Breeders Cup News

The Breeders Cup is gathering more and more momentum as the great meeting approaches, news concerning the entrants, trainers and jockey's will be coming in thick and fast and we will try to keep readers and punters informed of all the news we consider significant.

Zenyatta To Go For Classic

it looks increasingly likely that unbeaten filly, Zenyatta will break precedent and race against colts for the first time in the Breeders Cup Classic. According to the pre-entry cards for the Breeders Cup 14 races, the first preference given for the 13 time winning filly, was the Classic, with the Fillies Classic, which she won last year, second.

If this should happen then the prospects for the race will be greatly increased and it could easily become the best one in the Classic’s 25 year history. Zenyatta has moved into 6/1 in the betting, while the odds for the Aidan O’Brien trained race favourite, Rip Van Winkle have shortened to 15/8.

Sweet Hearth Will Run In Fillies & Mares Sprint

The Alain de Royer-Dupre trained, Sweet Hearth will take her chance in the Breeders Cup Fillies & Mares Sprint. A short head second to stablemate Varenar in the Prix de la Foret on Arc de Triomphe day in a race which the great Goldikova could only manage third, has provided the stable with enough reason to believe she will run a big race on the Pro-Ride at Santa Anita. She is currently an 8/1 shot in the Breeders Cup betting

Queally Gets Ride in Classic on Twice Over

Twice Over winner of the Champions Stakes at newmarket on October 17th will make the trip to Santa Anita and race in the Breeders Cup Classic. Trainer, Henry Cecil believes the four year old has come out of that race in great shape and will be ready to step up to the plate in the Breeders Cup Classic. On board will be the excellent up and coming jockey, Tom Queally, who will be riding for the first time at Santa Anita.Twice Over is a best price of 12/1 to win the race

Dettori Will Ride Fleeting Spirit in Turf Sprint

Jeremy Noseda has taken Tom Queally off the ride of Fleeting Spirit for the Breeders Cup Sprint and replaced him with Frankie Dettori. It is a clear indication that the stable are not prepared to take any chances on the horse, particularly after the mistakes made when he went down narrowly in the Prix de L’Abbay on Arc day. Fleeting Spirit is also entered to run in the Breeders Cup Turf Sprint, but it is not sure yet which race he will be in. The four year old is currently 12/1 for the Sprint and is into 5/1 for the Turf Sprrint.

Cecil’s Quartet Look in Great Shape

Henry Cecil’s quartet, all appear to have settled down to the training proceedings at Santa Anita and look in great shape. Champion Stakes winner, Twice Over ran really impressively stretching clear of stable mate, Tranquil Tiger on the gallops, while Midday looked very impressive on the short gallop track. Father Time will likely go for the Breeders Cup Marathon, for which he ran a very impressive 10 furlongs in company with older horses.

Fallon Will Ride Spanish Moon for Stoute In the Turf

Connections have confirmed that former champion jockey, Kieran Fallon will get the ride on Spanish Moon in the Breeders Cup Turf. The Sir Michael Stoute trained 5 year old is a winner of four of his last six starts including the Group One, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud and is a 20/1 shot for the race.

Godolphin Have High Hopes for Delegator and Mastery

Godolphin could not be more impressed with the form of 2000 Guineas Runner Up, Delegator and St Leger winner, Mastery . Delegator in particular has been working hard and trainer, Bin Suroor believes that the track at Santa Anita will suit him perfectly and will be hard to beat in the Breeders Cup Mile. Mastery meanwhile will go for the Breeders Cup Marathon for which he is the 3/1 favourite.

Mastercraftsman Looks to the Dirt Mile

Aidan O'Brien's Mastercraftsman is rumoured to be heading to the Dirt Mile rather than take on stablemate, Rip Van Winkle in the Breeders Cup Classic. The rumour has prompted Bookmakers to install the Irish 2000 Guineas winner as the 5/2 favourite for the race, previous Dirt Mile favourite Capt Candyman Can is now 8/1