Drefong a clear favorite in Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Drefong is well clear at the finish of the Forego Stakes at Saratoga. Photo: Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand Last time Drefong started at Del Mar, he threw his jockey off at the gap shortly after the start of the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1). A repeat of that seems the most likely way he would be stopped from defending his Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) title. Since finishing fifth on debut as a 2-year-old, Baoma Corporation’s Gio Ponti colt has won [...]

2017 Breeders’ Cup Sprint Preview and Picks

Every race on the 2017 Breeders' Cup 2-day card should be competitive. There isn't a single race where the likely morning line favorite is a lock. This includes the Breeders' Cup Sprint where Bob Baffert's 2016 BC Sprint winner, Drefong, could be an odds-on favorite to repeat. There are plenty of horses that could challenge Drefong. My key horse is one who should relish the dirt at Del Mar. He might be coming up to the best race of his [...]

Roy H. Seeks Better Luck in Sprint Championship

A clean trip will be the main wish for the connections of Roy H. as he seeks a second chance at grade one glory in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1) Oct. 7. Roy H. was carted several horse widths wide on the turn in the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar July 29 by the riderless champion sprinter Drefong, giving Ransom the Moon a saloon passage along the rail. The eventual margin in Ransom the Moon’s favor was [...]