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Joel Rosario

Breeders' Cup capsules: Roy H wins the Sprint

Breeders' Cup capsules: Roy H wins the Sprint

A capsulized look at the Breeders’ Cup races at Del Mar on Saturday:


Winner: At the start, trainer Peter Miller had one eye on his horse, Roy H, and the other mainly on hefty favorite Drefong. When Mike Smith and Drefong broke tardily, Miller’s optimism shot up. “Drefong hasn’t had dirt kicked in his face,” Miller said of the typical pace-setter. Drefong, no factor from the get-go, ceded his customary lead to Imperial Hint, with Roy H in heated pursuit. The two swapped positions in late stretch, and Roy H, the third wagering choice at 9-to-2, won with a length to spare.

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