Smart Breeze for Cactus Ridge at Hawthorne

Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) hopeful Cactus Ridge breezed five furlongs in 1:00.26 prior to Saturday's first race at Hawthorne Racecourse.

The undefeated 2-year-old bay was captured by the clocker in fractions of :11.81 for the eighth, :24.23 for the quarter, :36.63 for three-eighths and :48.11 for the half under jockey Eddie Martin Jr.

The Bret Calhoun-trained colt by Hennessy galloped out in 1:13.45 for six furlongs and 1:27.55 for seven panels. The Dream Walkin' Farms Inc. homebred has won four races, including the Arlington Washington Futurity (gr. III) in his last start Sept. 27.