Kelly-Trained Evening Attire, Riskaverse at Arlington

Kelly-Trained Evening Attire, Riskaverse at Arlington
Photo: AP-NYRA/Adam Coglianese <p>
Evening Attire among early arrivals at Arlington Park.
From track reports
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Grant and Thomas J. Kelly's Evening Attire, 2 3/4-length victor of the grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup September 28 at Belmont Park and a contender for the Breeders' Cup Classic, arrived by van at Arlington Park at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday from New York

Another Patrick Kelly trainee, Fox Ridge Farm Inc.'s Riskaverse, who is a possibility for the Grade I Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf here on that same afternoon, arrived hours earlier at the local oval, also by van, from Lexington, Ky. Riskaverse won the grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup by a neck last Saturday.

"Evening Attire's flight was canceled," said trainer Kelly at Arlington Park Wednesday morning, "so he ended up coming by van, and Riskaverse came separately on a van from Kentucky."

Kelly, 54, son of Hall of Fame trainer Tommy Kelly, arrived in Chicago Tuesday night in advance of his potential Breeders' Cup pair.

"Both horses traveled well, and everything is quiet here," said Kelly outside his tack room in Barn 16. "Their temperatures are both good, they are eating well, and there is not much going on with them right now. We're just getting everybody settled in. We did no training with either of them. We will probably give Evening Attire a little leg stretcher early next week, but Riskaverse just ran and her schedule is day-by-day right now.'

'Evening Attire is a good cold weather horse,' said Kelly, in reference to a chilly wind Wednesday morning on the Arlington backstretch. 'He once won a race in the snow."

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