Tin Man Out With Virus, to Miss San Luis Rey

San Luis Obispo (gr. IIT) winner The Tin Man will not run in the Mar. 15 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 ½ mile on the turf and likely miss the remainder of the Santa Anita meet.

"He got a little virus on me so I had to give him a week off," trainer Richard Mandella said Friday morning. "We'll probably just give him a little break now. I was going to take the summer off with him, but instead I'll just give him time now and probably look for a race at Hollywood. It doesn't look like we'll see him (race) again this meet."

Mandella said River God, game neck winner of Thursday's third race as the 17-10 favorite, could make his next start in the April 6 Arcadia Handicap (Gr. II) at 1 1/8 miles on the turf.

Meanwhile, Pleasantly Perfect, fourth in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) will run in the April 5 San Bernardino Handicap (gr. III) at 1 1/8 miles and skip going to Dubai for the World Cup, Mandella said. Kudos, third in the big 'Cap, will go in the April 5 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) at 1 1/8 mile.

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