Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Sum of the Parts,
winner of the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G3) on October 5, capped his
major preparations for a start in next Saturday’s $1.5 million Xpressbet
Breeders Cup Sprint (G1) by working a half-mile in :47.60 under jockey
Julien Leparoux on Saturday morning at Keeneland.
Working on his own on a drizzly, foggy morning with temperatures in
the mid 40s, Sum of the Parts covered the first quarter-mile in :24 and
galloped out five furlongs in 1:00.
“I have probably worked 10 horses this morning and he’s just
different,” trainer Tom Amoss said. “He is quicker to the wire than the
rest and he is in hand doing it. He has always been a good work horse
and I like where he is.”
It was the third work on the Polytrack for Sum of the Parts, a
3-year-old Speightstown colt, since his opening-day victory as he
prepares for a return to dirt at Santa Anita.
“Obviously, he likes it,” Amoss said of the Polytrack. “I felt better
leaving him here and on a morning like this after all the rain, if we
were at Churchill you could forget it. Here you don’t have to adjust
your training schedule. It’s business as usual.”
Leparoux, who has ridden Sum of the Parts to three victories and a
second-place finish the four times he has been aboard, will have the
mount at Santa Anita.
Prior to working Sum of the Parts, Leparoux guided Luch Racing Stable’s Global Power through a half-mile in :50.
Global Power, who is pre-entered in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf
Sprint (G1) on Saturday, is the first horse on the preference list for
the Turf Sprint and would need one defection from the pre-entries to
make the 14-horse field. Amoss said Pat Valenzuela would have the mount
should Global Power, a 4-year-old colt by Pulpit, make the Turf Sprint
Since joining Amoss’ barn in late spring, Global Power has three
victories and a third-place finish in four two-turn grass races with
stakes victories at Delaware Park and Louisiana Downs. This year’s Turf
Sprint is 6½ furlongs down the hillside course at Santa Anita as
compared to the five-furlong distance last year at Churchill Downs.
“If it was five-eighths, no way he’d run,” Amoss said of Global
Power, who has had three main-track works here since finishing third in
the Remington Green on September 30 at Remington Park.
The two horses are scheduled to ship to California on Monday. Amoss
said both colts would receive gate and paddock schooling as part of
their Santa Anita preparations.