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Breeders' Cup 2017

Stevens Pleased With She's a Tiger's BC Work

With Gary Stevens up, Chandelier Stakes runner-up She’s a Tiger (Juvenile Fillies) worked four furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Sunday in 47.80.

“We kept blinkers off her and Gary kept her in the middle of the track and got her to relax really well,” trainer Jeff Bonde said. “It was everything we were looking for. She’ll have blinkers back for the Juvenile Fillies. We kept them off for the work so she wouldn’t go too fast.”

Stevens called it “a great work.”

Other Breeders’ Cup candidates working four furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Sunday included Blueskiesnrainbows (Marathon, 47 flat under Martin Pedroza); Fed Biz (Dirt Mile, 46.60); and Sweet Lulu (Filly & Mare Sprint, 49 flat).

At five furlongs: Holy Lute (Dirt Mile, 1:00.80); Ismene (Filly & Mare Sprint, a bullet 58.80); Secret Compass (Juvenile Fillies, 1:00.20); and Tale of a Champion (Turf, 1:01).

On a firm turf course, Caracortado (Turf Sprint) went four furlongs under Gary Stevens in 47.80, while John Henry winner Indy Point went the same distance in 48.20.

Despite losing by a desperate nose in the Grade I Travers Stakes at Saratoga, Moreno is destined to be a longshot when he runs in Saturday’s $5 million Classic. On paper, it appears he’ll be close to the pace, but trainer Eric Guillot says it ain’t necessarily so.

“My horse doesn’t have to have the lead,” the Louisiana native said. “Did anybody watch his 5 1/2 furlong races? He came from eighth each time and ran second once and third the other time.

“Not only that, he’s been getting the lead because he inherits it.”

So what does Moreno have to do to win? “You’ve got to go faster than the rest of them,” Guillot said.

Bright Thought is coming off a layoff and shortening up in distance for Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile.

“It’s shorter than what he had been running, but he did run a mile in 1:33 and change and won pretty easily,” said trainer Jorge Gutierrez, referring to Bright Thought’s final running time of 1:33 3/5 when he won the Super Bowl Party Handicap last Feb. 3.

Prior to that, he won an allowance race at a mile and a quarter before setting what was then a world record for 1 ½ miles on turf in capturing the Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes on March 16, the date of his last start.

“Obviously, he is coming off a long layoff, and against this company, it’s a little tough,” Gutierrez allowed. “But he’s a class horse. He’s come back and worked very well. Coming off a long layoff, I really wasn’t planning to do this, but he really started coming around, so I figured I’d give it a try.”

Agent Ron Anderson reports that Joel Rosario rides at Woodbine today and is scheduled to arrive in California tonight for his Breeders’ Cup engagements.

“The sky’s the limit with Joel,” said Anderson, who has reached racing’s apex with icons such as Jerry Bailey, Gary Stevens and Garrett Gomez. “Not only is he a great rider, but he’s a really nice kid.

“He’s appreciative of what people do for him, and as far as ability is concerned, he’s as good as or better than anybody.”

Trevor Denman, the Voice of Santa Anita whose signature race descriptions are held in high esteem worldwide, will call all the Breeders’ Cup races on track, to simulcast outlets and on HRTV, while Larry Collmus has the assignment for the NBC Sports Group’s broadcasts.

The Breeders’ Cup wagering menu will include $2 win, place, show and daily double betting; $1 exactas and a $1 daily double from the Distaff to the Classic; 50-cent betting on Trifectas, Pick 3s, Pick 4s, Pick 5s and the Super Hi 5; and 10-cent Superfecta wagering.


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Older Comments about Stevens Pleased With She's a Tiger's BC Work...

I saw he workout,she did not look good at all.Just me,but i think she has had 1 to many races and hard efforts over a short period of time.
I love Sweet Reason to win the Juvenile fillies...
I just saw the entrants and draws for this race Anne.It almost looks to easy.If i am wrong,then so be it.There are only 3 fillies in this race,with any quality early Speed. Scandalous Act(#8) ,Artemis Argotera(#1) and Shes A Tiger (#10). This is perfect,could not of asked for a better scenerio. S.A. should more than likely gun to the lead.Gary will go with her as wellas A.A. .On the first turn,we will be sitting pretty.
I thought it was a 2 horse race going in.The post draw,just gave me my dominant key horse. A.A. She is the fastest filly in the race,and now is almost guaranteed a ground saving trip. Will either be sitting 2nd into the turn.Or tracking a hot pace.Either way, Amino calls it the "Cat Bird Seat"
AA drew #1...
1 hole for A.A.
Definately Gary is sending now,WHERE did A.A draw? Also , a plus there is nobody outside her. Now she can break,without the fear of coming out on someone.
She's a Tiger drew post #10 in a 10 horse field.
That he will.Post with her will be important ,but not paramount. The importance is that should she draw as the inside speed.Regardless of her post position, i would be shocked if she is not 1/2 in this race. In her prep,Stevens did not send her hard,i think they wanted to see if she cold relax.She did exactly that,by sitting off of the speed.Something tells me,come Saturday,Stevens is riding without the use of brakes.It will be only the Gas Peddle he will be interested in using.
Didn't get to see any races yesterday but I heard Gary was 4/5 winners on the day. I know he will give tiger the best ride possible.
Anne did you see Gary yesterday on Tiz the Truth. He was just warming up.I love his arrogance on the track,when he is on the best and he knows it.You have to go and get him.He does not leave to many back doors open for strangers to sneak in. Just like the Preakness. Gotta love him. No nonsense on the track.All buisiness.
Just as you said! Was hoping that was the case.
Anne,this is perfect.Remember last week after she worked real fast again.I mentioned that not knowing the trainers work patterns.If he followed suit as everyone else.The final work would be an absolute maintenance to keep her sharp.If you ask me,this is exactly what the Doctor ordered.Ilike the fact he worked her in the middle of the track.In case she draws wide and will have to track the leaders.She will not be in foreign land. I love it!!!!!1
Her fans are happy if you are. I was glad for the explanation as she usually almost breaks the track record.

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