Outstrip, Chriselliam and London Bridge were reported to be in great
shape after their three Breeders’ Cup victories Friday afternoon.
Turf victor Outstrip, who gave trainer Charlie Appleby his first
Breeders’ Cup win with his first World Championships runner, will now
winter in Newmarket before being aimed at the first colts classic of
2014, the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in early May.
Crisford, Godolphin’s racing manager was thrilled by the performance
Friday and said, “We will aim him at all of the top mile races next
season the 2000 Guineas and the St James’s Palace Stakes are the ones we
are thinking about at the moment. It is a very exciting time for us as
he is a homebred.”
Carson and partners’Chriselliam also gave Charlie Hills his first
Breeders’ cup win, which his father Barry never was able to achieve,
when winning the Juvenile Fillies Turf. She will be aimed at the 1000
Guineas at Newmarket next May.
Hills said of Chriselliam’s win, “This has put the icing on the cake
for what has been a good year. I am looking forward to getting her home
and getting her ready for next year’s 1000 Guineas.”
Bridge, who outstayed the rest of the field when winning the Breeders’
Cup Marathon and who was sold prior to Friday’s races, will be sent to
race in Australia.
Mike Machowsky informed the Breeders’ Cup racing office Saturday
morning that he had to withdraw Turf Sprint horse Caracortado from the
race due to a problem with his right front foot. The 6yo gelding had
been listed at 8-1 in the 14-horse lineup with Gary Stevens scheduled to
picked up a piece of cinder in his coronet band of his right front foot
at some point this week and it turned into an abscess,” the trainer
said Saturday morning. “It’s the same foot he had those frog issues
(that had sidelined him for more than a year and a half), but this is a
cinder came out and the abscess cleared, but he’s still tender. It’s
like a blister breaking; there’s still a sore spot there. We jog him
down the road and he takes some good steps, then some bad ones. He’s
just sensitive with it, and with this kind of horses and this kind of
race you just can’t go unless you’re fully ready.”
Machowsky was down, but still had hope for the long-running project that has been multiple-stakes winner Caracortado.
can’t run today, but I think he’s going to be fine,” he offered. “We’ll
give him some time off and I think he’ll come back around. It’s been
hard working all this time with this horse, but he’s worth it. And we
hope he’s going to prove that again.”
is the second year in a row that Machowsky has lost a horse on the eve
of the Breeders’ Cup. Last year he had to scratch scheduled Marathon
runner Worth Repeating.
· Doug O’Neill (Goldencents, winner, Dirt Mile)
– Trainer Doug O’Neill was still on Cloud Nine Saturday morning
following a scintillating victory by Goldencents in the Dirt Mile
came out of it great,” said O’Neill. “What a horse. He’s a true
champion. It doesn’t matter what distance you throw at him, he’ll show
up and run a top race.”
said he received a text from University of Louisville Hall of Fame
basketball coach Rick Pitino, a minority owner of the 3yo colt, after
the race, “He was real excited. He was happy and congratulated
everybody. He was all pumped up.”
O’Neill said that Goldencents probably would make his next start in the Malibu Stakes for 3yos at 7f here Dec. 26.
Leandro Mora also was elated with the performance of Goldencents and
was grateful that he returned in top order. “We have a healthy horse
this morning; he cleaned up,” said Mora.
admitted his concern about the outcome after seeing the scorching early
fractions set by Goldencents, “To be honest, when I saw those fractions
early I thought ‘We’re cooked. We’re done.’ Then I started screaming
for him to hold on. I was impressed how well he did. He was super.”
· Richard Mandella – It
was a relatively quiet Friday night and a happy Saturday morning for
Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella following the victory by his 3yo
filly Beholder in Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff.
“I’ve got a terrific horse there,” he said of the homebred daughter of Henny Hughes.
Did the trainer party Friday night?
not me,” he said. “Just a quiet evening at home. We did watch some of
the Breeders’ Cup TV show. Golly, the track just looked great and, of
course, we loved watching that race.”
trainer had a special recollection of the 1 1/8m Distaff and it
happened on the backstretch as Beholder moved up outside front running
(Stevens on Beholder) had a hold on her and she was just cruising,” he
said. “Then I saw him reach and take another hold and – even though he
had – she just went on by that other filly. When I saw that, I said ‘Oh,
Mandella said the plan now is to put the filly away for a while.
the sound of what Mr. Hughes (owner and breeder B. Wayne Hughes of
Spendthrift Farm) said yesterday in the interviews, he’s going to want
to race her again next year,” he said. “That’s plenty fine with me. I’m
sure we’ll give her a rest now. I’ll have her checked out from top to
bottom; have her scanned and all. But I don’t expect any problems.
She’s a very sound filly and she’s always done well. She ate up last
night and was fine at the barn this morning. I think it all looks good.”
won the Juvenile Fillies last year at Santa Anita and was 2yo filly
champion. She won this year’s Distaff as a 3yo and now appears to have
an inside edge on being declared 3yo filly champion. How, Mandella was
asked, would he like the idea of winning a Championship race at Santa
Anita again next year with her and having her named champion older mare?
“Well, I like that idea,” he said. “I like that idea a lot.”
Ron Ellis (Centralintelligence, did not finish, Dirt Mile) – Alfredo
Morfin, foreman for trainer Ron Ellis, reported that
Centralinteligence, who was pulled up and vanned off after the Dirt Mile
Friday, would be transported from his stall Saturday to undergo surgery
on his injured right foreleg.
got a cast on, but he will be OK,” said Morfin of the 5yo gelding,
scheduled to be operated on Sunday by veterinarian Wayne McIlwraith at a
clinic in Chino.
reported that Centralinteligence suffered a fracture of the lateral
condylar of the distal cannon bone in the fetlock joint. He was taken up
by jockey Victor Espinoza inside rivals with about 6 1/2f left in the