06/03/2010 11:00PM

Two-turn stakes winners cut back


Toccet to Me and Singin Vicar, who have won the last two runnings of the Colorado Derby, will be making rare starts at one turn Sunday in the $30,000 Arapahoe Park Sprint.

A six-furlong race, the Arapahoe Sprint has drawn a field of eight older horses.

Toccet to Me won three derbies last year: the $22,000 Colorado Derby at 1 1/16 miles at Arapahoe by eight lengths in July, the $35,000 Albuquerque Derby at the Downs at Albuquerque in September, and the $26,000 Last Chance Derby at Turf Paradise in December.

He comes into the Arapahoe Sprint in sharp form, having won his last two races, including an optional-claiming allowance by more than four lengths at Turf Paradise on Feb. 1. Since then, Toccet to Me has fired some quick works in preparation for the turnback from 1 1/8 miles, among them a near-bullet half-mile in 47.40 seconds at Arapahoe on June 2.

Toccet to Me is trained by Doug Grinolds and will be ridden by Russell Vicchrilli.

Singin Vicar won the $22,000 Colorado Derby in 2008 by 1 1/2 lengths. Sunday, he will be making his first start since last meet, when he was third in the $22,000 Arapahoe Classic at 1 1/8 miles Aug. 2. Travis Wales has the mount for trainer Ryan Stivers.

The field also includes Hezamazing, who was a 5 1/4-length winner of last year's Arapahoe Sprint.