Arrest Me Red Aims for Title Defense in G2 Twin Spires Turf Sprint

May 1, 2023

Arrest Me Red locks up the victory in the 2022 edition of the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (Coady Photography)

Churchill Downs Press Release

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Lael Stables’ Arrest Me Red, winner as the favorite in this race in 2022, headlines a field of 14 for the 29th running of the $500,000 Twin Spires Turf Sprint (GII) for 3-year-olds and up going 5 ½ furlongs on the Matt Winn Turf Course.

The Twin Spires Turf Sprint will go as the seventh race on Saturday with a 1:56 p.m. post time.

Trained by Wesley Ward, Arrest Me Red came off a four-month layoff to finish a close third after a wide trip in the Shakertown (GII) at Keeneland last month, Irad Ortiz Jr. has the mount and will break from post 10.

Big Invasion victorious in the William Walker last Derby Week (Coady Photography)

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Big Invasion, winner of the William Walker (Listed) here last Derby Week, looms as the top challenger to Arrest Me Red.

Trained by Christophe Clement, Big Invasion has posted a 9-7-1-1 record on the grass and he returned to the races after a six-month layoff to win the Silks Run (Listed) at Gulfstream Park to kick off 2023.

Joel Rosario has the mount and will break from post four.

The field for the Twin Spires Turf Sprint, with riders and weights from the rail out, is: Nobals (Gerardo Corrales, 121 pounds), Go Bears Go (IRE) (John Velazquez, 121), Evan Sing (Jose Ortiz, 121), Big Invasion (Rosario, 121), Necker Island (Chris Landeros, 121), Bad Beat Brian (Chris Emigh, 121), Nothing Better (Manny Franco, 121), Just Might (Colby Hernandez, 121), Oceanic (Edgar Morales, 121), Arrest Me Red (Irad Ortiz Jr., 121), Motorious (GB) (Flavien Prat, 123), Carotari (Luis Saez, 121), Artemus Citylimits (Tyler Gaffalione, 121), Nobler Reflection (Umberto Rispoli (121).

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