Sprint: Two-Time Defending Champ Roy H Back In Training But Unlikely To Make Race

by | 09.25.2019 | 2:03pm
Roy H repeats in the 2018 Breeders' Cup Sprint

While Stormy Liberal is on track to vie for a third straight Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint victory, his Peter Miller stablemate Roy H, back-to-back winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint, will likely not bid for a three-peat in that race.

Roy H hasn't raced since January and Miller tells the Daily Racing Form the 7-year-old son of More Than Ready probably won't be ready for the Nov. 2 race.

“It's unlikely he's going to make it to the Breeders' Cup,” Miller said. “It's going to be tough. We don't want to push him. He can't have any setbacks.”

Roy H won the Breeders' Cup Sprint last year at Churchill Downs and the previous year at Del Mar. He's won 10 of his 23 career starts, finishing second on five other occasions, and to date he's earned more than $3.1 million. Last spring, he was sent to Dubai to compete in the Golden Shaheen but developed a foot abscess and had to be scratched.

He got back into training last week with a breeze at San Luis Rey Downs.

Besides likely missing the two-time winner, the Sprint field will also be without the likes of Mind Control, X Y Jet and World of Trouble.

Read more at Daily Racing Form

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