Grade 1 Breeders Cup Turf Sprint Selection (Race 5)
Saturday, November 6th, 2021 (12:40 PM PT)
Play #4 Lieutenant Dan to win, place, and show
The local boy gets a dream post in this salty group of 12 three-year old an up colts and geldings. You don't want to be way outside in this type of turf race at Del Mar. LD has 2 wins from two starts going 5 furlongs on the Del Mar turf course. This 5-year old son by Grazen has won three in a row and four of five. The Nick Alexander- owned gelding has been a different horse since switching to turf sprints. Grazen's progeny are winning 19% in turf sprints the past five years. The Dam (Excusabull) has produced a 29% win rate (4-for-14) in career turf sprints. Trainer Steven Miyadi winning 33% of his stakes races past three months. Jockey Geovanni Franco wins 24% for Miyadi. Solid stuff for a horse who loves sprinting on the turf at Del Mar. Hopefully, 6/1 or better!
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