Monday, November 02 2009


Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies notes


Always a Princess – Trainer Bob Baffert wasn’t necessarily pleased with the 5f bullet workout of Arnold Zetcher’s Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies contender Always a Princess on Nov. 1, but only for strategic reasons.

The 2yo daughter of Leroidesanimaux, working in company with stablemate Miss Heather Lee, passed her workmate sooner than planned before drawing off to finish her move. The filly’s time of 58 2/5 was the fastest of 61 workouts at the distance on the day.





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$2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile notes Monday, Nov. 2


Awesome Gem – see Classic

Colonel John – see Classic

Courageous Cat – The 3yo Storm Cat colt was the final workout runner on the track Monday morning, with a 5f move in 1:01 under regular rider Garrett Gomez on the Santa Anita turf course.





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$2 million Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile notes Mon. Nov. 2


Aikenite –Dogwood Stable’s Aikenite, narrowly beaten in Keeneland’s Breeders’ Futurity last month, will depart from New York for California Tuesday.

“He ran a big race time, showed he could handle the synthetics in the Breeders’ Futurity,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. “He’s definitely improving race-by-race.”

Jockey Alan Garcia rides Aikenite in the Juvenile Saturday.





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$2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint notes Mon., Nov. 2


Capt. Candyman Can – According to trainer Ian Wilkes, David Zell and the late Joseph Rauch's $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint contender Capt. Candyman Can arrived at Santa Anita in good order on Monday following a Tex Sutton flight from Kentucky. Regular jockey Javier Castellano is slated to ride on Saturday.

The excitement of having his first Breeders' Cup starter was tempered for Wilkes on Saturday with the news of the sudden death of Rauch, a co-owner and breeder of the 3yo gelded son of Candy Ride. Dr. Rauch, a director of the urgent care department at Leesburg Regional Hospital near Ocala, Fla., was 66.






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$1 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint; Monday, November 2


Allicansayis Wow – Allicansayis Wow was declared out of the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on Monday after trainer Patrick Biancone discovered that she had suffered an injury to her left front leg.

“She tore the suspensory (ligament). It’s an unfortunate injury and the timing is all wrong, but there is nothing that we can do,” a disappointed Biancone said.





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