Mitole ‘Really Proud Of Himself’ After Bullet Gate Work At Santa Anita

by | 10.22.2019 | 2:07pm
Ricardo Santana embraces Mitole in the Met Mile winner's circle

Met Mile winner Mitole served notice on Monday that he's ready to take on all comers in the Breeders' Cup Sprint in two weeks' time. The 4-year-old Eskendereya colt posted a bullet five-furlong move from the gate at Santa Anita Park, turning in a sharp final time of 58 4/5 seconds, according to

“He hasn't run since August,” assistant Scott Blasi said. “Talking to Steve (Asmussen, trainer), we wanted a sharp work from the gate, and we got exactly that. His recovery time was great. He was really proud of himself cooling out.”

The Sprint is shaping up as one of the most competitive on Saturday's card, featuring Imperial Hint, Shancelot, and Catalina Cruiser, among others. This year, the only two horses to finish ahead of Mitole were Imperial Hint and Diamond Oops in the G1 Vanderbilt at Saratoga in July. Mitole's most recent start was a solid three-length victory in the G1 Forego, also at Saratoga, on August 24.


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