Sunday, September 17, 2000

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Caller One has the right number

By George Rorrer
Enquirer contributor

        FLORENCE — Jockey Kent Desormeaux said Saturday he has answered for himself some questions he had about Caller One, the sprinter he has been chasing all year.

        Desormeaux got the riding assignment on Caller One from trainer James Chapman at Turfway Park and made the most of it, winning the $150,000 Kentucky Cup Sprint over the 1999 winner, Millencolin, by 4 1/2 lengths.

        “I couldn't imagine how this guy was running off and hiding from us,” Desormeaux said. “Now that I have been on his back, I see how he is. He's truly a brilliant, brilliant sprinter.”

        Chapman said he will take Caller One home to California to prepare for the Breeders' Cup Sprint Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs.

        BREEDERS' CUP: In the $250,000 race for fillies and mares age 3 and over, Pat Day rode 2-1 co-favorite Spain to a one-length victory over Ruby Surprise, the 1999 winner.

        Trainer D.Wayne Lukas said Spain, owned by the Thoroughbred Corp. of Dubai Prince Ahmed bin Salman, will not run again until the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs.

        Schmoopy, a 13-1 longshot, had won her past seven races, all at Great Lakes Downs in Michigan, by a combined 75 lengths. She led Spain by a length after a quarter-mile, but she broke both sesamoid bones in her right front leg.

        Jockey Mary Doser steadied the filly and avoided contact with her rivals, but Schmoopy was given a lethal injection.

        JUVENILE: Trainer Bob Baffert struck again in the $100,000 race for 2-year-olds when Shane Sellers rode big, long-striding Point Given to a 3 1/2-length victory over Holiday Thunder.

        Point Given, another Thoroughbred Corp. horse, was overwhelming after a slow start.

        Sellers said, “You're going to hear a lot more about this horse when he gets it all together.”

        Baffert said Point Given may run in the Breeders' Futurity next month at Keeneland before he goes to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

        JUVENILE FILLIES: Miss Pickums, a 25-1 long shot, beat Warrun by a length in the $100,000 race. Favored Zonk was third.

        Paul McGee, who trains Miss Pickums for Samantha Siegel, said he will enter her next in a race at Keeneland. “We haven't thought much about the Breeders' Cup,” he said, “but it's in the back of our mind.”

        STARTER: Robby Albarado rode trainer Jere Smith Jr.'s Mount Lemon to a 3/4-length victory over Double Affair in the $50,000 race.

       



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