California Flag: on his travels again after wilting inHong Kong speed duelPICTURE: Getty Images
California Flag targeted at Al Quoz Sprint
BREEDERS' CUP winner California Flag is to be targeted at the new$1 million Al Quoz Sprint on the Dubai World Cup card at Meydan on March 27.
Trainer Brian Koriner saddled California Flag to win the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita in November before finishing fifth in the Hong Kong Sprint.
"He ran his race," Koriner said, speaking to the Daily Racing Form. "The speed duel early on took its toll.
"He lost some weight, but he'll bounce back fast," Koriner added. "We've gota long way until March. Hopefully, there is a prep at the end of February. If not, we'll go right there with no prep."