04/07/2012 12:34PM

Santa Anita: Amazombie gets green light for Potrero Grande

Shigeki Kikkawa
Amazombie will run in Saturday's Potrero Grande at Santa Anita rather than next weekend's Count Fleet Sprint at Oaklawn Park.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Amazombie, the champion sprinter of 2011, will start in Saturday’s $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes at Santa Anita, trainer Bill Spawr confirmed on Saturday morning.

“We’re all set,” Spawr said. “He jogged today. He’s pretty happy.”

Amazombie, 6, is the 7-5 favorite on the morning-line in the Grade 2 Potrero Grande, which is run over 6 1/2 furlongs. Spawr had considered scratching Amazombie in favor of the Count Fleet Sprint Handicap at Oaklawn Park on April 14, but has opted to stay in California.

The ninth race on an 11-race program, the Potrero Grande is scheduled for 4:27 p.m., Pacific.

There are seven expected starters, following the scratches on Saturday morning of Smart Spending and Courtside.

Amazombie will make his second start of 2012 in the Potrero Grande. He was third in the Grade 2 San Carlos Stakes in February.