Two Previous Winners Return in Turf
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2008 Turf winner Conduit is the 7-5 morning-line choice in 2009.

Conduit and Red Rocks, the respective 2008 and 2006 winners of the Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Turf (gr. IT), are among the eight horses entered in the $3-million, 1 1/2 mile turf test.

Conduit, trained by Sir Michael Stoute for breeder-owner Ballymacoll Stud Farm, will break from the number two post position as the 7-5 morning line favorite. The Dalakhani colt, who has won or placed in nine of 11 starts and earned $3,748,096 racing on the grass, will be ridden by Ryan Moore, who rode the 4-year-old colt last year.

Although he is a previous winner of the Turf, Red Rocks is a 20-1 outsider in the race this year.

The 5-2 Turf second choice is Juddmonte Farms' homebred Spanish Moon, a multiple group winner in France for Stoute previous to the Turf. The son of El Prado has won five of 11 grass starts.

Presious Passion, a two-time grade I turf winner this year for trainer Mary Hartmann, is the 4-1 morning-line third choice.

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Breeders' Cup Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf
Post Horse Jockey Trainer Odds
1.  Telling  Javier Castellano  Steve Hobby  20-1
2.  Conduit  Ryan Moore  Sir Michael Stoute  7-5
3.  Red Rocks (IRE)  Julien Leparoux  Brian Meehan  20-1
4.  Allegre  John Velazquez  Mike Chambers  50-1
5.  Dar Re Mi  Frankie Dettori  John Gosden  3-1
6.  Precious Passion  Elvis Trujillo  Mary Hartmann  4-1
7.  Spanish Moon  Kieren Fallon  Sir Michael Stoute  5-2
8.  Monzante  Rafael Bejarano  Mike Mitchell  30-1

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