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Hatheer has a bit of a fit early Tuesday morning at Santa Anita

World Championships
Breeders' Cup Workouts

Date: 11/03/2009

Saturday Results:   Turf Sprint   Juvenile Turf   Juvenile   Sprint   Dirt Mile   Mile   Turf   Classic
Friday Results:   Marathon   F&M Sprint   Juvenile Fillies Turf   Juvenile Fillies   F&M Turf   Ladies Classic

Tuesday is Draw Day at the Breeders' Cup World Championships, and even more horses out on the track today to test the racing surfaces before the post positions were drawn at noon, including six timed works. It was noticeably warmer than on Monday, with clear skies and no smog again, allowing a nice view of the San Gabriel Mountains that form as the backdrop of Santa Anita Park. Here are photos for 33 of the horses on the track, most different from Monday, with comments and a link to a profile for each.

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Thursday workout photos   (20 horses)
Wednesday workout photos   (45 horses)
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Breeders' Cup Entries and Post Positions - for all 14 races with morning line odds and free past performances


Careless Jewel galloped on the main track before drawing the rail for the Ladies Classic as the 2-1 morning line favorite. Trainer Josie Carroll said, "You're never crazy about the one-hole, but she won out of there in her last race (the Fitz-Dixon Cotillion) and did so in such impressive fashion. As for being the favorite, I don't know what to say. It's going to be a very tough race."

Desert Code worked 1/2 a mile on the turf in 47 seconds in preparation for his title defense in the Turf Sprint. Trainer David Hofmans said, "He did it okay. He looked like he was finishing really well. I believe he's coming into this race even better than he was last year."

Einstein jogged on the main track Tuesday after posting a half mile work in 47 4/5 on Sunday. Trainer Helen Pitts-Blasi said, "Turf is probably his preferred surface and I know he loves Churchill, but I have to say this is his favorite track. I was happy with his work. This track plays fast and I never moved on him. He did it well within himself." Regular rider Julien Leparoux will ride in the Classic, breaking from post 8.

Fatal Bullet galloped on the main track Monday morning before drawing the 3 post in the Sprint. Trainer Reade Baker said of his 9-2 second choice, "I'm happy. (7-5 favorite) Zensational is on the inside of us and that's just what we wanted."

Mastery drew post 6 as the 9-5 favorite in the Marathon. The St. Leger winner exited quarantine Tuesday and went out with Delegator and walked one lap the wrong way on the main track. The Saeed bin Suroor trainee will have regular rider Frankie Dettori aboard.

Summer Bird went out for a gallop this morning before drawing post 3 in the Classic as the 9-2 second choice. Trainer Tim Ice said, "I like our draw. We're inside next to Zenyatta in the gate. I just hope she doesn't intimidate us, as big as she is." Regular rider Kent Desormeaux retains the mount.

Always a Princess drew post 11 for the Juvenile Fillies. Trainer Bob Baffert said, "She's hung way out there, but these things are the luck of the draw and it's not disastrous." The 6-1 shot will have regular rider Garrett Gomez aboard on Friday.

Awesome Act exited quarantine and went out on the main track Tuesday morning. He drew post 6 in the Juvenile Turf for trainer Jeremy Noseda at 20-1. Regular rider Ryan Moore gets the call on Saturday.

Buzzword went out with his Godolphin stablemates, including two laps of the training track and two laps of the main track, and he looked very sweaty and was lathered up when he finished. He drew post 12 in the Juvenile Turf for trainer Saeed bin Suroor. Jockey Ahmed Ajtebi gets the call on Saturday.

California Flag trotted 2 laps the wrong way on the main track Tuesday under exercise rider Colleen Hartford. The Brian Koriner trainee drew post 3 in the Turf Sprint and will have Joe Talamo in the irons Saturday.

Capt. Candyman Can drew post 8 in the Sprint as a 15-1 outsider. Trainer Ian Wilkes said, "Zensational has natural speed, and from the rail, he has to go. Fatal Bullet should be right out there with him. The faster they go, the better for us." Javier Castellano will be in the irons on Saturday.

Crown of Thorns drew post 4 in the Sprint for trainer Richard Mandella. New rider Rafael Bejarano will be aboard on Saturday. After he worked 5/8 in 59 4/5 on Sunday, Mandella said, "I was pleased with his work and I think he might fit that race just fine."

Delegator went out with the Godolphin contingent on Tuesday morning but he skipped the training track and only walked around the main track once, going the wrong way around on the outside rail. He drew post 4 in the Mile for trainer Saeed bin Suroor, as the 3-1 second choice on the morning line.

Eldaafer stood near the chute watching the other horses for awhile, then walked the main track once Tuesday in preparation for the Marathon on Friday. He drew post 3 for trainer Diane Alvarado. Rafael Bejarano will be in the irons.

Ferneley came out for some light work Tuesday before drawing the 7 post for the Mile. Trainer Ben Cecil said, "This is the best since he's been here (in the United States in the summer of 2008)." On Friday he worked 5/8 in 58 4/5.

Fleeting Spirit was sent for a gallop on the main track on Tuesday morning before drawing the outside post 9 in the Sprint. Frankie Dettori will be in the irons for trainer Jeremy Noseda on Saturday.

Gladiatorus went out with his Godolphin stablemates after exiting quarantine. He jogged twice around the dirt training track the wrong way and then once around the right way, and then the group switched to the synthetic main track for 2 more laps. After all that work, he hardly looked tired. He drew post 9 for trainer Saeed bin Suroor, and will have regular rider Ahmed Ajtebi aboard for the Mile.

Informed Decision went out for a gallop on the training track in preparation for the Filly and Mare Sprint. She drew post 7 as the 5-2 second choice on the morning line. Regular rider Julien Leparoux will be aboard for trainer Jonathan Sheppard.

King Ledley worked 3f in 36 3/5 on the turf course, before drawing post 8 in the Juvenile Turf for trainer Darrin Miller. Rafael Bejarano gets the call on Saturday.

Lord Shanakill was sent out for some light work for new trainer Richard Mandella after working 3/4 in 1:11 2/5 on Saturday. Mandella said, "He's an impressive horse. I like the way he carries himself, and his works especially his last three have been very good. He worked here Saturday and I think it set him up right." He drew post 4 for the Turf Sprint and will have regular rider Jim Crowley in from England to ride.

Maram jogged on the main track Tuesday before drawing the outside post 8 in the Filly and Mare Turf. Last year's Juvenile Fillies Turf winner will have Jose Lezcano aboard for trainer Chad Brown. Brown said, "She had some setbacks earlier in the year. It just took some patience to get her through all of that. They were just minor setbacks that added up to needing some time. She had a lot of trouble trip-wise. It wasn't what I was looking for, but that's racing. I've been on the other end of some good trips, so that's what happens."

Mr. Sidney came out to the main track for the first time since arriving at Santa Anita on Monday. He worked 4f in 48 2/5 at Keeneland on Sunday. The Bill Mott trainee drew post 8 for the Dirt Mile and will have Kent Desormeaux aboard.

Mushka breezed 3/8 mile in 38 3/5 on Tuesday morning under exercise rider Leanna Wilford. Trainer Bill Mott said of his Ladies Classic entrant, "We didn't want to do much on top of the race. We just wanted her to feel the track and stretch her legs. She went well". After drawing post 6, he added, "That's good for her, good for me. I don't see any big issue with it in a two-turn race."

Negligee was out for some light work Tuesday after working 4f in 46 4/5 on Sunday. Trainer John Terranova said, " She did it easy on her own. We just wanted to stretch her legs. She seemed to love getting over this surface. She came out of the Alcibiades with a lot of energy, a lot left in the tank." She drew post 10 in the Juvenile Fillies and will have Rajiv Maragh in the saddle.

Neko Bay went out for a gallop on the training track Tuesday for trainer John Shirreffs, before drawing post 5 as a 20-1 longshot in the Dirt Mile. He worked 5/8 in 59 seconds on Saturday.

Noble's Promise jogged on the main track Tuesday after walking the shedrow Monday and working 5f in 59 1/5 on Sunday. Trainer Ken McPeek said, "It was a good work, just what we wanted." He drew post 4 at 8-1 in the Juvenile and will have regular rider Willie Martinez in the irons.

Piscitelli worked 4 furlongs in 52 3/5 handily under exercise rider Angel Rangel, the slowest of 16 at the distance Tuesday morning. Racing manager Rick Sacco said, "The work went well and he did exactly what we wanted. He hit every pole. It was perfect." After drawing the 2 hole in the Juvenile, he added. "That's fine. We can save ground going into the first turn and then see how the race sets up. The post position is fine."

Radiohead will make his first start for new owner IEAH Stables on Saturday in the Juvenile. He drew post 11 as a 15-1 outsider. Regular rider Martin Dwyer will be in the irons again for trainer Brian Meehan.

Red Rocks is back to try to win the Turf again after winning the 2006 edition, in his fourth appearance in the event. He drew post 3 at 20-1 for trainer Brian Meehan. New jockey Julien Leparoux gets the call on Saturday replacing regular rider Frankie Dettori who will be on Dar Re Mi.

She Be Wild drew post 8 in the Juvenile Fillies at 8-1. Trainer Wayne Catalano said, "We should be able to sit wherever we want. My wife just reminded me that Crypto Star was number eight when he won the Louisiana Derby. A number is just a number." Julien Leparoux will be aboard on Friday.

Silver Timber was out to test the Santa Anita track Tuesday after arriving from Louisville on Monday. Trainer Chad Brown said, "He's continued to develop. It's probably just a different program and a change of pace sometimes helps. I will say that he was in great shape when he got to me." He drew post 2 at 8-1 in the Turf Sprint and will have Julien Leparoux in the irons.

Strike the Deal arrived from Europe on Sunday and cleared quarantine on Tuesday. He drew post 12 in the Turf Sprint for trainer Jeremy Noseda. Kieren Fallon gets the call on Saturday.

Vale of York exited quarantine and went out on a long tour of Santa Anita with his Godolphin stablemates on Tuesday. He drew post 7 in the Juvenile Turf for trainer Saeed bin Suroor. Regular rider Ahmed Ajtebi will be in the irons Saturday.

Full info on all the Breeders' Cup results:

Saturday Results:   Turf Sprint   Juvenile Turf   Juvenile   Sprint   Dirt Mile   Mile   Turf   Classic
Friday Results:   Marathon   F&M Sprint   Juvenile Fillies Turf   Juvenile Fillies   F&M Turf   Ladies Classic

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