09/01/2014 2:14PM

Quick turnaround for Reneesgotzip

Justin N. Lane
Reneesgotzip will run on her beloved Del Mar Polytrack for the final time on Wednesday.

DEL MAR, Calif. – While the main goal for Reneesgotzip remains the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint in two months, her aptitude on Polytrack at Del Mar has prompted her connections to bring her back less than three weeks following her comeback race for the $90,000 CERF Stakes for older female sprinters Wednesday.

Reneesgotzip returned from a layoff of more than nine months to finish third in the Grade 3 Rancho Bernardo Handicap on Aug. 17.

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“She came out of that race so well,” trainer Peter Miller said, that an opportunity to run again on Polytrack was worth the quick turnaround.

The Rancho Bernardo marked the first time Reneesgotzip had been beaten here in four starts.

“She loves this track,” Miller said. “We thought we’d take advantage of that.”

Reneesgotzip will be a heavy favorite in the six-furlong race, which drew a field of nine.


Reneesgotzip (Last 3 Beyers: 85-96-103)

◗ She lost her best chance at the start last out when she bobbled, which put her in an unfamiliar spot early on. She prefers to roll and let the others try to chase.

◗ Her rail draw might be of concern in a sprint, but she has won the last three times she drew the rail, including in last year’s Rancho Bernardo.

Kinz Funky Monkey (Last 3 Beyers: 86-80-47)

◗ She has the speed to give Reneesgotzip a tussle early and loves this track, having finished in the money in 5 of 6 starts on it.
Fanticola (Last 3 Beyers: 88-89-88)

◗ She is making her first start since March but has run well fresh, including twice here, finishing second both times in sprints.

◗ Trainer Phil D’Amato has had a fantastic second half of the meet, scoring stakes wins with Long Hot Summer and Midnight Storm.

Clearly Confused (Last 3 Beyers: 80-71-84)

◗ Former claimer rallied for second behind synthetic specialist Living the Life in a second-level allowance Aug. 7, and she’s come back to work well.