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Desert Code returns in Daytona

Updated: February 13, 2009, 10:06 PM ET
By Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

ARCADIA, Calif. -- The problem for trainer David Hofmans on Sunday is that Desert Code's last race is also the main objective for 2009 - the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita in November.

Desert Code won the BC Turf Sprint in a 36-1 upset last October. To get to that race later this year, Hofmans must strike a balance by designing a campaign that will keep Desert Code in top form but not race him too much.

The first objective is Sunday's $100,000 Daytona Handicap over the same ...

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