ZENYATTA ARRIVES IN KENTUCKY – Reed Palmer Photography
AND MIKE SMITH WATCHES AS SHE LANDS… Reed Palmer photography
CANADIAN CONNECTED CONTENT (kinda)
Former Windsor, Ont. resident J. Paul Reddam buys MANTOBA
The 2yo colt MANTOBA attracted a new co-owner when J. Paul Reddam purchase the colt this week from Mantona Racing. The Noverre 2yo has won 2 of his 3 races. He is in the Juvenile Turf.
Note that Reddam won the Juvenile with a Euro purchase, WILKO, who now stands in Ontario.
There are just 2 Canadian-breds in the entries, but several Canadian trainers including Danny Vella, Scott Fairlie and Mark Frostad. Patrick Husbands gets to ride in the Cup also.
From the Woodbine media office (Woodbine horses in bold):
Prince Will I Am (trained by Michelle Nihei, native of Calgary) drew post 2 and is 4-1 in the morning line.
2. JUVENILE FILLIES TURF
New Normal (Woodbine-based runner, trained by Mark Frostad) drew post 10 and is 10-1 in the morning line.
Quiet Oasis (Canadian-owned by John Paul Reddam, native of Windsor) drew post 3 and is 8-1 in the morning line.
Wyomia (Woodbine-based runner, trained by Dan Vella) drew post 8 and is 20-1 in the morning line.
3. JUVENILE FILLIES
Delightful Mary (Woodbine-based runner, trained by Mark Casse) drew post 9 and is 8-1 in the morning line.
Joyful Victory (Canadian-bred by Bill Graham of Toronto) drew post 6 and is 15-1 in the morning line.
4. FILLY AND MARE TURF
Miss Keller (Woodbine-based runner, trained by Roger Attfield) drew post 3 and is 8-1 in the morning line.
5. FILLY AND MARE SPRINT
6. LADIES CLASSIC
Milwaukee Appeal (Canadian-bred, Canadian-owned by Eugene George, Woodbine-based runner, trained by Scott Fairlie) drew post 4 and is 30-1 in the morning line.
Seeking the Title (Canadian-owned by Charles Fipke, native of Edmonton) drew post 7 and is 30-1 in the morning line.
Unrivaled Belle (Canadian-co-owned by Peter Vegso of Montreal) drew post 8 and is 8-1 in the morning line.
1. JUVENILE TURF
Mantoba – bought into this week by J. Paul Reddam
2. TURF SPRINT
Bridgetown (Canadian-owned by Eugene Melnyk, native of Toronto) drew post 7 and is 12-1 in the morning line.
Grand Adventure (Woodbine-based runner, trained by Mark Frostad, owned by Sam-Son Farm) drew post 11 and is 12-1 in the morning line.
Waveline (Canadian-owned by John Paul Reddam) drew post 6 and is 8-1 in the morning line.
Riveting Reason (bred by a Canadian, Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs in Kentucky) drew post 5 and is 30-1 in the morning line.
Society’s Chairman (Woodbine-based runner, trained by Roger Attfield, co-owned by Charles Fipke) drew post 2 and is 20-1 in the morning line.
6. DIRT MILE
Pleasant Prince (bred by a Canadian, Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs in Florida) drew post 9 and is 30-1 in the morning line.
GRAND ADVENTURE looking grand – Sam-Son Farms’ Kentucky-bred Grand Adventure drew post 11 in the Turf Sprint and is 12-1 on the morning line. Trainer Mark Frostad said, “I’d rather be on the outside than the inside with this horse. At five furlongs, it could get pretty rough down on the inside at the break.” Regular rider Patrick Husbands gets the call on Saturday.
PHOTO BELOW IS OF GRAND ADVENTURE STRUTTING ON TO THE CHURCHILL DOWNS TRACK YESTERDAY – by Cindy Pierson Dulay, www.-horse-races.net
BITS FROM HERE AND THERE
LASIX and adjunct, the Kentucky cocktail…..mmmm mmmm good and here are the FRIDAY HORSES with 1st time Lasix:
BRIGHT HORIZON in the Marathon
PRECISION BREAK – MARATHON
QUIET OASIS – Juv Filly Turf
THEYSKEN’S THEORY – Ju fillies
MIDDAY – F and M turf
WORKFORCE, the Arc winner, galloped softly on Tuesday on the firm turf at Churchill Downs but is not certain to race. He’s the big favourite but if there is no rain, he may no go. Jock Ryan Moore was heard to say the turf is more firm than the colt would like.
The good news is, there is rain in the forecast for Friday.
SUPREME SUMMIT was a study of wild workouts on THE WORKS show on Tuesday morning. The 4yo Cactus Rodge colt has been bearing out badly in his workouts, Oct. 23 and then a week later. The colt was 2nd to Smiling Tiger in the Ancient Title recently.
ZENYATTA should be Horse of the Year (finally) no matter where she finishes in the Classic on Saturday. That’s it.
CANADIAN-BRED JOYFUL VICTORY, bred by Bill Graham, by Tapit – Wild Lucy Black, looks pretty good in the Juvenile Fillies based on her Thorograph sheet numbers Cindy Pierson Dulay photo, se more at www.horse-races.net
ZENYATTA FEELS THE LOVE
LOUISVILLE, KY.—Zenyatta’s growing popularity outside horse racing led to her odds getting hammered down to 8-5 for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic.
The horse with the 19-0 record was made the early favourite for the $5 million Classic (all dollars U.S.), where she will try to end her career with a perfect record.
Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia originally had Zenyatta at 5-2 on the morning line.
MORE ASSOCIATED PRESS
If Zenyatta’s streak ends, this horse might be to Blame
LOUISVILLE, KY.— The Associated Press
Get ready, Zenyatta. The Breeders’ Cup Classic has another impressive prima donna.
Jockey Garrett Gomez says blossoming four-year-old Blame is in prime shape to end Zenyatta’s streak of 19 consecutive victories without a defeat.
The bay colt has won five of his past six races, including the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs here in June. Blame breezed four furlongs in 49.8 seconds on Monday, his last significant move before the Classic Saturday.
“Over the last six months he’s turned into a true movie star, he really enjoys the cameras,” Gomez said.
Blame certainly looked it during the early morning chill. He bucked a little when Gomez pulled him up following the gallop out and toyed with his lead pony on his way back to the barn.