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Acclamation in the winner's circle
Acclamation in the winner's circle after the 2012 Eddie Read Handicap at Del Mar
© Kelley Carlson
Winning trainer Don Warren said, "I think he is the best turf horse in the country at a 1 1/8 or more, don't you? Has anybody beaten him at it yet? Until they do, he's the best turf horse in the country. He's just developed into a wonderful horse. P. Val is always going to let ‘em run out of there. P. Val used good judgment, got the 1/4 in :24 and the 1/2 in :49. At that point, I thought that unless there was something seriously wrong he was going to win. He goes that slow for a half-mile, then he starts picking it up and he loses them in his wake. We'll be looking at (the Pacific Classic)."