Remember that Secret Circle was out with an injury after the Arkansas Derby, 2012, and did not return until last fall, 2013, in an AOC. He was still chosen by panel to run in the BC Sprint. (And won.)
If she doesn't run in a "win and you're in" race, she will have to be chosen by panel, since she doesn't have any BC points either. The panel appears to have the power to create its own criteria for each division. So, it doesn't look as though she is limited to a certain distance per se. The BH article says she is going to the Distaff even though they are putting her in the LA Woman as a "prep". I'll link the "How It Works" page for BC qualifications here again. You can see that the panel has a good deal of discretionary power, especially if a given race is not over-subscribed. http://www.breederscup.com/races/how-it-works
BloodHorse is reporting that Debbie is going to the LA Woman on October 4; according to Wenzel (trainer) that is their choice, rather than the Zenyatta. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/87520/stopshoppingdebbie-to-start-in-la-woman
Mandy Pope or the Yoshida family are possibilities, I would think.
No from me as well. He needs to maintain as is; to make changes now would add to the stressors already encountered this year. (Think Hans Selye checklist.) ;)
Maybe a few older horses. Moreno, etc.?
Not only that, but there are implications for the BCC, too...
I just heard it on HRTV--actually it didn't click for a minute, and then it was OMG for me as well!
BTW, Pletcher lists the works for his horses as they occur at his website--often before they are listed on Equibase.
I think you just "dated" yourself. Guess I did, too.........
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