This is going to be an exciting BC. Not even just because it's back on dirt but because it's at Churchill. That place makes every horse look grand, I don't know what it is.
Speaking of grand lookin horses. Al Khali, Haynesfield, California Flag, and First Dude are looking quite handsome. Oh and as far as the ladies...Informed Decision and Rose Catherine are beautiful.
BUT still not better looking than The Queen. hehehe
Only three races have all 14 entered. And the turf only has EIGHT?!?! Arent' they usually able to get full fields for every race? Another thing I don't understand is all the turf horses entered in dirt races for the first time, and vice versa. If you want to try youre horse on a new surface, dont do it in the breeders cup. And what is Paddy o prado doing in the classic? Do his owners/trainer not realize he is way better on turf? At least Gio ponti's connections had the sense to put him in the mile. Sorry i had to get that out
Morning Line is the Morning Line favorite for the BC Classic that has got to be the kiss of death.
-There are six defending champions running this year. Five are female. This strikes me as rather remarkable.
-The favorites from both of last year's dirt juvenile races have returned and are among the morning-line favorites. I wonder when this last happened.
-The Juvenile is a sneaky-good race. For all that it has been made into a two-horse race, seven of the ten entrants are G1 winners.
Women are like tea bags, you never know how strong they'll be until they're in hot water. -- Eleanor Roosevelt
The Barnadarini horse from Europe scares me.