He raced only twice as a 4-year-old, placing second in both, but this year California Chrome's won all six of his races (each at least 1 1/16-mile), including the Dubai World Cup in March.
Trainers and owners who have an elite horse will map out a schedule at the beginning of the year that hopefully leads to a Breeders' Cup race. I'd known Mike Smith wasn't going to ride Effinex for a long time. Beholder and Stellar Wind follow at 5-2, and three horses - Curalina, Forever Unbridled and I'm a Chatterbox - are locked at 12-1.
The late change of heart on Found's target here was confirmed only on Monday morning, when she was declared for the Turf rather than the Classic, which had been listed as her "first preference" engagement.
This piece will feature a full discussion of the day's feature race, the Breeders' Cup Distaff.
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Racing fans can watch and wager on the Breeders' Cup on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, while the Aqueduct stakes action kicks off with the 42nd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Nashua for 2-year-olds at a mile on opening day, the first of 11 graded stakes in the Aqueduct fall meet. These classes are composed of the Breeders' Cup Sprint, the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, and the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. She's done what she's had to do to win.
This pair went on to the turf course straight after Limato, who worked on the dirt, with Kevin Bradshaw partnering Ulysses, the stable's Breeders' Cup Turf challenger. Haveyougoneaway comes off a gutsy win last out at this distance and has the flawless style to win her fourth straight. In her last nine-furlong try, she finished a strong second in last year's Breeders' Cup Distaff. Obviously set the pace in the last three Miles, finishing fifth in 2013 and 2014 and ninth past year at Keeneland while racing over soft turf, which blunts his brilliance. She drew the outside post, which gives Gary Stevens room to carve out a trip on her. After her I will depend on the Track Phantom and the Professor. She's gonna run fast. Stellar Wind has kind of gotten my number the last two times, just barely but she's gotten it.
Songbird's three races when starting from the rail? But, others have shown some pace: I'M A CHATTERBOX stands to be forward, BEHOLDER will not be far off the front, and CURALINA has shown some early zip. That might be Carina Mia (7-2), with jockey Julien Leparoux. Nobody knows just how good Songbird is. Wellabled gets the stretchout and will be the speed. Obviously has raced only 10 times in the last three calendar years, and D'Amato said it's his owners' patience that has combined with Obviously's constitution to prolong his career. Mark Casse also has Victory to Victory entered; she is fresh off the Grade 1 win in the Natalma at Woodbine.