Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries first look

by TCI 10 months ago

Jon & Joel review the Pre-Entries for next week’s Breeders’ Cup and give first impressions on the storylines shaping up in the major divisions. Watch it. Comment.

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Discussion

  • bruin1946

    Why did so many of the top juvenile colts skip the BC?

    • Joel Cunningham

      Bruin, it’s disappointing for sure. Ride On Curlin just got beat fairly easily yesterday so his defection probably wasn’t a huge one..I would bet the connections felt he was better around one turn than two (his dam was freakish around one turn).

      Honor Code is unfortunately taking the conservative route, which is not surprising when you consider the conservative nature of his connections. They are clearly looking big picture towards 2014 with the Derby and Triple Crown trail since this is likely the last potentially top son of A.P. Indy. On another note, I was a tad disappointing that Mr. Farish didn’t have this colt run since he’s such a big supporter of the Breeders’ Cup, however these decisions are usually made with the recommendation/input of the trainer who probably prudently thinks the colt’s best days are well in front of him rather than this weekend. He is a big horse, bred for a classic distance, Santa Anita doesn’t suit his closing style, etc…so the Remsen route in his home state is probably not a bad move, although all racing fans wanted to see him stretch out around two turns with the championship on the line. Oh well!

      I am excited about the potential of Tap It Rich…I’m not sure he’s up to the task yet, but he could be any kind. Havana – with his speed – should prove to be tough to catch IMO…unless he fails to rate himself first time around two turns which is certainly a concern at his short price.


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