The Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint is always an exciting part of the Breeders’ Cup program but gets even more thrilling at Santa Anita when it is contested at six and a half furlongs over the downhill turf course. The race was inaugurated in only 2008 and has risen to Grade 1 status with a purse of $1 million. In 2015, Mongolian Saturday pulled off an upset victory at odds of nearly 16-1 by a neck and paid $33.80.
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The Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint is Race 8 on the Breeders’ Cup weekend and goes on Saturday, November 5th from Santa Anita. Post time is 2:05 p.m. PDT.
Probable starters with odds
- Limato (9-2) – It is not clear whether he will contest the Mile or Turf Sprint but would be a major threat in this race while he may face stiffer competition in the Mile. European star has proven he can be competitive on numerous types of turf.
- Ambitious Brew (5-1) – He had a breakthrough victory last time out in the Eddie D. Stakes and he has an advantage over several rivals in that he is proven over the downhill course.
- A Lot (6-1) – Chad Brown with a live contender in a Breeders’ Cup turf race – what else is there to say? He has been keeping good company and fits well numbers-wise.
- Holy Lute (6-1) – He ran a huge number to win his last race and you have to wonder if he bounces off of that. However, he is another local horse with home track advantage.
- Purse Sensation (6-1) – Flopped in the Turf Sprint last year but is heading into the race this year with a stronger foundation including three straight wins, two of which came against graded stakes company.
- Guns Loaded (10-1) – Returned off of a three-month layoff and could be poised to peak in his second start off of the bench. It is worth noting his best efforts have come on the downhill turf course.
- Acapulco (12-1) – Very ambitious spot for this filly off of nearly a six month layoff but she runs well fresh and has had a fascinating, albeit abbreviated, career to date. She could be a live longshot.
- Lady Shipman (12-1) – Second in this race last year but it appears an ambitious, international campaign this year has taken a toll on her.
- Mongolian Saturday (12-1) – He pulled off the upset victory last year and will try to repeat after an encouraging return to form at Keeneland.
- Power Alert (15-1) – Inconsistent form this year but at his best he is capable of holding his own at this level.
All entries are unofficial. Final entries and Post Position draw for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint will take place on Monday, Oct. 31.