"She has a slight temperature and a cough and she left a little feed (in her tub)," said Gilchrist via phone from Santa Anita. "It's nothing major and will probably go away quickly, but you can't go into a race of this magnitude not being 100 percent."
"I think we had the fastest horse (out of the gate)," said Gilchrist. "Hanging on for seven furlongs against that group was going to be a tough chore even if you're 100 percent, let alone 75 or 80 percent. It (scratching Indyanne) wasn't a hard decision to make."
Gilchrist, who has competed in three prior Breeders' Cup events, said he is disappointed to be missing the 25th edition of the championship races but added that "it's not the end of the world."
"Like I've always said about this business, 'you never get too high and never get too low,'" said Gilchrist. "You just try to do what's best for the horse."
HYSTERICALADY IS 15-TO-1 IN LADIES CLASSIC -- Northern California's Hystericalady is listed at 15-to-1 on the morning line for Friday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic.
Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Hystericalady has won 11 of her 22 career races and earned $2,340,556. She is one seven fillies and mares that will be looking to upset undefeated Zenyatta, the 3-to-5 morning line choice in the 1 1/8-miles Ladies Classic.
EARLY GATE OPENINGS FOR BREEDERS' CUP SIMULCAST -- Golden Gate Fields will open gates early Friday and Saturday for the simulcast of the Breeders' Cup cards from Santa Anita.
Grandstand, Club House and Top of the Stretch gates will open at 9 a.m. Friday. The Turf Club will open at 10 a.m. and post time for the first race from Santa Anita is 11:05 a.m. The first Breeders' Cup race, the $1 million Filly and Mare Sprint, will be run at 12:35 p.m. First post at Golden Gate Fields is 11:55 a.m.
Saturday, all admission gates will open at 9 a.m. and post time for the first race at Santa Anita, the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon, is 10:10 a.m. First post at Golden Gate Fields is 10:25 a.m.
The post time schedule for Friday's Breeders' Cup races is as follows: Filly and Mare Sprint 12:35 p.m., Juvenile Fillies Turf 1:15 p.m., Juvenile Fillies 1:55 p.m., Filly and Mare Turf 2:35 p.m., Ladies Classic 3:15 p.m.
The post time schedule for Saturday's Breeders' Cup races is as follows: Marathon 10:10 a.m., Turf Sprint 10:50 a.m., Dirt Mile 11:30 a.m., Mile 12:15 p.m., Juvenile 12:55 p.m., Juvenile Turf 1:35 p.m., Sprint 2:15 p.m., Turf 3 p.m., Classic 3:45 p.m.