Decorated Invader's camp 'very excited' for Breeders' Cup try

NYRA Press Office
October 21, 2019 08:30am
Grade 1 winner Decorated Invader, trained by Christophe Clement for owners West Point Thoroughbreds, William T. Freeman and William Sandbrook, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.83 on the inner turf Sunday in preparation for his upcoming start in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.

A son of Declaration of War, he sold for $200,000 at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and ran second on debut this summer at Saratoga on July 13.

After winning by 3 ¼ lengths second time out on August 10 at the Spa, Decorated Invader shipped to Woodbine to capture Summer (G1) from off the pace by 1 ¾ lengths, securing an automatic "Win and You're In" berth.

Following Sunday's work, Clement said he is happy with where the colt stands leading up to shipping west to California for the Breeders' Cup a week from Monday.

"I thought he had a very good work this morning," Clement said Sunday. "Irad Ortiz, Jr. was aboard, and I'm very excited with how he is doing. He will get one more easy work either Friday or Saturday and then we will look to ship out to California."

Also joining Decorated Invader out west to compete in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint will be multiple graded stakes winner Pure Sensation. The 8-year-old Patricia Generazio homebred has four wins from five stars this year, including a three-length victory last out in the Turf Monster (G3) at Parx Racing on September 2.

Breezing four furlongs in 48 seconds flat on Friday on the Belmont main track, Pure Sensation came out of the work in good order.

"Paco Lopez will ride him in the Breeders' Cup and everything seems to be in order heading into the race," Clement said. "I thought it was a good workout and we'll just continue to move toward the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint."


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