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2008 Breeders Cup Turf Sprint
 
OAK TREE AT SANTA ANITA, Saturday October 25, 2008 - Race 2
 
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint
Purse: $1,000,000 | Distance/Restrictions: 6 1/2F, Turf, 3 Year Olds and Up, STAKES | Winning Time: 1:11.60

Long shot Desert Code upsets Turf Sprint

PGM
HORSE
JOCKEY
WIN
PLACE
SHOW
9
Desert Code
Richard Migliore
75.00
30.80
21.00
8
Diabolical
Lanfranco Dettori
 
7.60
5.20
6
Storm Treasure
Shaun Bridgmohan
 
 
9.20

Times in 100ths: 20.73 :41.81 1:05.32 1:11.60

Unplaced horses listed in order of finish.
Also ran: Fleeting Spirit, Heros Reward, Salute the Count, True to Tradition, One Union, Get Funky, California Flag, Mr. Nightlinger, Rouse the Cat, Idiot Proof and Only Answer

Winning Breeder: ClassicStar
Winning Trainer: ClassicStar
Winning Owner: Tarabilla Farms, Inc.

WAGER TYPE
WINNING NUMBERS
PAYOFF
$2 Daily Double
5-9
$1,169.20
$1 Exacta
9-8
$393.10
$1 Superfecta
9-8-6-2
$29,663.30
$1 Trifecta
9-8-6
$6,184.50

Race Comments: DESERT CODE unhurried off the rail early, angled in on the hill, came out into the stretch and again in upper stretch and rallied under urging to get up late. DIABOLICAL broke inward, chased between foes then outside a rival, came three deep into the stretch, rallied to a short lead outside rivals in deep stretch but was caught late. STORM TREASURE squeezed a bit at the start, settled off the rail, came out five wide into the stretch and gained the show late. FLEETING SPIRIT (IRE) a bit slow to begin, settled just off the inside then along the rail and rallied along the fence in the stretch. HEROS REWARD saved ground chasing the pace, came out a bit in the stretch, was between foes in midstretch and was outfinished. SALUTE THE COUNT steadied when crowded at the start, settled just off the inside then angled in down the hill and finished with interest inside while a bit close off heels late. TRUE TO TRADITION saved ground chasing the pace, came out in the stretch, was between foes in midstretch and lacked the needed late kick. ONE UNION stalked outside then alongside a rival, also came out in the stretch, was between horses in midstretch and lacked a solid final response. GET FUNKY dropped back outside early, chased outside foes, came three deep into the stretch and could not summon the needed rally. CALIFORNIA FLAG had speed off the rail then angled in and dueled inside, came out in the stretch, inched away in upper stretch but weakened in the final furlong. MR. NIGHTLINGER sped to the early lead off the inside, dueled outside a rival down the hill, drifted four wide into the stretch and weakened. ROUSE THE CAT chased between horses then outside a rival, continued off the inside, came four wide into the stretch and did not rally. IDIOT PROOF stalked off the inside then angled in on the hill, came out in the stretch, was between foes in midstretch and weakened. ONLY ANSWER (GB) chased between horses, was in a bit tight on the hill and also weakened. Rail on hill at zero.

Breeders Cup Turf Sprint Profile

List of traits that most Breeders Cup Turf Sprint winners have possessed (Only 1 race to go on)

  • Previous Race Beyer/Timeform 111+
  • Best Lifetime Beyer 116+
  • Raced at Same Distance in Previous Race
  • Grade 1/2 Win or Within 2 Lengths of Win on the Year
  • Win at Distance on the Year
  • Other Notes

    This profile contains only Desert Code so a few more races are required before a pattern is noticed.

  • Father Sire Line Most Winners - Mr. Prospector 
  • Mother Sire Line Most Winners - Ribot(GB)
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