Breeders’ Cup Contenders Work At Churchill Downs Saturday

Following overnight rain in the Louisville area, several Breeders’ Cup contenders had their regular training schedules altered Saturday morning because of a “sloppy” track at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

However, three World Championships-bound juveniles recorded their final works prior to shipping to Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., including Lucky Seven Stable’s $2 million Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile hope Rattle N Roll, who worked five furlongs in 1:02.40. More than three hours after Rattle N Roll breezed, Dawn and Ike Thrash’s $1 million Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf contender Turnerloose worked five furlongs in 1:02.20 outside of Donegal Racing’s $1 million Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf possible Ready to Purrform.

Rattle N Roll, trained by Kenny McPeek and owned by the Louisville-based Mackin family, worked at 5:40 a.m. through early fractions of :13, :25.40, and :37.20. He galloped out six furlongs in 1:16. McPeek had a busy morning with Rattle N Roll breezing at Churchill Downs while Juvenile Turf runner Tiz the Bomb and $2 million Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf contender Reina de Mollendo (ARG) were scheduled to work at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky.

Trainer Brad Cox altered the originally-scheduled works of $6 million Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic top choices Essential Quality and Knicks Go to Sunday along with $2 million Grade 1  Breeders’ Cup Distaff contestant Shedaresthedevil.

“I think the track will dry out pretty well (Saturday) afternoon,” Cox said. “These three have an extra day in their schedule compared to Ready to Purrform and Turnerloose.”

Turnerloose and Ready to Purrform worked over the sloppy conditions for Cox at 9 a.m. through early fractions of :12.60, :24.60, and :49. Ready to Purrform needs one defection from the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf pre-entries in order to make the field.

All of the local Breeders’ Cup hopefuls are scheduled to van to Indianapolis on Monday at noon (all times Eastern) for a 4 p.m. flight.

The post Breeders’ Cup Contenders Work At Churchill Downs Saturday appeared first on Horse Racing News | Paulick Report.

DYFD Winter - 300x90

Comments are closed.