Gio Ponti, the gutsy horse who finished second to Zenyatta in the 2009
Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), will not be taking another shot at the
super mare in this year’s race Nov. 6.
Shane Ryan, whose Castleton Lyons races the 5-year-old son of Tale of the Cat,
said in a release Nov. 1 that Gio Ponti instead will be entered in the
TVG Mile (gr. I). Goldikova will be seeking the first horse to win
three consecutive Breeders’ Cup races in the Mile.