BREEDERS' CUP SPRINT

Purse: $1,500,000 Surface: Dirt Distance: 6 Furlongs

Saturday, Nov 5th, 2016 Race 6 Post Time: 4:21 pm ET

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BREEDERS' CUP SPRINT

 

Michelle’s Picks By Michelle Yu, BetAmerica’s VIP Manager

1st Choice: #5 AP INDIAN (4/1) – The Sprint is a tough race stocked head to toe with fast horses.  But none of them have won as many times as AP Indian.  I respect what Arnaud Delacour did when he opted to bypass a muddy Belmont track and head to the Phoenix.  It’s not easy to change plans and still eek out a win because horses are trained to peak for efforts so I give him a lot of respect.  5 in a row is no easy feat either.  So why Indian over Lord?  Easy as price.  I’m looking for the better price with a logical horse and that’s how I wind up here.  Would love to see these connections in the Winners Circle as well.

2nd Choice: #6 LORD NELSON (5/2) – NO other horse in this field may be as fleet as Lord Nelson.  He has become the top sprinter on the West Coast, he is the only horse to run 6 furlongs in sub 1:08 and he has home court advantage.  But there is the chance that maybe we are seeing a horse who has been beating of on lesser foes and is going to falter against real competition.

3rd Choice: #7 MASOCHISTIC (2/1) – I really thought we would see this horse in the dirt Mile and I would have preferred him there.  Since Ron Ellis has been able to teach this horse to mellow out he is a force to be reckoned with.  It is hard to decipher what is next for Masochistic.  Last year he started off the year impressively and then fizzled out finishing with a DUD in the Breeders’ Cup.  This year he has only 2 outs.  Good outs.   Visually impressive outs.   But only 2.  So now what?  Is he primed for another stellar effort being lightly raced as opposed to last year?  I am not convinced.  He is definitely fit enough with both of his outs being further than the 6 furlongs he will go here but may I point your attention to that 1-5 win record in three quarter races.

Longshot:  #1 MIND YOUR BISCUITS (15/1) –Just recently took the big jump into open stakes company and has aquitted himself well.  His lone disappointing effort was a 7 furlong race and looking back through his PPs I think 7 is beyond his grasp.  Lucky for him the BC Sprint is only 6 furlongs and I think he will get the perfect trip.  There will be flames from the front runners and so he will have plenty of pace to close into if he’s good enough.  

2016 Breeders’ Cup Sprint Pre-Entries

HorseTrainerLifetime StatsEarnings
A.P. Indian
Arnaud Delacour
17-11-4-0
$1,262,434
Delta Bluesman
Jorge Navarro
45-10-10-7
$511,437
Drefong
Bob Baffert
5-4-0-0
$378,040
Joking
Charlton Baker
39-10-8-8
$846,138
Limousine Liberal
Ben Colebrook
11-3-5-0
$389,020
Lord Nelson
Bob Baffert
13-7-1-1
$958,271
Masochistic
Ron Ellis
13-8-2-0
$772,550
Mind Your Biscuits
R N Falcone Jr
11-3-4-2
$360,366
Noholdingback Bear
Michael DePaulo
11-5-4-1
$504,980

Who won the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Sprint?

Runhappy defeated a field of 13 other horses as the post time favorite to win the 2015 BC Sprint by nearly a length.

Who was the first female trainer to win a Breeders’ Cup Race?

Jenine Sahadi won the 1996 BC Sprint with Lit de Justice to become the first female trainer to win a BC race.

Who holds the record for most Breeders’ Cup Sprint victories?

Bob Baffert has won the BC Sprint four times: 1992, 2007, 2008 and most recently in 2013 with Secret Circle.

Who is the only horse to win the BC Sprint more than once?

Midnight Lute won the BC Sprint in 2007 and 2007 for Bob Baffert and jockey Garrett Gomez.

Previous Breeders’ Cup Sprint Winners

YEARHORSEAGEJOCKEYTRAINEROWNERWINNING TIME
2018
Roy H
6
Paco Lopez
Peter Miller
Rockingham Ranch & D. A. Bernsen
1:08.24
2017
Roy H
5
Kent Desormeaux
Peter Miller
Rockingham Ranch & D. A. Bernsen
01:08.61
2016
Drefong
3
Martin Garcia
Bob Baffert
Baoma Corporation
01:08.8
2015
Runhappy
3
Edgar Prado
Maria Borell
James McIngvale
01:08.6
2014
Work All Week
5
Florent Geroux
Roger Brueggemann
Midwest Thoroughbreds Inc
01:08.3
2013
Secret Circle
4
Martin Garcia
Bob Baffert
K. Watson, M. Pegram & P. Weitman
01:08.7
2012
Trinniberg
3
Willie Martinez
Shivananda Parbhoo
Sherry Parbhoo
01:08.0
2011
Amazombie
5
Mike E. Smith
Bill Spawr
Spawr & Sanford
01:09.2
2010
Big Drama
4
Eibar Coa
David Fawkes
Harold Queen
01:09.0
2009
Dancing in Silks
4
Joel Rosario
Carla Gaines
Ken Kinakin
01:08.1