Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Cash Refund
had his final prep for the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) by
working five furlongs in company in 1:00 1/5 over a fast track on a
cool Oct. 29 morning at Churchill Downs.
With jockey Brian Hernandez up and
working in company with stablemate Homerun Berti, Cash Refund reeled
off fractions of :11 2/5, :22 3/5, and :46 3/5. The work began at the
half-mile pole with Cash Refund on the inside and about a length in
front. The duo raced that way to the wire with Cash Refund continuing
on to the seven-eighths pole and completing the second fastest of 24
works at the distance.
“He worked well and I was glad he
had that other horse with him,” trainer Steve Margolis said. “He’s kind
of funny in that when he works by himself, he will go in 1:03. I only
wanted Homerun Berti to work a half and Brian said Cash Refund lost a
little focus at the wire and then picked it up again.”
Cash Refund, who will be ridden by
John Velazquez in the Breeders’ Cup, has not run since June 25 when he
ran third in the Iowa Sprint at Prairie Meadows.