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Caracortado Prepares for Breeders' Cup Sprint

Caracortado captures the 2010 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita

Rags-to-riches California-bred Caracortado, prepping for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Sunday in a minute flat under regular rider Joe Talamo. Caracortado worked in company with Wild Revenge, who was clocked in 1:02.40 under Martin Pedroza.


“I just gave him a little target for a little ways,” trainer Mike Machowsky explained. “But everything’s perfect. Joe said he never moved on him.”


In other BC drills at Santa Anita Sunday: 2009 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner California Flag (Turf Sprint) went four furlongs on the main track in :48 flat for Brian Koriner, while unbeaten Jack Goodman winner Secret Circle (Juvenile Sprint) worked four furlongs in company with Lady Hokulea in :46.40 for Bob Baffert. Lady Hokulea was timed in :47.40.


“We’ll see how he pulls up tomorrow,” Koriner said of the 7-year-old California Flag. “We’ll pay the pre-entry (fee of $10,000) and then go from there. The only reason he wouldn’t go would be if there was a physical problem and for that, you would get your money back, so we’ll pre-enter and see.”


“He looked good,” Baffert said of Secret Circle. “He was just cruising.”

 

 

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turn backs win this race.....a closer will win it....speed always backs up at Church 5f, they will be flying early to set it up like last yr.
I wondered why too. Shouldn't he go for the Mile? But, check out his win on 11/11/10. aoc on turf at HP , 6f in 1:07.79 with Amazombie third. If he can get back to closing at a shorter distance than he's run lately, why not? The other cali turf sprinter, California Flag would be my pick if on the downhill course at SA, but not at CD. In the Mile, Caracortado would be up against the champ, Goldikova, and blazing fast so long as he doesn't burn out, Sidney's Candy.
I just really dont understand this guy Michael Machowsky thinking when he picks races for Caracortado???
Caracortado is going in the turf sprint....what?!?!

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