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Preston Stables’ Flat Out headed for the main track at Churchill Downs Sunday morning a little after 7 o’clock for “a strong gallop to put air in his lungs,” according to trainer Scooter Dickey.
Dullahan, upset winner of the Grade I Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity, breezed five furlongs shortly after the renovation break over a “fast” Churchill Downs track in 1:03.60 under Kent Desormeaux on a crisp Saturday morning beneath the Twin Spires in preparation for the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) or the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf
EVEN WITH SOME DRAMA, TAKE CHARGE INDY GLISTENS IN THE MUD – Chuck and Maribeth Sandford took a day away from their suburban Chicago home to watch Take Charge Indy put in a major work at Churchill Downs for the Grade I, $2 million Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile to be run on Saturday, Nov. 5.
TRINNIBERG WORKS BULLET HALF-MILE OVER SLOPPY GOING – Shivananda Parbhoo’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint candidate Trinniberg worked a half-mile over sloppy going in :48.20 after the renovation break on a cold and rainy Thursday morning at Churchill Downs.
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.