Morning-Line Favorite Ulysses Scratched From Breeders’ Cup Turf

Flaxman Holdings, Ltd.’s Ulysses, the 7-2 morning line favorite, has been scratched from Saturday’s $4-million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf per recommendation from the track veterinarians.

A 4-year-old son of Galileo out of Light Shift, by Kingmambo, Ulysses is trained by Sir Michael Stoute, who would have been bidding for his fifth victory in the Turf and eighth overall Breeders’ Cup win after just 38 starts. He was bred in Ireland by his owner, the nom de course of the Niarchos family, which has won seven Breeders’ Cup races.

Ulysses, coming off a third-place finish to Enable at Chantilly in France in the Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, has won five of 13 career starts, including the Group 1 Coral Eclipse at Sandown Park and the Group 1 Juddmonte International at York in June. He finished fourth behind Highland Reel in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita.

Lanfranco Dettori had been scheduled to ride Ulysses in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.

The favorite’s mantle in the Turf is now likely to fall on the Chad Brown-trained, multiple G1 winner Beach Patrol, who will now be starting from the number 11 post position in the mile and one-half Turf.


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