Unbridled Sidney Faces Boys in Aegon Turf Sprint Return

Unbridled Sidney, Churchill Downs turf course record holder at five furlongs, makes her first start in six months Friday when she faces males in the $150,000 Aegon Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT) at her favorite distance.

Trained by Ronny Warner for owners Douglas and Norrine Devenport, Unbridled Sidney adores the Churchill lawn, where she has won four of six and has never been out of the money. She set the course mark of :55 .54 in July 2005. Unbridled Sidney, away from action since beating males in the Cherokee Run Breeders' Cup Handicap at five furlongs at Churchill, boasts a 6-1-2 record in 11 starts at the grass distance. Robby Albarado regains the mount on the 6-year-old Unbridled's Song mare, who was assigned 113 pounds.

A full field of 12 is entered with California invaders Ellwood and Jake and Roi Charmant among the main challengers. The Nth Degree, winner of the Shakertown (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland April 15, as well as the second and third-place finishers, Congo King and Sgt. Bert, also return.  

$150,000 Aegon Turf Sprint Stakes (gr. IIIT, Race 7, 3:04 p.m.), 3 & Up, 5 Furlongs (Turf)
PP. Horse, Weight, Jockey
1. Congo King (KY),     118, Julien R. Leparoux
2. Mighty Beau (OK), 118, Mark Guidry
3. The Nth Degree (CO), 121, Eddie Castro
4. Junior College (KY), 118, Jesus L. Castanon
5. Unbridled Sidney (KY), 113, Robby Albarado
6. Gaff (KY), 121, John R. Velazquez
7. Ellwood and Jake (KY), 118, Garrett K. Gomez
8. Roi Charmant (KY), 118, David R. Flores
9. Chosen Chief (KY), 118, Victor Espinoza
10. Chief What It Is (KY), 118, Jamie Theriot
11. Lifestyle (KY), 118, Corey S. Nakatani
12. Sgt. Bert (KY), 118, Rafael Bejarano

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