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Amazombie Better Than Ever in 2012

Amazombie , ridden by jockey Mike Smith and trained by Bill Spawr wins the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) at at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on November 5, 2011.

Amazombie is scheduled to work six furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Saturday morning as last year’s champion sprinter prepares for the inaugural Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Oct. 6. The six furlong “Win and You’re In” race formerly was run as the Ancient Title Stakes.

“He’s better than he ever was,” trainer and co-owner Bill Spawr said of the California-bred son of Northern Afleet, who is also owned by Tom Sanford. “It’s scary. He’s stronger than he was. If he wins or runs well in the Sprint, it’s on to the Breeders’ Cup.”

The Grade I, $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint, won by Amazombie last year at Churchill Downs, will be decided this year at Santa Anita, Amazombie’s home track, on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Spawr said Amazombie would have one more work after tomorrow, probably “at six furlongs next Friday or Saturday.”

Amazombie’s fan base, meanwhile, is becoming Zenyatta-esque. “I was at a restaurant in Kentucky when I was down there for the Keeneland Sales,” Spawr said. “The waitress said Amazombie was her favorite horse, and when I told her I was his trainer, she couldn’t believe it.”

It’s a small world.

In other Santa Anita Sprint Championship news:

Peter Miller, fresh from winning the Del Mar training championship, said the stakes-winning filly Reneesgotzip would run in the race but Comma to the Top would pass in favor of the inaugural Eddie D at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf on opening day next Friday.

 

 

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On September 22, Amazombie handily worked 6 furlongs in 1.13:20 (1/7) at Santa Anita Park.

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