Here's a quick look at today's Breeders' Cup headlines, courtesy of the BC Notes Team.....
* Zenyatta jogged on the training track at Hollywood Park at 9:00 PT Monday morning with exercise rider Steve Willard aboard ahead of her trip Tuesday morning aboard the Tex Sutton Forwarding charter carrying the final contingent of California-based Breeders’ Cup contenders, tentatively scheduled to arrive in Louisville by noon or early afternoon.
A more detailed report on Zenyatta’s Monday morning activity will follow later.
* Goldikova & Workforce were among the 19 European-trained Breeders’ Cup contenders that arrived on the Breeders’ Cup charter originating in France and stopping in England before landing in Louisville on Saturday evening. This group walked Quarantine barn 42 Monday morning and are expected to go to the track for the first time on Tuesday morning.
* Unrivaled Belle, pre-entered in both the Filly & Mare Sprint and the Ladies’ Classic, will run in the latter.
“Unless there is some last minute decision, she is going in the Ladies’ Classic,” trainer Bill Mott said. “I took a good look and I think she would be very competitive in the Filly & Mare Sprint, but her last two races have been two turns and she won going two turns here in the spring. I guess that’s really where the big reward is (Ladies’ Classic).”
* Monday Workouts:
Churchill Downs: Acting Happy – 4f in 49; Blame – 4f in 49 4/5; Informed Decision – 4f in 47 4/5; J. B.’s Thunder – 4f in 50; Riley Tucker – 4f in 49 3/5; Sweet August Moon – 3f in 35 4/5; Thiskyhasnolimit – 4f in 48 4/5; Unrivaled Belle – 4f in 49 2/5; Warrior’s Reward – 4f in 49; California Flag – 3f turf in 36 2/5; Proviso – 4f turf in 51 3/5; Al Khali – 5f turf in 1:01 2/5; Banned – 5f turf in 1:02 3/5; Forever Together – 5f turf in 1:01; Sidney’s Candy – 5f turf in 1:01
* Arrivals Monday: A Tex Sutton Forwarding charter from Baltimore arrived with horses trained by Tony Dutrow and Graham Motion.
· Temple City declared from the Breeders’ Cup Marathon on Thursday, Oct. 28 after much consideration by trainer Carla Gaines and Hughes.
“He really didn’t run well in his last race at Hawthorne (8th in the G2 Hawthorne Gold Cup on Oct. 2) and I don’t think he likes the dirt as well as he does the turf,” Gaines said. “So we decided to keep him in California and he’ll run in the G1 Hollywood Turf Cup, which is a 1 ½ mile race.”