Breeder: Machmer Hall (Ky.)
Sire: Lemon Drop Kid
Dam: Layreebelle, by Tale of the Cat
Kid Cruz broke his maiden at second asking and hasn't finished worse than second since. The sophomore colt won the Private Terms Stakes at Aqueduct before transitioning to the graded stakes level.
The bay colt is a son of Lemon Drop Kid, sire of millionaires Richard's Kid and Cosmonaut and out of the Tale of the Cat mare Layreebelle, making him a half-brother to graded stakes-winning filly Spellbound.
Kid Cruz finished 8th in the 2014 Preakness Stakes and then won the Easy Goer Stakes on the Belmont Stakes undercard.