Firenze Fire to Target Cigar Mile


Firenze Fire | Sarah Andrew

Mr. Amore Stable's Firenze Fire (Poseidan's Warrior), a late-closing third in the GI Breeders' Cup Sprint, will make his next start in the Dec. 5 GI Cigar Mile.

“He's back at Belmont and that's what we're pointing for,” trainer Kelly Breen said of the Cigar Mile.

The 5-year-old rallied from 11th to finish third under jockey Jose Lezcano in the Nov. 7 Sprint at Keeneland.

“It was a good race,” Breen said of the veteran's most recent start.

Breen said Lezcano, aboard for Firenze Fire's GII Vosburgh Invitational win Sept. 26 at Belmont, will retain the mount for the Cigar Mile.

Others under consideration for the Cigar Mile are: King Guillermo (Uncle Mo), Performer (Speightstown), Mr. Buff (Friend or Foe), and Majestic Dunhill (Majesticperfection).

Woodslane Farm homebred Wolfie's Dynaghost (Ghostzapper) lived up to the promise he had been showing in the morning with his 33-1 upset debut win at Aqueduct Saturday, according to trainer Tom Albertrani.

“The horse was showing lots of potential and talent working on the dirt,” Albertrani said. “He was doing so well. He ran very impressively. I was expecting a big effort, but I was cautiously optimistic. I had a good feeling about him handling it all.”

Wolfie's Dynaghost is expected to ship south to Albertrani's winter base at Palm Meadows Training Center.

“We're probably going to regroup, ship to Florida and just get a feel for him when he gets down to Florida and see what the next step might be,” Albertrani said. “Hopefully, he'll be an exciting horse to target some bigger things.”

Wolfie's Dynaghost's half-brother Sadler's Joy (Kitten's Joy), a Grade I winner on the turf, will make his next start in Saturday's GIII Red Smith S. at Aqueduct, according to Albertrani.

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