The connections of Workforce, early favorite for the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), have concerns about the condition of the Churchill Downs turf course that could lead to the colt being scratched.
Along with many other European horses that were on the
track for the first time Nov. 2 after clearing quarantine, Workforce
did not take to the grass course when he was tested over it.
The Churchill turf course is obviously firmed up due to
a severe drought in Kentucky this summer, a situation that poses
concerns for connections of horses from Europe, where they run
primarily on good to soft turf.