$100,000 John C. Mabee Cal Cup Mile Presented by TVG BRUCE’S DREAM

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2010) – Favored Bruce’s Dream wore down Colgan’s Chip in a stretch duel of grays to win Saturday’s $100,000 John C. Mabee California Cup Mile Presented by TVG at Oak Tree at Hollywood Park.

Bruce’s Dream is 4-year-old gelding by Atticus, out of the Smokester mare Remember Dorothy, was bred by Bruce Corwin, is owned by Corwin Racing, trained by Mike Puype and was ridden by Joe Talamo, his fourth winner on the card.

“Man, what a day. I wish it was always like this,” said Talamo. “He’s such a nice horse and it’s always such a pleasure to ride him. He lays it down every time. He’s one of those horses who knows where the wire is. He just loves to win. This horse is the real deal.”

Bruce’s Dream has six wins in eight starts, earnings of $293,940 and was coming off a third in the Aug. 28 Del Mar Mile. He ran the mile on a “good” turf course in 1:34.37 and won by a neck at odds of 8-5. Colgan’s Chip was second and Liberian Freighter third (as he was in this race in 2008) in the field of six.

“We pointed and waited for this one after his last,” said Puype. “If you place this horse right and keep him with the right horses, he just runs his eyeballs out. He fires every time, and I thought it was a perfect plan to just wait for this race.”