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Chamberlain Bridge Heads Turf Sprint

Carl R. Moore Management LLC’s veteran Chamberlain Bridge, winner of the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (GII) here, heads a field of 12 for the 18th running of the $125,000-added Twin Spires Turf Sprint Presented by GE Appliances (GIII) for 4-year-olds and up going five furlongs on the Matt Winn Turf Course.

The Twin Spires Turf Sprint, won last year by Regally Ready, will go as the sixth race Saturday with a 1:19 p.m. post time.

Trained by Bret Calhoun, Chamberlain Bridge will be making his fourth appearance in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint with a victory coming in the 2009 renewal. Jamie Theriot has the riding assignment on Chamberlain Bridge, who will break from post position 11.

Chief among Chamberlain Bridge’s rivals is Melnyk Racing Stables’ Bridgetown, who will be making his 2012 debut. Second in this race last year, Bridgetown will be ridden by John Velazquez and break from post position four.

The field for the Twin Spires Turf Sprint from the hedge out is as follows: Santo Gato (Rafael Bejarano, 118 pounds), Great Attack (Joel Rosario, 120), Cactus Son (Robby Albarado, 118), Bridgetown (Velazquez, 118), City Sage (Calvin Borel, 118), Stormy Going (Gabriel Saez, 118), Speight the Halo (James Graham, 118), Spinning Move (Corey Lanerie, 118), Amanecer de Oro (Richard Eramia, 118), Great Mills (Julien Leparoux, 120), Chamberlain Bridge (Theriot, 118) and Shabaab (Luis Contreras, 118).

 

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