Drefong proved the fastest speedster in the West as he returned to California to win a cracking renewal of the Grade 1 Twinspires Breeders’ Cup Sprint over six furlongs on the Santa Anita dirt tonight.
With two scratchings a field of seven lined up for this contest.
At the break it was Masochistic who went straight into the lead, with Drefong and the grey Delta Bluesman.
Drefong and Masochistic vied for supremacy and moved several lengths clear as they turned into the home stretch.
Drefong, a winner at Saratoga last time out, appeared to hold the advantage and in the final furlong the three year old pulled away with Mind Your Biscuits closing fast but just denied second spot as Masochistic tied up late on. A.P. Indian could never get in a blow and came home fourth.
The Bob Baffert trained Drefong was given a perfect ride by Martin Garcia and continued his fine record at Santa Anita.
For Baffert this victory would have delivered plenty of pleasure as his other leading contender Lord Nelson had to be scratched.