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Breeders' Cup Day 2: “Benny” Ready for Breeders' Cup Sprint


October 26, 2007     E-mail this page to a friend!

Benny The Bull, who came from last to finish second in his first Grade I attempt, gets another chance at a Grade I on Saturday, October 27, in the Breeders' Cup Sprint for 3-year-olds and older going 6 furlongs. The 4-year-old son of Lucky Lionel out of Comet Cat (by Birdonthewire) is trained by Richard Dutrow for owner IEAH Stables, James & Cohen and will be ridden by Mark Guidry.

Guidry has ridden “Benny” to two wins in three tries, including a win in The Racing Journal territory at Prairie Meadows in the $125,000 Iowa Sprint Handicap, where he dropped ten lengths back in the early going and launched a furious four-wide rush to win by a length-and-a-half.

The field for the $2,000,000 Grade I Breeders' Cup Sprint (with saddlecloth number, jockey, and odds):

1 Smokey Stover, Aaron Gryder, 7-to-2
2 Midnight Lute, Garrett Gomez, 2-to-1
3 Attila's Storm (scratched)
4 Talent Search, Ryan Fogelsonger, 15-to-1
5 Kelly's Landing, Lanfanco Dettori, 20-to-1
6 Commentator, Joe Bravo, 12-to-1
7 Idiot Proof, David Flores, 10-to-1
8 Benny The Bull, Mark Guidry, 6-to-1
9 Bordonaro, Richard Migliore, 15-to-1
10 Greg's Gold, Victor Espinoza, 9-to-2
11 Forefathers, Kent Desormeaux, 20-to-1

The Breeders' Cup Sprint is the 7th race on Saturday's Monmouth Park card. The approximate post time is 12:35 p.m. Mountain Time.