Monday, November 02 2009
$5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic
Awesome Gem – The 6yo gelding jogged on Cushion Track at Hollywood Park Monday under exercise rider Juan Olivera before shipping to Santa Anita for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Saturday.
Assistant Sergio Martin supervised for trainer Craig Dollase, who was at Santa Anita.
David Flores, who rode the chestnut to victory in the Hawthorne Gold Cup in his last start on Oct. 3, has the call back.
$2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic Notes Monday November 2
Careless Jewel – Careless Jewel, an impressive winner in each of her last five starts, enjoyed an easy 1 1/2-mile gallop over Santa Anita's Pro-Ride surface on Monday morning under regular exercise rider Moises Guce.
Trainer Josie Carroll was expected to arrive either Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning to oversee the filly’s final preparations for Friday's Breeders' Cup Ladies’ Classic.
Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint
California Flag – Trainer Brian Koriner was all smiles Monday morning following a bullet work by the 5yo gelded son of Avenue of Flags in preparation for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at 6 1/2f on Santa Anita’s downhill turf course.
Riding a three-race win streak, California Flag sizzled 4f on the main turf track in 48 flat, inspiring Koriner to say, “Everything is just perfect right now.”
$500,000 Breeders’ Cup Marathon; Monday, November 2
Cloudy's Knight – The 9yo gelding Cloudy’s Knight arrived at Santa Anita from Louisville Monday morning for a start in the Breeders’ Cup Marathon.
The son of Lord Avie, who has won more than $2.2 million in a 38-race career, is undefeated in two starts since joining the stable of trainer Jonathan Sheppard, who saddled him for victories in the Kentucky Cup Turf at Kentucky Downs and the Sycamore at Keeneland.
$1 million Dirt Mile notes Mon. Nov. 2
Bullsbay – Trainer Graham Motion couldn’t have been happier with Bullsbay’s workout at Santa Anita Monday morning when the 5yo son of Tiznow breezed 5f in 1:01 3/5 under jockey Jeremy Rose in preparation for a planned start in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.
“It was exactly what he did before the Whitney, so we have to be happy with it,” said Motion, who saddled Bullsbay for a victory in the Whitney Handicap at Saratoga in August. “He’s not a flashy worker; he never has been. Jeremy said he got over the track very well.”
$1 Million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Grade II)
Awesome Act – The son of Awesome Again remained in quarantine Monday after arriving at Santa Anita on Sunday from Europe. He goes in Saturday’s $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf
Jeremy Noseda trains Awesome Act, who broke his maiden at Goodwood on Oct. 1, and then was ninth in the Dewhurst Stakes last out on Oct. 17 after missing the break.
Ryan Moore gets the mount for the first time on Saturday.
$1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
Champagne d'Oro – see Juvenile Fillies
Connie and Michael – see Juvenile Fillies
Dad's Crazy – A minor stakes winner on dirt who is second on the Preference list for the Juvenile Fillies Turf, she will run if she can get into the body of the race according to her trainer Todd Pletcher.
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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.