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San Fernando: Battle Force tries dirt

Updated: January 10, 2013, 6:01 PM ET
Brisnet

Battle Force stamped himself as an excellent turf prospect this year when recording a fast-finishing second in the Grade 2 Sir Beaufort on Santa Anita's opening-day program, but trainer John Shirreffs has not given up hope that the four-year-old colt can transfer his sharp form to the main track. The son of Giant's Causeway will make his first dirt start when he lines up against nine rivals in Saturday's Grade 2, $150,000 San Fernando at Santa Anita.

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