Trip Edges Hidden Assets in Chicago Breeders' Cup 'Cap

Jockey Craig Perret and trainer Frank Brothers combined for their second Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) wins as Trip rallied to win the seven-furlong, $157,270 race by a half-length on Saturday at Arlington Park. Perret previously rode Safely Kept to victory in the 1991 renewal of the race; Brothers saddled Rose's Record prior to her 1989 win.

"I kept watching the races and I saw that speed was tough," said Perret. "I knew my filly wouldn't show the speed she had shown going two turns but Mr. Brothers said he had to try her going seven-eighths. She put me in the race comfortably and when I needed her, she was right there and she outgamed the other filly."

Sent off as the third wagering choice, Claiborne Farm's homebred Trip paid $9 for the win. The exacta, completed by pacesetter Hidden Assets, paid $38.40.

Rose of Zollern finished third, followed by The Happy Hopper, Linda Love, Must Be a Lady, and Please Sign In.

Trip (Lord At War--Tour, by Forty Niner), a 4-year-old filly completed the seven furlongs in 1:22.18 to earn the $99,312 winner's share of the purse. The win was her seventh in 16 career races and her third of the year. (Chart, Equibase)