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Feb 14, 2014

El Camino Real Derby set with eight


Berkeley, CA ( - Enterprising and Tamarando, both second last time out, head a field of eight 3-year-olds for Saturday's $200,000 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields.

The 1 1/8-mile stakes is part of the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" series with the winner receiving 10 points toward a spot in the May 3 Run for the Roses.

Enterprising comes into the race off a second in the track's California Derby last month behind Exit Stage Left. Trained by Tom Proctor, Enterprising will start from post 5 and regains the services of Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens.

Owned by Glen Hill Farm, Enterprising lost by a half-length four weeks ago to Exit Stage Left who is out with an injury. The colt won the Eddie Logan Stakes at Santa Anita in his final start as a 2-year-old in December after breaking his maiden the previous month. Enterprising has earned $94,350 in four starts.

Tamarando will be ridden by another Hall of Fame rider, Russell Baze, Saturday and break from post 4. The colt is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams and a stablemate of Exit Stage Left, sharing Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

Tamarando was second to California Chrome in last month's California Cup Derby at Santa Anita. As a 2-year-old he posted wins in the Del Mar Futurity and Real Quiet Stakes, and was third in the FrontRunner, Golden State Juvenile and CashCall Futurity. He comes into Saturday's event with $505,120.

Dance With Fate goes for a second straight victory this year in the El Camino Real. The colt, trained by Peter Eurton, will start from the outside post with Aaron Gryder in the saddle.

Dance With Fate, owned by Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Stable, was second in both the Del Mar Futurity and FrontRunner Stakes, and eighth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile last year. He began 2014 with a 1 3/4-length victory in an allowance optional claiming race at Santa Anita. Dance With Fate has banked $190,050 with two wins and two seconds in six starts.

Here is the field for the El Camino Real in post position order: Craftsman, Dennis Carr; Puppy Manners, Frank Alvarado; Infosec, Isaias Enriquez; Tamarando, Russell Baze; Enterprising, Gary Stevens; Icy Ride, Jose Valdivia Jr.; I'll Wrap It Up, Juan Hernandez and Dance With Fate, Aaron Gryder.

Post-time for the El Camino Real Derby will be approximately 7:42 p.m. ET.

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