The 4yo Sprint Breeder Cup – 12th November 2016 – Mediterranean Coastal Racecourse

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The 4yo Sprint Breeder Cup

Missed Opportunities

Bristol Turks bids to win the 4 year old Sprint Breeder Cup for the second time at Mediterranean Coastal Racecourse on Saturday and Ride The Lightning is one of the likely favorites. Bone’s Crusher is another progressive sort in this field. She is likely to start improving now.  Beka Cooper was far from disgraced last time in the Amethyst Cup when finishing just in front of Ride The Lightning in third. She will enjoy the step back up to this trip.

Avalanche, Kanawa Bandido and Hit-Girl are the dark horses in the race, they all have plenty of ability.

RECAP: ROUNDING OUT THE TOP 5

11/12/2016

Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 4 Kanawa Bandido Double U Stables Mae Shetter 1:09.287
2 3 Bone’s Crusher Bones Graveyard Stud Milo Gano 1:09.287
3 1 Ride The Lightning Bristol Turks Catalina Bentler 1:09.287
4 2 Skin And Bones Bones Graveyard Stud Emmie Assad 1:09.351
5 7 Beka Cooper Speed Breed Steffanie Cresci 1:09.484

 

1. Ride The Lightning

4yo stallion from Bristol Turks, Career earnings: $1,529,533
Overall rating: Admirable(55) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Bristol Turks
Lineage:By What A Rush out of Iced Honey
Recent form:2,4,2,5,3

Trainer comments: – “Lightning has been a little indifferent in his last couple of races. I’m still unsure about the horse/jockey combo here. It will mostly depend on the going but if I can get him to start strong, he might well make it into top3.”

2. Skin And Bones

4yo stallion from Bones Graveyard Stud, Career earnings: $245,175
Overall rating: Reasonable(53) – Early sprinter
Born:Fri 22nd Apr 2016, bred by Bones Graveyard Stud
Lineage:By Zig And Zag out of Princess Nightmare 
Recent form:1,3,1,14,5

Trainer comments: – “Had holds on in heats so don’t know what to expect in final.”

3. Bone’s Crusher

4yo mare from Bones Graveyard Stud, Career earnings: $286,034
Overall rating: Admirable(57) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Bones Graveyard Stud
Lineage:By Mr Mutley out of Miss Jinks 
Recent form:1,1,1,16,5

Trainer comments: – “Same comments from the stable as for their other runner in the race Skin And Bones.”

4. Kanawa Bandido

4yo mare from Double U Stables, Career earnings: $659,775
Overall rating: Reasonable(54) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Double U Stables
Lineage:By Wild Life out of Akureyri 
Recent form:1,1,5,1,1

Trainer comments: – “Outside chance at best. Jockey didn’t perform in sprinters shield or magic mile but who knows. Still this combo won their semi with energy to spare which could be good or bad. Regardless I’ll be eating chocolate and drinking beer.”

5. Avalanche

4yo mare from Slo Mo Stables, Career earnings: $594,600
Overall rating: Admirable(57) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Slo Mo Stables
Recent form:13,11,6,4,3

Trainer comments: – ”

6. Vigor

4yo mare from byker, Career earnings: $62,732
Overall rating: Satisfactory(45) – Competitive
Born:Fri 8th Apr 2016, bred by byker
Recent form:3,10,6,5,8

Trainer comments: – “I don’t think Vigor stands a chance to win. I mucked it up a bit but give it ago.”

7. Beka Cooper

4yo mare from Speed Breed, Career earnings: $658,055
Overall rating: Reasonable(54) – Stalker
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Speed Breed
Lineage:By Hilikus Coop out of Brienne Of Tarth 
Recent form:3,7,7,3,2

Trainer comments: – “Beka Cooper is hoping to continue improving on her previous cup final results. It looks like it will be a good field of runners, but the weather appears to be turning wetter later in the week. Track condition will be crucial on race day.”

8. Hit-Girl

4yo mare from regalroller, Career earnings: $1,075,000
Overall rating: Reasonable(53) – Breakaway
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by regalroller
Lineage:By Jamz Gallant out of Ark Suitor Groper 
Recent form:7,1,4,1,2

Trainer comments: – “Strong in the heat but still finished behind the Double U runner. Going to 1150 has some question marks. Hopefully it can run top 3.”

9. Black Hoof

4yo stallion from Trail Wind, Career earnings: $274,831
Overall rating: Acceptable(44) – Competitive
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Trail Wind
Lineage:By Hershey Frolic out of Intramuros
Recent form:10,1,2,1,7

Trainer comments: – ”

10. Boba Cowboy

4yo stallion from junior’s farms, Career earnings: $674,800
Overall rating: Reasonable(52) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by junior’s farms
Lineage:By Zipzag out of Twister Tackle
Recent form:9,5,5,3,4

Trainer comments: – “My thoughts on Boba Cowboy….well, Boba was home bred sired by Zipzag, a Breakaway, and foaled by Twister Tackle, a mudlark. The sire was 15.0 hands and I believe the mare was 16, so naturally I got an 18 hand FF. He was around 35 OR when vig/vig after birth. So in his efforts to catch up, he has been mediocre at best to date,and I expect at best a middle of the pack result, especially with track conditions changing. Weather should improve mudlark’s chances in the final. I believe it was Bones horse that looks pretty good right now. If Boba Cowboy runs last,I might rename him Bobo Cowboy.”

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