Foley: Filly & Mare Sprint ‘Right Time’ To Try Sconsin Against Older Rivals

Lloyd Madison Farms’ $250,000 Eight Belles (Grade 2) winner Sconsin will be in search of season-ending glory in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) on Nov. 7 at Keeneland, but will have to face older rivals for the first time in her eight-race career.

“We had thought about running in the Raven Run after the Eight Belles to stay with 3-year-olds,” trainer Greg Foley said. “We got together with the owners and they said, ‘What about the big one?’ She was impressive coming from behind in the Eight Belles and I think will fit right with this group of horses coming from off the pace. I think we are taking a shot at the right time with her. Anytime you run a 3-year-old against older horses for the first time, you don’t necessarily know what to expect. Since this is the end of the season, from here on out she’ll be running against older horses.”

Sconsin is part of Lloyd Madison Farms’ impressive homebred operation. She is by Include out of the former Foley-trained Sconnie. Prior to Sconsin’s Eight Belles score, she finished third behind Mundaye Call in the $100,000 Audubon Oaks at Ellis Park and was the runner-up to Four Graces in the $100,000 Beaumont (G3) at Keeneland.

“We’re just hoping for a honest pace and a fair track in the Breeders’ Cup,” Foley said. “She’s a beautiful filly and has all the right looks of a great horse. She was beautiful as a weanling, yearling and now a 3-year-old.”

Sconsin was one of 10 horses pre entered in the Filly & Mare Sprint. Post positions will be drawn on Monday.

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