Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Lightly raced Spring to the Sky looks to spring an upset in this Saturday's $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1).
The 4-year-old son of Langfuhr from a daughter of Darby Dan's Foundation mare and Breeders' Cup champion Soaring Softly, is as regally bred as any in the field, yet enters the Turf Sprint somewhat under the radar.
A stakes winner over 6 furlongs on the grass at Belmont as a 3-year-old, he has won or placed five times in his last seven starts, all at seven furlongs or less, including a close third last time out in the $150,000 Woodford S. (G3) at Keeneland.
Bred by Phillips Racing Partnership, Spring to the Sky was foaled, raised and sold by Darby Dan. He has compiled a record of 13-3-3-2 and $212,150 for owner Anthony McCarthy and trainer Bruce Brown, with four stakes wins/placings. He will break from post 11 in the 6 1/2-furlong Turf Sprint under Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez.