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BC Classic for Zenyatta?

The connections of the unbeaten Zenyatta, who raced to her 13th straight victory in the Lady's Secret Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting, said Monday they would wait as long as possible before determining which Breeders' Cup race she will run in. Zenyatta is the defending champion in the $2 million Ladies' Classic, which will be run this year on Nov. 6, but there is the very real possibility Zenyatta could take on males for the first time in the $5 million BC Classic on Nov. 7.

Asked on Sunday morning at Hollywood Park if he thought Zenyatta could compete with males in the richest race of the two-day Breeders' Cup program, her trainer, John Shirreffs, said, "I don't think there's any indication that she couldn't."

"But there's absolutely no reason to rush into that decision now," Shirreffs added.

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I think it's a must. Given the surface and the track, she'll never again have this many factors in her favor to run against the males. If, by chance she were to win the Classic, it'll give her instant credibility where others have doubted her in the past.
IMO. if Zenyatta is ever going to take a crack at the boys, this is the time to do it. No horse in racing that I can think of love the synthetics and Santa Anita for that matter than Zenyatta. It's set up perfect for her. If she were to beat this field, or even hit the board, would do much for her credibility for those who consistently argue that her undefeated record is due to her being raced so conservative. With her closing kick, and her loving this track, I think it's a win,win for her to run in the Breeders Cup Classic. So Jerry and Ann Moss, I love this horse but now's the time to step up and let her shine.

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