Brown now 'leaning' Breeders' Cup Turf with Bricks and Mortar



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It was once a hectic Sunday morning for teacher Chad Brown, who despatched out a large number of turf staff in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita.

4-time Grade 1 winner and Horse of the 12 months candidate
 Bricks and Mortar labored in corporate with With out Parole, winner of remaining 12 months’s Crew 1 St. James’s Palace at Royal Ascot, over the internal turf. Bricks and Mortar finished his five-furlong breeze in 1:00.02 whilst With out Parole went 1:00.01 – the quickest of 10 recorded works on the distance.

“He is in most sensible shape. He is were given yet another paintings and he is been doing nice,” Brown mentioned of Bricks and Mortar.

Brown has been at the fence on whether or not Bricks and Mortar would race within the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile or the $four million Breeders’ Cup Turf.

“I’ll pre-enter in each races, however at this time I am leaning towards the Turf,” Brown mentioned, an obvious reversal from contemporary weeks wherein the Mile was once regarded as a forgone conclusion for the Horse of the 12 months candidate.

Owned via Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence, Bricks and Mortar kicked off a sensational marketing campaign with a victory within the inaugural working of Gulfstream Park’s Pegasus International Cup Turf Invitational in January. After profitable the Grade 2 Muniz Memorial Handicap at Honest Grounds in March, he received his subsequent 3 begins, all of that have been towards Grade 1 corporate when taking the Previous Forester Turf Vintage at Churchill Downs, the Big apple Handicap at Belmont Park and the Arlington Million at Arlington Park.

The Breeders’ Cup Turf would mark the son of Large’s Causeway’s longest occupation race.


Additionally showing at the Sunday paintings tab for Brown was once protecting champion turf feminine
 Sistercharlie, who went in corporate with stablemate Thais. Each owned via Peter Brant, they went a half-mile in 49.05 over the internal turf.

“It was once simply repairs paintings. She labored with Thais and he or she labored truly neatly,” Brown mentioned.

Sistercharlie is being pointed for a repeat victory within the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf. She is going to arrive at this 12 months’s version of the development off of six consecutive victories, all Grade 1s, the newest of which happened within the Flower Bowl Invitational on October 6 at Belmont Park.

A win within the Filly and Mare Turf would make Sistercharlie the primary horse to attain back-to-back wins within the tournament. Ouija Board notched two non-consecutive efforts of the Filly and Mare Turf in 2004 and 2006.

Thais, 3rd within the Flower Bowl, is also being pointed in opposition to the Filly and Mare Turf.

Two-time Grade 1 winner
 Uni recorded her first paintings since profitable the Grade 1 First Woman at Keeneland when breezing a half-mile in 49.53 seconds.

Owned via Michael Dubb, Head of Plains Companions, Robert LaPenta and Bethlehem Stables, the 5-year-old daughter of Extra Than In a position will face men within the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile. She was once 3rd towards colts two begins again within the Grade 1 Fourstardave at Saratoga.

Brown additionally labored Juddmonte Farms’
 Flavius, a three-time starter who has no longer but raced in america. The son of Struggle Entrance, out of four-time graded stakes profitable Dynaformer broodmare Starformer, has labored 5 occasions since becoming a member of Brown’s barn and is getting nearer to creating his North American debut. He remaining raced 365 days in the past up to now when taking a non-grouped stake tournament at Leopardstown in Eire for former teacher Dermot Weld.

“He is doing superb. He is come alongside neatly. He is not in a position to run, however he is getting shut. Almost definitely a few extra works away,” Brown mentioned.

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