Dan Borislow, owner of Toccet, said Monday he has pre-entered Toccet in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), with the 1 1/16-mile Seabiscuit Stakes on the dirt as his other option.
"I want to see how the Seabiscuit looks," Borislow said. "If there isn't a ton of speed in there and it looks like we can get an easy lead, we may go there. But the Turf looks like it's going to be a small field, and those other horses are going to be looking at his (butt), hopefully for the whole race. I'm looking for him to go to the front and relax on the lead. Basically, there just are no other races for him. The Turf might even help relax him for his next race on dirt. It sounds like an unusual race to use as a prep for the Cigar Mile (gr. I)."
Borislow said he came to the decision after Toccet turned in a half-mile work in :52 4/5 over the Santa Anita turf course Sunday, which compared favorably with the other turf works on the tab.
"If he loses the Turf, even if he runs a big race, I'll never run him on the turf again," Borislow said. "There'd be no reason to. I'm just looking for a race right now where he can relax on the lead, and the Turf doesn't look like that fast a field."
In his last start, the Goodwood Breeders' Cup (gr. II), Toccet fought Julie Krone's restraint down the backstretch, then dropped back to finish last. Borislow and trainer John Scanlan said the son of Awesome Again came out of the race in great shape and is on the muscle.