him, so we locked him up early,” said Romans.