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Crown of Thorns just misses in Breeders’ Cup Sprint


Saturday, November 07, 2009
Spendthrift’s star 4-year-old Crown of Thorns once again showed his quality, making his in third start off a layoff and closing furiously late to finish a game second in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) on Nov. 7th at Santa Anita.

The imposing son of Repent was elected to the Sprint over the Dirt Mile earlier in the week, and that decision appeared to pay dividends as he rallied strongly to cause a photo finish at the wire of the prestigious six-furlong event. After the decision came down from the placing judges, Crown of Thorns fell just a nose short despite galloping out past all of his rivals. The effort comes fresh off an impressive runner-up finish in the Ancient Title (G1) last month at Santa Anita, leaving immense promise for the talented colt heading into his 5-year-old campaign in 2010.

Crown of Thorns is trained by Richard Mandella, and the colt hails from the Thunder Gulch mare Crowning Touch. A Grade 2 winner of the Robert Lewis S. at three, he owns a record of 2-2-1 from six starts with earnings of $577,080.
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