2011 Breeders Cup Entries
November 5, 2011 by staff
2011 Breeders Cup Entries, To Scooter Dickey, one thing has gone wrong this week, while the output is prepared Flat 5 years today and 5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, the biggest race in the half-century coach on the track. The additional floor was ballcaps purple Breeders’ Cup that he had asked to accommodate all requests had not yet been delivered.
Uncle Mo, last year the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and champion 2-year-old and 4 year old filly Havre de Grace could be the preferred option and the second in line in the morning. But in the back of the track at Churchill Downs’, much of the sentiment is firmly behind the Dickey 70 years of age and without rest, the star of his five-horse stable.
Hats aside, there has been no technical problems at full speed. Art Preston horse has impressed observers with his training several weeks enthusiastic. He enters the Breeders’ Cup Classic with two impressive wins and two seconds in his last four starts, including a score of authority in the Belmont Jockey Club Gold Cup in a classic quarter-mile away. Alex Solis, who won the 2003 Classic with Pleasantly Perfect, has been his rider in all four starts.
“Well I guess we will all try to get me,” joked Dickey. “No, I think it’s shaping up to be a very good race. None of us is really overshadow the other. We have all been defeated by one or the other, but all are working fine right now … I think it will be a career fair for all. The horses come back and the speed will reach their potential. ”
Kiaran McLaughlin, trainer of the bridge classic rattlesnake competitor, called Flat Out “a serious contender, so serious as Uncle Mo and Havre de Grace, for me.”
Bob Baffert, trainer of Game Dude, who said flat out, “I would say he is the horse to beat.”
Few see this as two horses or three-horse race. Many are happy to see Uncle Mo in the race, but for different reasons. First, he is a star, an electrifying 2-year-old champion with enough people believe in Mo-oddsmaker Mike Battaglia chin that you expect to be the favorite after hour.
Others, questioning his ability to go one mile ¼, I love him in the race to increase the chances of the horses you want to bet. The rival coaches come from behind the horses that his presence guarantees a steady rhythm.
Pletcher and owner Mike Repola are betting that Uncle Mo is the most talented horse in the field, enough to overcome once ran just beyond 1 1 / 16 miles. That was the Wood Memorial in April, the defeat of his career first Uncle Mo, and came before a liver disease has been detected and kept him out of the Triple Crown. In two starts since then, he has lost the Grade I King’s Bishop at seven furlongs of the nose and won the Grade II Kelso to a three-mile long.
Repola Pletcher said if not that Uncle Mo could handle the 10 furlongs, the colt that runs the mile instead of dirt. Repola said Uncle Mo deserves a shot at the classic as well as stable Stay thirsty, winner of the 1 ¼-mile Travers and third in the Gold Cup
“When you have a horse in my opinion, it’s great, you never know what to do,” said Repola. “… I think we have two great chances to win this race.”
A Havre de Grace win would be a storybook plot and even more poignant because it has the same owner (Rick Porter) and trainer (Hopkinsville native Larry Jones) and Eight Belles, the filly was brave second in the Derby of 2008, only to suffer fatal injuries as he left after the race.
Zenyatta was the first and so far only to capture the Classic Distaff, coming in 2009 on the synthetic surface of Santa Anita. Havre de Grace could be the first to do it on real ground.
“She deserves a chance at writing the history of racing,” said Porter.
New Zealand raised in So You Think captured some of the largest in Australia, a quarter-mile races last year and in Europe this year. He makes his first dirt out in his attempt to win a Grade I in a third continent.
Trainer Aidan O’Brien, with their owners Coolmore stallion tied to the empire, has tried the Classic 11 times, the best finish in second place by the neck with Giant’s Causeway in 2000 Tizway Churchill’s victory.
“Obviously we have been beaten in a number of classics in recent years,” said O’Brien. “Our experience, we think, is you need a very experienced horse that receives a mile and a quarter, it is seasoned and has the kind of trip. On land, the horses seem to speed up here and go a good solid step, (so) have to be fast and tactically prepared to crush the end. That’s what we have. ”
So you think that will run with blinkers for the first time in two years, has taken a path to Louisville almost unheard of at this time, winning the 1 ¼-mile Champion Stakes Ireland September 3, taking fourth in the 1 ½ miles Arc de Triomphe on October 2 and the second in game 1 is on a quarter-mile champion QIPC October 14.
Play Friend, the Santa Anita Handicap and Goodwood winner, is a threat to go end to end, with Chantal Sutherland trying to become the first woman to win the Classic.
Bill Mott, the all-time winning coach Churchill, the 2010 Belmont winner Drosselmeyer saddle and Pennsylvania Derby winner to honor and serve.
The field also includes 2011 Belmont winner rule in the ice.
Rattlesnake Bridge, third in the Derby of Pennsylvania, will be taken back off the pace and make a run late in Calvin Borel, winner of the Derby three times recruited to do just that.
“We hope to have a moment Calvin Borel at Churchill Downs,” said McLaughlin, who has 2006 stakes winner Invasor.
Headache, winner of the Claiming Crown Jewel last year, comes after taking in the Hawthorne Gold Cup.
Trainer Nick Zito is hoping the mojo back Twin Spires, 2010 Ice Box Derby runner-up than a third in an allowance race at Saratoga has not been competitive in seven starts since the Derby, his career hampered by surgery to remove a splinter of bone.
Ice Box is 30-1. But Zito said the colt won the Florida Derby at 20-1. Zito won the 2004 Belmont with Birdstone 37-1 and Belmont 2008 with Da Tara 39-1.
“For that amount of money, we are in the game,” he said.
A closer look at the classical field
Full steam ahead
Jockey Club Gold Cup winner is the one to beat. His style of mid-pack is perfect stalking. No one else does in four straight triple-digit Beyer speed figures.
2010 Belmont winner, which seemed a more suitable extruder for the marathon, has been so well in training that is something of the “wise guy” horse hit the board at a high price.
Ruling on the ice
2011 Belmont winner best shot might have been if the rain had arrived Thursday at present. But he is a consistent horse will run at the end. Second in Pennsylvania Derby while honoring and serving 10 pounds.
So you think
Grade I winner in Australia and many European specialist is a mile and a quarter. He just never run on dirt and grass bred for. Get medication adds blinkers and purging.
Better chance of hitting the board is whether there is a wicked pace duel. But the last time he ran at Churchill, which closed in 25 lengths back to a trip very concerned to finish second in the Derby of 2010.
You have to make a great leap forward, but coach Kiaran McLaughlin Calvin Borel recruited in an effort to get her to relax and make a run at the end.
If Uncle Mo is brought back, the Santa Anita Handicap and the winner of the Goodwood could go wire to wire. His father, once again impressive, won the 1998 Classic in Churchill.
Never worse than third in New York, the winner of the Belmont and Travers runner has never reached the board outside the Big Apple (although only three runs, and when his schedule was modified to keep it out of the way the barn Uncle Mo).
Havre de Grace
Mare has already defeated Woodward children Saratoga, with the output of the background. She is 0-for-2 at a distance, rather narrow defeats champion blind luck.
Captured quarter mile from the Hawthorne Gold Cup against lesser competition. Only defeat in the last four races was the fifth in the Whitney, which at full speed was the second.
Champion 2-year-old, who was so impressive in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Churchill is 5-1-1 in seven starts. But it remains a big question in a mile ¼.
To honor and serve
It was last year ranked second 2 years of age, but failed in two preparations Derby before being derailed from the Triple Crown with an injury. He has looked very good on his return, including winning the Pennsylvania Derby.
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