Beholder and Jimmy Creed are on course for their Breeders’ Cup
engagements. “They both worked an easy three-eighths the other day and
they’ll get a serious work next week,” Hall of Fame trainer Richard
Mandella said. “They came out in great shape.
“Beholder is intended most likely for the (Juvenile) Sprint (against
males). I think she wants to sprint more than anything right now and
that’s what we’re looking at. There’s a small chance of changing our
mind and going for the Juvenile Fillies (at 1 1/16 miles), but right now
it would be the Sprint.
“Jimmy Creed is doing well and aiming for the ($1.5 million
XpressBet) Sprint (for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs). He ran a
good race here in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (third to Coil and
Capital Account on Oct. 6), but it looked like with a little luck he
could have had a better position, so I’ve got to give him another try at
Should he win the Sprint, Jimmy Creed would not be the first
3-year-old to do so. Far from it. Previous sophomores to win are the
filly Very Subtle for Mel Stute in 1987; Sheikh Albadou (1991); Reraise
for Craig Dollase (1998); Squirtle Squirt (2001); Cajun Beat (2003); and
Silver Train (2005).