Report: Bricks and Mortar likely to shorten up in Breeders' Cup

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Whilst teacher Chad Brown may just cross-enter Bricks and Mortar into the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Mile and Turf at Santa Anita Park, he’s reportedly leaning towards reducing the Horse of the 12 months contender again within the year-end championships.

In line with the Day by day Racing Shape’s David Grening, the remaining out winner of the Arlington Million (G1) can even skip any type of prep race, essentially the logical Grade 1 spots introduced Saturday at Keeneland (Shadwell Turf Mile) and Belmont Park (Joe Hirsch Turf Vintage).
The Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence-owned 5-year-old, who has received six immediately races, remaining headed postward on Aug. 10, that means a layoff of just about 3 months will lift him into the Breeders’ Cup.

“That’s why I’m leaning against the Mile,” Brown advised Grening, “and I believe he’s were given the flip of foot to near very speedy in a mile race if he can draw a tight submit and get a excellent shuttle.”

Brown has lengthy insisted the Turf’s 1 half miles is simply too a long way for the son of Large’s Causeway to run him very best. The Arlington Million, in addition to the Ny (G1) Bricks and Mortar received two begins again, had been each at 1 1/four miles.

Bricks and Mortar opened his season profitable the Pegasus International Cup Turf (G1) at 1 1/16 miles, then ranged as much as 9 furlongs for the Muniz Memorial Handicap (G2) and Previous Forester Turf Vintage (G1).

The pony labored 5 furlongs in 1:01.12 on Sunday at Belmont Park with stablemate Sistercharlie, a number one Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf contender who’s slated to race on this weekend’s Flower Bowl (G1) as a prep.

As for Bricks and Mortar, Brown mentioned, “He’s had an extended yr, a large number of touring, a large number of breezing, and an even quantity of laborious racing and I believe he’s going to run significantly better within the Breeders’ Cup recent.”

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