The win, which was the eighth in 16 races and pushed his career earnings to $494,586, left Foley looking at future options for Champali, which include races on both the dirt and the turf. He said the colt would be nominated to both the Aristides Breeders' Cup (gr. III) at 6 1/2-furlongs on
the main track on June 19 and the $250,000-added Firecracker Breeders' Cup (gr. II) at one mile on the Matt Winn Turf Course on July 3. Champali finished a close fourth in a Churchill Downs allowance race in November that marked his turf debut and the final start of his 3-year-old season. Foley felt the lone turf outing was strong enough to give him another chance on the surface down the road."It was a good race," said Foley. "He was tired and tailing off and (Craig Perret) rode him for me that day and he told me again that other day that I sure shouldn't be afraid to run him back on the grass because he likes it."