LOUISVILLE, KY - Following is the daily report on the horses running in the Breeders' Cup Turf, the seventh race of the Breeders' Cup Championship to be run Saturday, Nov. 4, at Churchill Downs. Note: The Breeders' Cup Turf and the Breeders' Cup Classic are legs eight and nine, respectively, of the Emirates World Series Racing Championship.
Aly's Alley-Trainer John Tammaro watched Eaglestone Farm's colt gallop two miles on the turf. "This colt isn't a turf specialist," Tammaro said. "He can run well on the main track. I've got one weapon that the others don't, and that's the rider, Edgar Prado.You know, I brought him to this country. He's a real rider."
Boatman-Trainer Bobby Frankel reported that the 4-year-old colt bred and owned by Juddmonte Farms will not make the trip to run in the Breeders' Cup Turf. The trainer said the colt had developed a filling in an ankle. "It's nothing serious," Frankel said Monday about the colt that had been scheduled to come to Churchill Downs by air on Tuesday.
Ciro-With consecutive wins in Arlington's Secretariat and Belmont's Lawrence Realization, the 3-year-old Woodman colt is on target for the Turf. He was scheduled to leave New York at approximately 1 p.m. Monday and will arrive by van in Louisville Tuesday morning. Owned by Jayeff B Stable, Ciro worked five furlongs on the turf at Belmont on Oct. 19 in 1:02 1/5. Jose Santos will ride Ciro in the Turf.
Craigsteel-Catherine R. Willis' Craigsteel has been declared from the Turf because of a "minor foot problem," according to trainer Christophe Clement. "We've decided not to run, and will look to either the Red Smith Handicap here in New York (11 furlongs, turf, at Aqueduct, Nov.18) or to Hong Kong, if we are invited."
Down the Aisle-The striking light gray was the last horse to work Monday on the turf at Churchill Downs, going five furlongs in 1:03 3/5 under exercise rider Judy Nicks. "He looked good, finished up good," said trainer Bill Mott. "He went smoothly through the stretch." No horse older than age six has won the Turf, which may or may not bode well for the 7-year-old son of Runaway Groom. "I guess it depends on what kind of form they're in," said Mott. "With him, it looks like so far, so good." The winner of three of his five starts this year, including the United Nations Handicap and the Kentucky Cup Turf, Down the Aisle will be ridden by either Jerry Bailey or Pat Day in the Turf. Whichever jockey doesn't ride Down the Aisle will have the mount on Mott's other Turf horse, Subtle Power.
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John's Call-This 9-year-old gelding will be shipped here Wednesday after a van trip from Monkton, Md., where Tommy Voss trains him for the Trillium Stable. Voss was busy moving between training areas at his big farm and planned to work him before the van trip. Voss said John's Call was "training very well. He's been galloping real good." Voss said John's call will work either a half-mile or five-eighths of a mile ."I haven't decided how far."
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Manndar (Ire)-Trainer Beau Greely confirmed that Columbine Stable's Manndar would start in the Breeders' Cup Turf rather than the Breeders' Cup Mile shortly before the 4-year-old breezed four furlongs in :48 1/5 over a "firm" Churchill Down's turf course under regular exercise rider Andy Durnin. Jockey Corey Nakatani has the mount. "We didn't ask anything of him today," Greely said. "It was an absolutely beautiful work. He's doing as well as he can be doing. He's doing the best that he has ever done. He really runs well fresh. "He loves this place. With the way he trains and runs over the course, I'd have to say that it's one of his favorites. It's a tough race, but I think he'll run very well. I think he'll be one of the top contenders." Manndar, who arrived from California on Oct. 18, will walk on Tuesday and then gallop up to the race. Montjeu-See European Report.
Mutafaweq-Scheduled to run in the Nov. 26 Japan Cup (Jpn-I), according to trainer Saeed bin Suroor.
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Quiet Resolve-Cross-entered in the Breeders' Cup Turf and Breeders' Cup Mile, Quiet Resolve was due to leave Keeneland Monday afternoon for Churchill Downs. The 5-year-old gelded son of Affirmed has first preference in the Turf. His trainer, Mark Frostad, leaves Canada for Kentucky tomorrow.
Subtle Power-The 3-year-old colt galloped 1 1/2 miles and is scheduled to breeze Tuesday morning on the Churchill Downs turf course along with Bill Mott's Mile-bound Hap and King Cugat. Seventh in his American debut in the Turf Classic at Belmont, Subtle Power arrived in Louisville Saturday after a smooth flight from New York. Either Jerry Bailey or Pat Day will ride in the Turf, with the other getting the mount on stablemate Down the Aisle.
Williams News-The Tom Amoss-trained Williams News galloped 1 1/2 miles over the main track in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Turf. He will have a final five-furlong workout over the turf on Tuesday. Marlon St. Julien will be aboard for the workout, but Canadian regular Patrick Husbands has the mount in the race. Husbands was aboard for the 5-year-old Alleged gelding's near miss in the Canadian International at Woodbine on October 15. "I'm really excited about him." said Amoss, who will also saddle Heritage of Gold in the Breeders' Cup Distaff. "He's doing great."