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Mischief Clem pulls upset in California Cup Derby at Santa Anita
Mischief Clem pulls upset in California Cup Derby at Santa Anita

Hold off the Kentucky Derby fever for Acceptance, a 3-year-old colt who had won all three of his races by impressive margins before Saturday's $250,000 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita. Acceptance was sent off as the 1-2 favorite in the 1 1/16-mile race, but it was 11-1 Mischief Clem under jockey Kent Desormeaux rallying along the rail to win the race by a head over Pulmarack. Kluszeweski finished third and Acceptance was fourth. "The horse has a ton of heart," trainer Bob Hess Jr. said of Mischief Clem. "I questioned his ability to go this far. I think he came through today, and I think more than anything, this is his home track. He loves it here." As for...

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