X Y Jet Heavily Favored in $150,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint

X Y Jet Heavily Favored in $150,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint

Category : News - Thu 14/01/2016 - 14:45 EST

On Saturday at Gulfstream Park, the track will host the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes. Restricted to horses bred in Florida, the six-furlong contest has drawn a field of eight colts and geldings.

X Y Jet has been tabbed as the even-money favorite on the morning line for trainer Jorge Navarro. A four-year-old son of Kantharos, he has been on the board in ten of his twelve starts and is a four-time winner. He is coming into this race off of three straight victories and earned his first graded stakes win last time out in the Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3). Jockey Emisael Jaramillo will be aboard and they will break from the outside post.

Wildcat Red training sharply for return

Second choice at morning line odds of 5-2 is Wildcat Red for trainer Jose Garoffalo. A five-year-old son of D’Wildcat, he has won six of his eighteen starts and is a multiple graded stakes winner. He has been freshened since finishing fifth in the Vosburgh Stakes (G1) in September and has been training steadily since then. Javier Castellano will be aboard and they will break from post position five.

Ackeret back off of eight-month layoff

Also in the field at morning line odds of 20-1 is longshot Ackeret for trainer Bill Mott. A four-year-old son of Mach Ride, he has won three of his eight starts including one against stakes competition. He has been on the shelf since finishing seventh in the Chick Lang Stakes in May and has been training at Payson Park Training Center for his return. Jose Lezcano will be aboard from post position two. 

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