Desert Code, 36-1 shocker, wins Turf Sprint

The prices on the second day of Breeders’ Cup XXV continued as Richard Migliore rode 36-1 long shot Desert Code to a come-from-behind victory in the $1 million Turf Sprint at Santa Anita. Desert Code had won three of six over Santa Anita’s downhill turf course and was 3 for 5 over the course going in, yet he was 30-1 on the morning line and was bet slightly higher. It was the third Breeders’ Cup win for trainer David Hofmans, and all have paid $40 or more. Alphabet Soup won the Classic at 19-1 in 1996 and Adoration went postward at 40-1 in the 2003 Distaff.

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