California Chrome Brilliant in Del Mar Breeze

If there were any lingering doubts about California Chrome's condition in preparation for the San Diego Handicap (gr. II) after some less than sparkling recent workouts at his Los Alamitos Race Course base, the chestnut runner put those concerns away like an overmatched opponent in a July 16 breeze at Del Mar.

After a long walk from the appropriately labeled Barn CC on the Del Mar backside, the 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit schooled in the paddock and took several spins around the walking ring, with the occasional head toss thrown in.