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."