Ten Most Wanted Continues Prepping for Breeders' Cup Classic
Updated: Sunday, October 19, 2003 4:30 PM
Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2003 12:15 PM
Travers Stakes (gr. I) and Super Derby (gr. II) winner Ten Most Wanted continued his preparations for the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Classic-Powered by Dodge (gr. I) by breezing five furlongs in 1:00 at Hollywood Park Saturday morning.
The 3-year-old son of Deputy Commander -- Wanted Again (by Criminal Type) owned by Reddam, Jarvis, Chisholm, et. al., is scheduled to ship to Santa Anita Park on Wednesday.
"I wanted to get him sharp," said trainer Wally Dollase. "I have been giving him some long slow works and today I put some speed into him."
Dollase said the colt, who has won four of 10 starts and earned in excess of $1.5-million, will blow out a quarter-mile after arriving at Santa Anita.
Also working Saturday morning at Hollywood Park for the World Thoroughbred Championships was Dennis Narlinger and Magali Farms' Decarchy, who is prepping for the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).
A 6-year-old son of Distant View -- Toussaud (by El Gran Senor), Decarchy was timed in 1:00 for the five furlongs.
'He worked really well," said trainer Doug O'Neill of the breezed. "I told the exercise rider to go in splits of 24 (seconds) and 49 (seconds), which he did and he galloped out (six furlongs) in 1:11 and change. He looks good. You can tell the ones who have class."
Although Decarchy finished fourth, less than three lengths behind winner Freefourinternet, in the Kelso Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT), O'Neill said it was a good effort that sets the horse up for the Breeders' Cup.
"Even though it doesn't show in his form, that last race was a very good race," O'Neill said.
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