2008 Turf winner Conduit is the 7-5 morning-line choice in 2009.

2008 Turf winner Conduit is the 7-5 morning-line choice in 2009.

Mathea Kelley

Two Previous Winners Return in Turf

Conduit, last year's winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. i) is the 7-5 favorite.

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  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