After initially indicating a preference to run Lava Man in the Goodwood, which will be contested on Cushion Track for the first time, O'Neill changed his mind after entries were taken Sept. 26 and said the versatile 6-year-old gelding was more likely for the turf race. A winner of more than $5.1 million in his career, Lava Man is a grade I winner on dirt, turf and synthetic track.
Lava Man is a candidate for both the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) and the inaugural running of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Monmouth Park, according to O'Neill.
Porfido was also scratched from the Goodwood.