Tin Man Out With Virus, to Miss San Luis Rey
Date Posted: 3/7/2003 8:21:55 PM

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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