Private Zone Set for Face Off with Runhappy in $1.5 Million Breeders' Cup Sprint

Private Zone Set for Face Off with Runhappy in $1.5 Million Breeders' Cup Sprint

Category : News - Fri 30/10/2015 - 17:35 EDT

On Saturday at Keeneland, the top sprinters in the country will face off in the $1.5 million Breeders Cup Sprint. The Grade 1 is a six furlong contest and has drawn a competitive and full field of fourteen.

Private Zone will try to cement the Eclipse Award for champion sprinter and tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 for trainer Jorge Navarro. A six-year-old gelded son of Macho Uno, he is a ten-time career winner and was third in this race last year. He has won three of his five starts this year and comes into this race off of a victory in the Forego Stakes (G1). Regular rider Martin Pedroza will be aboard from post thirteen.

Runhappy trying to cap a fairy tale season

Runhappy is the second choice at morning line odds of 3-1 for trainer Maria Borell who will be saddling her first every starter in a Breeders’ Cup race. A bay son of Super Saver, he was purchased for $200,000 as a yearling and has won five of his six starts. He has won his last four races, all on the lead, and was last seen winning the Phoenix Stakes (G3) at Keeneland. Edgar Prado will be aboard and they will break from post position five.

Kobe's Back a longshot from off of the pace

Also in the field at morning line odds of 15-1 is Kobe’s Back, a longshot for trainer Peter Eurton. A four-year-old son of Flatter, he was purchased for $480,000 as a juvenile and has three wins from fifteen starts. He won the Commonwealth Stakes (G3) at Keeneland in the spring and was second last time out in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1). Gary Stevens will be aboard and they will break from post position two. 

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