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Private Creed gets first stakes win in $500,000 Juvenile Sprint S.

September 9, 2022

Private Creed bests Sharp Aza Tack in the 2022 Juvenile Sprint S. at Kentucky Downs – Coady photo

Jimmy Creed’s Private Creed scored a big payday in the $500,000 Juvenile Sprint S. on Sept. 8 at Kentucky Downs. The 2-year-old colt defeated the highly-regarded Sharp Aza Tack by three-quarters of a length in the 6 ½-furlong contest (WATCH RACE).

Revere Note was the early speed, with Private Creed in a stalking spot a few length from the front. Revere Note gave way after a half, and Sharp Aza Tack took command at the top of the stretch. Private Creed was moving well, and when Sharp Aza Tack drifted wide, Private Creed came up the inside. The duo matched strides until well inside the final furlong until Private Creed pulled clear late to get the win.

“The one horse [Sharp Aza Tack] had so much speed,” said winning jockey Joel Rosario. “My horse was comfortable, he was happy where he was. He settled nicely going into the turn. For a second, I didn’t know, as it took him a little time to get going. He just found another gear. He broke good and I was right there. Just a good trip.”

Private Creed picked up $310,000 in victory, and how has earned $364,000 with two wins and a third in the $150,000 Skidmore S. on his record. He is owned by Mike McCarty, who purchased the bay colt for $155,000 at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale.

Private Creed was bred in Kentucky by Sierra Farm and is the first foal out of stakes winner South Andros. She was bred back to Jimmy Creed in 2022.