Breeders’ Cup: Bill Spawr: Amazombie’s enemy is clear skies

While everyone is lauding the Utopian California weather for this year’s Breeders’ Cup, trainer Bill Spawr is wishing for some Seattle-like rain.

“I’d feel real good if it rained a couple days before (next Saturday), but it’s not good for us: clear skies,” he said.  “But Amazombie tries anyway.”

Amazombie, the California-bred gelding, is seeking to repeat as Sprint champion. He’s remained consistent until his last race – an uncharacteristic fourth in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes.

Amazombie was slated to work at Santa Anita Friday morning, according to the track’s press notes.

“He’ll work a long five (furlongs) and (go) out three-quarters,” Spawr said. “Depending on how he works, I’ll come back on Thursday (Nov. 1) and do something. I’m not sure about two-minute clipping or actually working three-eighths. That’s pretty much been standard for him and it’s been pretty successful.”

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