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GIANT RYAN HAS EASY WORK; TEST TIME FOR TRINNIBERG ON THURSDAY – The plan for Shivananda Parbhoo was to have his two Breeders’ Cup hopefuls, Giant Ryan and Trinniberg, work on Thursday morning after the break.
Mother Nature did not get the memo.
FLAT OUT TAKES DICKEY ON THE RIDE OF HIS LIFE – Trainer Scooter Dickey thought he had hit the top of the racing game long before Flat Out came into his barn.
SASSY IMAGE INJURED, OUT OF BREEDERS’ CUP FILLY & MARE SPRINT – Multiple Grade I winner Sassy Image has been taken out of consideration for the Grade I, $1 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint after a chip in a hind ankle was discovered following her most recent work on Oct. 8 at Churchill Downs.
FLINT EYEING BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE WITH EXFACTOR – Stoneway Farm’s Exfactor, the last-to-first winner of the 110th running of Saturday’s Grade III Bashford Manor Stakesat Churchill Downs, was in good order at Bernie Flint’s barn on Monday morning and his trainer was making plans to get the colt to the starting gate for the $2 millio
POOL PLAY WORKS, FLAT OUT POINTS TO BREEDERS CUP AFTER NEW YORK ROMP – William S. Farish Jr.’s Pool Play worked on Sunday morning at Churchill Downs in his first serious training move since his upset victory in the 30th running of the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (Grade I).
GENERAL QUARTERS WILL BREAK FROM RAIL IN FIRECRACKER – Tom McCarthy’s General Quarters, a multiple Grade I winner with nearly $1.2 million in career earnings, drew the rail post in the field of eleven for the 21st running of the Grade II, $175,000-added Firecracker Handicap Presented by GE.
GRADE I WINNER DUBLIN MAKES RETURN IN ALLOWANCE ON SATURDAY – Robert Baker and William Mack’s Dublin will make his long awaited return to competition for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas in a 6 ½-furlong allowance race on Saturday at Churchill Downs.
HOWARD LOOKS FOR SECOND BASHFORD MANOR WITH POWER WORLD - With 283 career wins beneath the Twin Spires, trainer Neil Howard is no stranger to the Churchill Downs winner’s circle.
FIRECRACKER HOPE WISE DAN SHARP IN FIRST GRASS WORK– Trainer Charles Lopresti made the trip west on Interstate 64 from his Lexington base Tuesday morning with Morton Fink’s homebred Wise Dan Tuesday morning to give the 4-year-old son of Wiseman’s Ferry an important test.
GET STORMY ASSIGNED HIGH WEIGHT FOR FIRECRACKER HANDICAP – Dual Grade I winner Get Stormy has been assigned the high weight of 123 pounds by Churchill Downs racing secretary Ben Huffman for the 21st running of the $175,000-added Firecracker Handicap (Grade II) at a mile on the Matt Winn Turf Course on Monday, July 4.