Ticker
  • Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 1 day ago
  • Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 2 days ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 2 days ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 2 days ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 2 days ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lady Shipman (1-5) is an easy winner in the Lady's Turf Sprint at Gulfstream.Posted 2 days ago

Espoir City Loosens Up for BC Classic

Espoir City, Japan’s hope for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) to be run at Churchill Downs Nov. 6, drilled six furlongs over the Louisville track to lead a host of workouts on the morning of Oct. 23 from hopefuls for the two-day racing festival.

This was the first of two planned works beneath the Twin Spires for Espoir City, who covered the distance over a fast track in 1:18 1/5 under jockey Tetsuzo Sato.
       
Espoir City spent about 20 minutes loosening up in the mile chute before beginning his work. Fractions were :14 1/5, :28 2/5, :41 3/5, :54 1/5, 1:06 2/5, and out seven furlongs in 1:33 3/5. After the work, Espoir City walked around outside Barn 42 in the grassy area of the quarantine section for another 20 minutes. Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Espoir City Loosens Up for BC Classic...

Honestly, compared to american or european racing how tough is japanese racing? I mean, are the quality of horses on par with what we have here. I doubt it personally.
Espoir City is a very talented colt to say the least. He lends a very good international flavor to this year's Breeders Cup Classic. 6 wins and 2 place efforts in 9 lifetime starts. 4 of his 6 win's are G1 victories. He likes to do his running on the front end, and his plenty of front running speed. I would expect to see Espoir City somewhere very near the front of the race along with Haynesfield and Quality Road. If there's a knock on this colt that could be called into question, it would be his stamina? How well, if at all, will Espoir City handle 10 furlongs? Of his 9 races on conventional dirt in Japan, Espoir City has raced 6 times at a mile, and 3 times at 9 furlongs. He's yet to ever attempt 1-1/4 in his career. The talent is certainly there for all to see with this colt. But the Breeders Cup Classic field, IMO, will be a very difficult first time testing ground to try and answer the 10 furlong question with? TJMO.
  • ghandi672 · will it have guts, will it have heart win its head to head at the 5/8 pole ??? Can it dig deep and grab another breath last 200 yds ??? i like this horse...i agree it hasnt been tested at distance but it might not matter ... i like this horse · 1931 days ago

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories