First Look: 5 Breeders’ Cup berths on the road at Belmont

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First Look: 5 Breeders' Cup berths on the line at Belmont


One other huge weekend with Breeders’ Cup implications is arising at Belmont. On Saturday and Sunday, the monitor will host seven graded stakes, together with the 5 remaining Breeders’ Cup Problem races.

Right here’s an early take a look at the races and their possible fields at this level.

Saturday, Oct. 10

Champagne, G1, $250,000, 2-year-olds, 1 mile, dust

Jackie’s Warrior, undefeated in three tries for coach Steve Asmussen, may earn a fees-paid berth in subsequent month’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile with a rating on this “win-and-you’re-in” race. He is prone to be the heavy favourite after a formidable win within the Grade 1 Hopeful on Sept. 7 at Saratoga.

Asmussen additionally may enter Midnight Bourbon, who broke his maiden on second attempt at Ellis Park in August after which completed second on Sept. 5 within the Iroquois (G3) at Churchill Downs.

And Chad Brown is anticipated to enter Reinvestment Threat, runner-up within the Hopeful after graduating on first attempt at Saratoga in August.

Flower Bowl Invitational, G1, $250,000, fillies and mares 3 up, 1 1/4 miles, turf

On this win-and-you’re-in race for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, defending Flower Bowl champion Sistercharlie will search for her first win in three tries since that race. The Myboycharlie mare has completed third in every of these races for coach Chad Brown after six straight G1 wins.

Brown additionally is anticipated to enter Cambier Parc and Nay Girl Nay.

Shug McGaughey is anticipated to enter Civil Union, winner of three straight, together with the Glens Falls (G2) at Saratoga final out.

Frizette, G1, $250,000, 2-year-old fillies, 1 mile, dust

Vequist seemingly can be the favourite for this Breeders’ Cup win-and-you’re-in In race after her 9 1/2-length win within the Spinaway Stakes (G1) final out for coach Robert Reid Jr. 

Dayoutoftheoffice is two-for two however hasn’t raced since July, when she scored within the six-furlong Schuylerville Stakes (G3).

Cantata and Fifth Threat each graduated on first attempt in August, whereas Rockpaperscissors broke her maiden on second attempt on Sept. 19 at Churchill Downs.

Jockey Membership Gold Cup, G1, $250,000, 3-year-olds and up, 1 1/4 miles, dust

The winner of this race will get a free ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Basic.

Coach Invoice Mott is anticipated to enter Tacitus after his runner-up effort within the Woodward (G1) in September and his rating within the Suburban (G2) in July.

Mystic Information, winner of the Jim Dandy (G2) final out in September additionally is anticipated after coach Mike Stidham bypassed the Preakness Stakes.

One other last-out winner is Comfortable Saver, who scored within the Federico Tesio for coach Todd Pletcher.

Sands Level, G2, $150,000, 3-year-old fillies, 1 mile, turf

Selflessly seemingly can be the favourite among the many probables for this race after a rating within the Lake George (G3) final out for Chad Brown. It was her first win since she graduated a 12 months in the past within the Miss Grillo Stakes at Belmont.

Brown is anticipated to enter Duopoly, winner of an allowance race at Saratoga final out on Aug. 21 after breaking her maiden at Monmouth on second attempt in July.

Sunday, Oct. 11

Futurity, G3, $100,000, 2-year-olds, 6 furlongs, turf

HRN lists solely 4 probables for this Breeders’ Cup win-and-you’re-in dash, and two of them are educated by Wesley Ward. Royal Approval broke her maiden on third attempt at Kentucky Downs on Sept. 9, and After 5 has but to graduate after a runner-up end in first attempt on Sept. 10 at Kentucky Downs. 

One other possible is Christophe Clement’s Momos, third within the Saratoga Particular in August after graduating in July.

And Mark Casse is prone to enter Brilliant Satan, who broke his maiden then misplaced his subsequent two, all in England.

Matron, G3, $100,000, 2-year-old fillies, 6 furlongs, turf

Todd Pletcher’s Union Gables may look to bounce again from a third-place end within the P.G. Johnson stake at Saratoga final out, her solely race since breaking her maiden on first attempt at Saratoga in August.

Royal Approval would look to construct on her commencement at Kentucky Downs in a Sept. 9 maiden particular weight dash.

Magical Soul and Miss Nondescript additionally graduated of their final races, and Bravo Regina, the ultimate possible for this race, is on the lookout for her first rating after three tries.

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