Updated on 09/15/2011 1:06PM

Caller One will train up to Sprint


Turfway Park officials expected Caller One to ship in from California for Saturday's $75,000 Marfa Stakes, but late Tuesday afternoon, Caller One's trainer, Jim Chapman, said he would stay home and train up to the Breeders' Cup Sprint at Belmont Park on Oct. 27.

"I'm going to stay here because of the insecurity of the race [filling]," Chapman said. "I also think we will be in better shape by training up to the race because we will have a fresher horse."

Caller One, who is expected to be Kona Gold's biggest threat in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, last ran on July 22 at Del Mar when he finished second to Kona Gold in the Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap.

Last year, Caller One won the Kentucky Cup Sprint at Turfway in his last start before finishing fourth behind Kona Gold in the Breeders' Cup.

Chapman said Caller One, who earlier this year won the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen, will work on Saturday at Hollywood Park and will arrive in New York approximately three weeks before the Breeders' Cup.

Although Corey Nakatani has ridden Caller One in his last three starts, Chapman said he could not confirm who would ride him in the Sprint.