The 2yo Sprint Breeder Cup – 18th August 2018

Bristol Turks’ filly Gypsy Eyes ran a cracker in the heat on Saturday. The daughter of Brazen Beau has a favourable one gate and the very capable Versie Lauenroth at the wheel. St Simon Racing’s Captain’s Muse is the ham on the sandwich between Gypsy Eyes and I See The Light, is drawn nicely – how good is she?

I See The Light was gallant in defeat, he showed courage when stretching Captain’s Muse in the heat. This might be his best trip – a massive runner if he gets some luck in running! Dominica wasn’t beaten far in the heat won by Gypsy Eyes. He looked dangerous in the race and is a strong contender to take the cup.

DR Stables is going for an unprecedented 24th Breeder Cup. Nemesis is the runner from this stable, and this son of King’s Behemoth will have to run the race of his life to feature, but he could be equal to the task. The opposition will be keeping a keen eye on the daddy coulls runner Samantha Saint after her promising second in the heat behind Gypsy Eyes.

Invicta Racing has two in the race, Jack Plug and Jack Pot, and both will give good account of themselves. Sphere Souljah was never far off them in the heat, and could be ready to challenge again.

The Fluffy filly from the Mcgee’s stable Quiver, has shown signs of class in her first outing and must be a serious candidate here.

Race field

# Form Horse Stable Jockey Final Odds
1 1 Gypsy Eyes Bristol Turks Versie Lauenroth N/A
2 1 Captain’s Muse St Simon Racing Justin Thyme N/A
3 2 I See The Light light weight Tori Kadi N/A
4 4 Dominica Riddley Walker Racin Eusebio Junghans N/A
5 7 Nemesis DR Stables !Burl Ottosen! N/A
6 2 Samantha Saint daddy coulls Jewel Goring N/A
7 5 Jack Plug Invicta Racing Carmelo Heitmann N/A
8 5 Jack Pot Invicta Racing Oscar Cassagne N/A
9 6 Sphere Souljah Follys Farm Francesca Huntzinger N/A
10 3 Quiver McGee’s Pub and Barn Otelia Biancaniello N/A
11 2 Krispy Mane Equestrian !Christina Peatross! N/A
12 8 Mister Costillas DON BENIGNO Nakia Cosper N/A

Pre-race comments from:

light weight – “I think it will be a great race the heats showed that there are some great up and coming 2yo’s in the race. I think Captain’s Muse has a great chance of winning again especially being from a triple crown winning stable. I’d like to think my horse I See The Light might be able to win me my first world cup trophy. Its been years in the making with my previous stable before I left the game and now returning with my new stable. I hope I could cause an upset seems like its my best chance ever but will be hard to beat the Captain. Others with a good chance is Riddley with Dominica. All three are wet trackers. Of the rest the second heat winner Gypsy Eyes has the best chance of the rest look forward to racing against some of the best stables in the game. Good luck to all.”

St Simon Racing – “The race looks very competitive, and Muse has her work out, if she wants to beat stables that has been very successful in this race before. 

Riddley Walker Racing – “Dominica…she is a late foal, so has not had the benefit of selected training for this race…stats more like a medium, but as a mud lark she is having a go…will be far more suited to this longer final than the short heat. There are some nice mudlarks in the race, so at best we will place, but top 5 or 6 probably a more reasonable goal.”

DR Stables – “Nemesis will need all the mud-larks to fall down twice to have a chance at winning the cup. Than I still don’t think he could win on a slow track.”

McGee’s Pub and Barn – “Quiver held her own on a slow track. Hoping to at least get in the money in the slow final. Changing up the riding instructions and keeping my fingers crossed.”

Invicta Racing – “Jack Plug – Mud lover who should be suited to the slightly longer sprint distance, but with just one run under his belt that’s not a certainty. His dam was a decent Sub50 sprinter and he may go the same way. Jack Pot – Our best rated foul from this year’s crop of four. Probably carrying too much weight at the moment and the wet conditions won’t help. The race winner should be one of the two unbeaten mud-larks, but it wouldn’t surprise me if ‘I See The Light’ crosses the line first.”

Follys Farm – “My colt did much better then I thought. I don’t think he’s gonna place in the money in the final.”

Bristol Turks – “2yo Breeders Sprint is probably the most difficult race to call. It’s a big field once again and there are a few muddies look capable. If all things fall into place my horse should be in the mix for top 3.”

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