California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza, foreground, hold off a persistent Dortmund, with Gary Stevens, to win the Grade II, $200,000 San Diego Handicap on July 23, 2016, at Del Mar. California Chrome will face Dortmund and champion mare Beholder on Saturday in what is arguably the best ever edition of the Grade I Pacific Classic.
California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza, foreground, hold off a persistent Dortmund, with Gary Stevens, to win the Grade II, $200,000 San Diego Handicap on July 23, 2016, at Del Mar. California Chrome will face Dortmund and champion mare Beholder on Saturday in what is arguably the best ever edition of the Grade I Pacific Classic. Benoit Photo AP
California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza, foreground, hold off a persistent Dortmund, with Gary Stevens, to win the Grade II, $200,000 San Diego Handicap on July 23, 2016, at Del Mar. California Chrome will face Dortmund and champion mare Beholder on Saturday in what is arguably the best ever edition of the Grade I Pacific Classic. Benoit Photo AP

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