Five horses, including one trained by his son, will try to loosen the grip that trainer Charlie Whittingham has had on the San Juan Capistrano Handicap.
Whittingham, who has won the San Juan 14 times--and all but once in the last seven years--will start Frankly Perfect, the high weight, and Live the Dream in the $500,000 race Sunday at Santa Anita.
Delegant, trained by Michael Whittingham and ridden by Kent Desormeaux, drew the rail and carries 115 pounds. The rest of the lineup, in order, consists of Live the Dream, Alex Solis, 116 pounds; Hawkster, Pat Valenzuela, 123; Valdali, Gary Stevens, 112; El Senor, Laffit Pincay, 121; Frankly Perfect, Chris McCarron, 124, and Santangelo, Robbie Davis, 112.
The San Juan, which is about 1 3/4 miles on the grass, is the last major race of the Santa Anita meeting. The season ends Monday with the San Jacinto Handicap.
Racing shifts to Hollywood Park Wednesday.