Lido Palace to Skip Breeders' Cup Classic

Lido Palace to Skip Breeders' Cup Classic
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Lido Palace, winning the Woodward.
John Amerman, owner of Whitney Handicap and Woodward Stakes (both gr. I) winner Lido Palace, said he will not spend $800,000 to supplement his Chilean-bred star to the Breeders' Cup Classic. Bypassing the World Thoroughbred Championships, Lido Palace will be pointed for the Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Race Course on Nov. 24.

"The Breeders' Cup penalty for supplementing is heavy," Amerman said. "Lido Palace will go to the Japan Cup."

The 1 5/16-mile event on the main track offers $1.1 million to the winner. Second place is worth $472,000; third, $300,000; and fourth, $181,000.

Lido Palace, bred in Chile by Haras Figuron, where he was champion 2-year-old and Horse of the Year. Trained in the United States by Bobby Frankel, Lido Palace has won eight of 15 career starts and has earned $1,690,101. This year, the son of Rich Man's Gold has won the Whitney and Woodward, finished second in the Suburban and Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicaps (both gr. II), and was third in the U.A.E. Derby (UAE-III) in Dubai.

In other World Thoroughbred Championship news:

Trainer Eoin Harty has named David Flores to ride Godolphin's Tempera in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). Alex Solis will ride Norfolk Stakes (gr. II) winner Essence of Dubai in the Juvenile (gr. I) for Godolphin.

Trainer Darrell Vienna said Yellow Ribbon (gr. IT) winner Janet is "50-50" to be supplemented for $90,000 to the Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

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