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Brilliant Speed to Wrap Up Career in BC Classic

Brilliant Speed (no. 5), ridden by Joel Rosario and trained by Thomas Albertrani, wins the 87th running of the grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes for three year olds on April 16, 2011 at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. (Bob Mayberger/Eclipse Sportswire)
Last year's Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Brilliant Speed will be geared toward a start in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3, trainer Tom Albertrani said Oct. 16.

The 4-year-old son of Dynaformer is already scheduled to stand at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm upon retirement in partnership with owner Charlotte Weber of Live Oak Stud, but will have one last "hurrah" on the biggest stage before the end of the year. His past nine starts, including all of his races in 2012, have been over the lawn.

"This will most likely be his last race before he retires to stud, so we're optimistic about running him on the dirt one last time just to see if we could change things around with him," Albertrani said. "He's been a little unlucky this year so in his last race we're hoping for a good performance."

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Older Comments about Brilliant Speed to Wrap Up Career in BC Classic...

I think his best surface is synthetics but someone failed to realize this fact.He won the Bluegrass stakes on synthetics and failed to even run on another track with the same surface. Puzzling??He just hasn't looked good at all running this year. I'm wondeing if he is completely sound?
I've always respected Speed, never noticed how often he's been in the money, being by Dynaformer I imagine his connections are excited at their prospects.
But then what happens to To Honor And Serve? I thought Brilliant Speed was going be in a turf race.
So if he lands 1st, 2nd or 3rd do you think they'll change their plans? If he's dead last that will hurt his stud career for sure, thing that make us go hmmm....................................................
that's just stupid

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