TIZ THE LAW COMPLETES CLASSIC PREPARATIONS AT KEENELAND
Sackatoga Stables' GI Belmont S. winner and GI Kentucky Derby runner-up Tiz the Law (Constitution) capped off his serious work ahead of next Saturday's GI Breeders' Cup Classic with a five-furlong breeze at Keeneland Saturday morning.
With his regular work rider Heather Smullen in the irons, the New York-bred drilled five furlongs in :59.20 and galloped out an extra eighth of a mile in 1:12.20 (video).
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Monomoy Girl Headlines Busy Morning at CD...
The Saturday morning worktab across Interstate 64 at Churchill was equally busy at it was at Keeneland, with no fewer than 27 Breeders' Cup pre-entered horses getting in their final serious work.
The two females that will vie for favoritism in Saturday=s GI Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff were the marquee names on a chilly Louisville morning. Cont. p5
Baffert Trio Put In Final Breezes at Home...
Three of Bob Baffert's top Breeders' Cup contenders put in their final breezes ahead of their respective World Championship races at Santa Anita Saturday morning.
GI Kentucky Derby hero Authentic (Into Mischief) covered five panels in :59.60 (7/53) (video) ahead of the GI Breeders' Cup Classic. The TDN Rising Star' was last seen finishing second to GI Breeders' Cup Distaff-bound Swiss Skydiver (Daredevil) in the GI Preakness S. Oct. 3.
Pletcher Pair Take To Belmont Main Track...
Trainer Todd Pletcher was on hand to see the final Breeders' Cup works for Halladay (War Front) and Valiance (Tapit) Saturday morning on a brisk Long Island morning.
Halladay, unraced since wiring the field in the GI Fourstardave H. at Saratoga Aug. 22, clocked :49.21 (video) for his four- furlong breeze over the main track. It was the third work for Halladay since having to be scratched from the GI Shadwell Mile S. Oct. 3 with a hind-leg infection.