Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photos/Courtney Heeney
The sensational sprinter Private Zone, a multiple grade I winner and runner-up in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I), will make his much-anticipated 2016 debut in the True North Stakes (gr. II) on June 10th at Belmont Park.
Trained by Brian Lynch, the seven-year-old son of Macho Uno has not run since finishing fifth in the Cigar Mile (gr. I) at the end of a busy 2015 campaign that saw him win three graded stakes races, including the Forego (gr. I) at Saratoga, in impressive fashion. Given a winter break, Private Zone returned to serious training early this year and has been breezing steadily in preparation for the True North, and five of his last six workouts have been bullets. On June 2nd, he breezed four furlongs in :46 flat from the starting gate at Belmont Park, a workout that ranked as the fast of 55 morning workouts at that distance.
True North Stakes (gr. II)
PP, Horse, Jockey, Trainer
1 Holy Boss, John Velazquez, Steve Asmussen
2 Joking, Manuel Franco, Charlton Baker
3 Private Zone, Martin Pedroza, Brian Lynch
4 Dads Caps, Irad Ortiz Jr., Gustavo Rodriguez
5 Catalina Red, Javier Castellano, Jorge Navarro
6 Always Sunshine, F. Pennington, Edward Allard
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