Though Gio Ponti fell short of winning his fifth consecutive Grade 1
turf race on Saturday, trainer Christophe Clement said he feels his
horse has nothing left to prove on the grass. Thus, Clement and owner
Shane Thomas Ryan will give Gio Ponti a new challenge by taking on some
of the best horses in the world in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic
on Nov. 7 over Santa Anita's Pro-Ride surface.