The Breeder’s Cup World Championships experienced its first defections Nov. 2 with the withdrawal of three horses from consideration.
Kodiak Kowboy , pre-entered in the Nov. 7 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I), is the most prominent of the defections. The Vosburgh (gr. I) winner, according to Breeders’ Cup officials, failed to scope cleanly following his Nov. 2 workout in which he went a half-mile in :52 2/5.
Also withdrawn, according to Breeders’ Cup officials, were Allicansayis Wow, pre-entered in the Nov. 6 Senient Jet Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), and Dave in Dixie, pre-entered in the Nov. 7 Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I).
Trainer Patrick Biancone said Allicansayis Wow worked a half-mile in :47 1/5 on Nov. 1 but sustained a suspensory injury.
Dave in Dixie did not have any physical problems but was taken out of consideration by trainer John Sadler.
Two other horses also removed from the Cup list were Raging Wit, who was ranked fourth in the preference list for the Juvenile Turf, but did not ship from Kentucky after running 10th in the Nov. 1 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs, and Fist of Rage, sixth on the Juvenile preference list and eighth on the Juvenile Turf preference list.