Calidoscopio, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Marathon here last November, finished fifth in Saturday’s Tokyo City Cup despite grabbing a quarter in training the previous day, trainer Mike Puype said.
Puype said Calidoscopio was evaluated and a decision made that he was capable of running.
“I thought we’d done enough” treatment, Puype said. “I would have scratched him if I didn’t think he was good.”
A 10-year-old Argentine-bred horse, Calidoscopio, the 5-2 favorite, finished 9 1/2 lengths behind race winner Sky Kingdom, closing from last to be nearest to the leader at the finish.
Why would Puype divulge this information? Unbelievable.