Bridge, runner-up in last
year’s edition of the Arlington Sprint, headlines a field of six entered for
this year’s renewal of the 5 ½-furlong turf dash. The Arlington Sprint
was shortened from six furlongs and moved to the turf for the first time last
year after having previously been contested as a main track event.
The $125,000 Arlington Sprint, which includes
$50,000 from the Breeders’ Cup Fund for eligible horses, has been selected as
one of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Races. The winner
of the Arlington Sprint will be entitled to automatic entry in the 2010 running
of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint subject to the payment of all pre-entry, entry
and supplementary (if applicable) fees. This year’s Breeders’ Cup World
Championships will he held Nov. 5-6 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
son of War Chant, Chamberlain
Bridge just missed
winning last year’s local Sprint when he came up a neck short to Yankee
Injunuity after having a lead late in the race. Since that effort, the
Bret Calhoun-trained gelding has remained competitive in grass dashes including
scores in the $250,000 Turf Monster Handicap at Philadelphia Park last
September and in the $60,000 Colonel Power at the Fair Grounds in February.
Last time out, the 6-year-old finished second, beaten only a neck by Silver
Timber, in the Grade III Turf Sprint at Churchill on Kentucky Oaks Day April
30. Jaime Theriot has been named to ride.
also sends out James & Marilyn Helzer’s Euroears for Saturday’s
headliner. The son of Langfuhr returns to the turf after finishing third
in the Grade III Lone Star Park Handicap on dirt at 1 1/16 miles in Texas on May 31.
He has had somewhat recent success sprinting, winning the $60,000 Thanksgiving
Handicap last November. The 6-year-old horse is two for two at the
distance and is two for three on turf. Former
riding champion Shane Sellers makes his first appearance in Chicago since coming out of retirement last
Hill Farms’ Sacred Journey invades from the east after posting a second-place
finish in the $50,000 Turf Sprint at Pimlico during Preakness Week.
Trained by Anthony Dutrow, the son of Unbridled’s Song will be ridden by Ramon
of note in the race is Miracle Logistics’ Moralist, a two-time victor in the
Honor the Hero Turf Express Stakes at Canterbury
Park in Minnesota. The locally based son of
Talk is Money is trained by Tammy Domenosky and will be ridden Saturday by
the field for the Arlington Sprint (with riders named) are: Mary Hohensee’s
Bullet from Abroad (Inez Karlsson) and Louie J. Roussel III’s Mambo Galliano.