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The San Gabriel Mountains were a lovely backdrop for Monday morning.

World Championships
Breeders' Cup Workouts

Date: 10/27/2014

Monday morning's gallops were conducted under ideal racing conditions, sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 70's with minimal wind. As is typical for Santa Anita in the fall, the main track was fast and the was firm, although only one horse galloped there today. Todd Pletcher's New York-based horses were still en route to California and will test the Santa Anita track on Tuesday, while Aidan O'Brien's string will arrive Monday night.

Here are photos for 45 of the horses on the track Monday morning. Click the small picture to see a larger version. Final entries were taken and post positions were drawn for both Friday and Saturday, on Monday afternoon.

horse racing breeders cup Footbridge worked 5/8 in 1:00 1/5 under exercise rider Iggy Puglisi in preparation for the Classic. Trainer Eoin Harty said, "The work went very well. It wasnít anything too fancy.† Just five-eighths in a minute."† Footbridge exits a third-place finish in the Awesome Again Stakes over the local course.† Jockey Rafael Bejarano gets the return call in the Classic.
horse racing breeders cup Imperative went out on the main track for a gallop in preparation for the Classic. He drew post 3 and is a 30-1 morning line longshot. Winless since the Charles Town Classic (G2) in April, new rider Frankie Dettori gets the call for trainer George Papaprodromou, who said, "I love it. I was hoping for anything five and under."
horse racing breeders cup V.E. Day jogged on the main track Monday. The Travers Stakes (G1) winner drew post 5 for the Classic, with new jockey Joe Talamo aboard for trainer Jimmy Jerkens.
horse racing breeders cup Bronzo worked 5f in 59 4/5 Monday in preparation for the Dirt Mile on Friday. Luis Torres will be aboard out of post 7. The Chilean invader comes here off a 2 race win streak including the Gran Premio Hipodromo Chile (G1) and the Copa de Oro (G2).
horse racing breeders cup Carve went out on the main track before drawing the 2 post in the Dirt Mile. New jockey Mike Smith gets the call for trainer Brad Cox aboard the Cornhusker Handicap (G3) winner.
horse racing breeders cup Fed Biz galloped on the main track before drawing the 8 post in the Dirt Mile. He comes in off a close second in the Awesome Again (G1) and will have regular rider Martin Garcia aboard for trainer Bob Baffert.
horse racing breeders cup Handsome Mike galloped Monday morning over the main track in preparation for the Dirt Mile. Trainer Leandro Mora (normally the assistant to Doug O'Neill who is serving a suspension) said of his drawn post 5, "Last year (stablemate, also entered) Goldencents drew post 12, and we got around it. Handsome Mike drew a great number. He will be second to last to load."
horse racing breeders cup Pants On Fire went out on the main track before drawing the 4 post in the Dirt Mile. He comes to Santa Anita off a win in the Wild and Wonderful Stakes at Charles Town. Regular rider Paco Lopez retains the ride for trainer Kelly Breen.
horse racing breeders cup Don't Tell Sophia was out for a jog Monday morning in preparation for the Distaff. Trainer Phil Sims said of her drawn post 7, "Thatís fine. I was not overly concerned about it. It is nice to get in the middle and it looks like most of the speed has drawn outside of us."
horse racing breeders cup L'Amour De Ma Vie jogged 1 mile under trainer Pia Brandt in preparation for the Distaff. Brandt said, "She is very relaxed and has settled in very well and I am very happy with her."
horse racing breeders cup Stanwyck jogged on the main track at Santa Anita on Monday. She drew post 6 in the Distaff and will have new rider Corey Nakatani in the irons Friday. Winless in over a year, she comes off a 4th place finish in the Beldame (G1).
horse racing breeders cup Unbridled Forever galloped on the main track on Monday in preparation for the Distaff. Trainer Dallas Stewart said of her drawn post 5, "Iím happy with the draw. She runs in mid-pack so the post will give her a chance to get good position."
horse racing breeders cup Valiant Emilia galloped on the main track on Monday. Trainer Gary Mandella said of her drawn post 8 in the Distaff, "The post is fine. I didnít come into this that worried about it. Sheís a pretty easy filly to ride and can be wherever sheís comfortable." The Peruvian import will be making her United States debut, and will have new jockey Rafael Bejarano in the irons.
horse racing breeders cup Sweet Reason worked 4f in 47 seconds on the main track in preparation for the Juvenile Fillies Sprint. Trainer Leah Gyarmati said of her drawn post 1, "I would have preferred not to be inside with Sweet Reason. That one is kind of tough, but her running style is to be back early so she just has to let them go and then get outside of it. It is what it is."
horse racing breeders cup One Lucky Dane, entered in the Juvenile, worked 4f in company with stablemate Indianapolis in 47 2/5 under jockey Rafael Bejarano. Trainer Bob Baffert said of his horses, "They're all ready."
horse racing breeders cup Private Prospect was out for some light work on Monday in preparation for the Juvenile. Jesse Campbell will be in the irons out of post 2 for trainer Mike Campbell. He won both major juvenile stakes at Prairie Meadows before finishing a close second in the Arlington Washington Futurity (G3).
horse racing breeders cup Souper Colossal worked a bullet 5f in 57 2/5 on the Santa Anita main track, before drawing the 8 post for the Juvenile for trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. Undefeated in 3 starts at Monmouth including the Sapling (G3), regular rider Paco Lopez retains the ride.
horse racing breeders cup Angela Renee galloped on the main track in preparation for the Juvenile Fillies. Trainer Todd Pletcher said of her drawn post 2, "Obviously we had hoped to draw more in the middle of the field, but thereís nothing we can do about it and weíre going to do the best we can from what we got. † Sometimes horses pull bad trips from good posts and vice versa."
horse racing breeders cup Cristina's Journey galloped at Santa Anita on Monday morning. She goes next in the Juvenile Fillies and drew post 5 for trainer Dale Romans. A perfect 2 for 2 including the Pocahontas (G2), regular rider Miguel Mena retains the mount.
horse racing breeders cup Danette went out for some light work over the main track. She is a 20-1 longshot in the Juvenile Fillies and will break from post 3 for trainer Keith Desormeaux. Regular rider Kent Desormeaux retains the mount aboard the maiden, third in the Chandelier (G1) last out.
horse racing breeders cup Majestic Presence galloped on the main track in preparation for the Juvenile Fillies. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said, "I am happy with both (Majestic Presence and Parranda) draws. In races like that, I like those positions."
horse racing breeders cup Wonder Gal worked worked 4f in 47 4/5 on the main track in preparation for the Juvenile Fillies. Trainer Leah Gyarmati said of her drawn post 10, "Wonder Gal wonít have to stand in the gate too long. Her post is fine because with her running style (off the pace) it wonít matter too much. Iím sure Mike (Smith) will find a spot to get over and save a little ground."
horse racing breeders cup Conquest Harlanate was out for a gallop on Monday in preparation for the Juvenile Fillies Turf. Trainer Mark Casse said of her drawn post 11 said, "We would have loved to have Conquest Harlanate a little more inside, but weíll take it. Itís not terrible and itís certainly not like last year when My Conquestadory drew the 14 (in the Juvenile Fillies Turf)."
horse racing breeders cup Flying Tipat is the first of two also-eligibles in the Juvenile Fillies Turf. She was the only horse to gallop over the turf on Monday. She comes here off her maiden win after finishing 6th in the P.G. Johnson at Saratoga. New rider Jose Ortiz has the assignment for trainer Dale Romans.
horse racing breeders cup Rainha Da Bateria jogged on the main track in preparation for the Juvenile Fillies Turf. Trainer Graham Motion said of her drawn post 7, "The post that Iím most happy with is Rainha Da Bateriaís. The seven is a good post. I didnít want her to draw outside."
horse racing breeders cup Sunset Glow went out for a gallop over the main track in preparation for the Juvenile Fillies Turf. Trainer Wesley Ward said of her drawn post 3, "Iím elated and flying, Iím so happy.† It may take me a while to come down from this!"
horse racing breeders cup Conquest Typhoon galloped on the main track in preparation for the Juvenile Turf. Trainer Mark Casse said of his drawn post 6, "Thatís a really nice post for Conquest Typhoon. He should have enough speed where Patrick (Husbands) can put him in the right spot."
horse racing breeders cup Imperia went out for a jog on the main track. He goes next in the Juvenile Turf out of post 11. Neil McLaughlin, assistant to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said, "The good news is that with those posts we can stay out of trouble. Imperia likes to come from off the pace and weíve got one of the best turf riders in the country in Javier Castellano on him. Whatís even better with this draw† is thatís the post Invasor drew when he won the (2006) Classic for us, so itís going to be a very good feeling when we put on those purple saddle towels with the number 11 on them."
horse racing breeders cup Lawn Ranger galloped on the main track before drawing the 13 post in the Juvenile Turf. He won the Bourbon Stakes (G3) at Keeneland last out. Regular rider Chris Landeros retains the mount for trainer Ken McPeek.
horse racing breeders cup Anodin jogged one mile the wrong way in preparation for the Mile. Trainer Freddy Head said, "I am very pleased with him. He was a bit on his toes this morning but he will soon get used to his surroundings. He travelled over really well and has eaten up all his food and I am pleased with the way he looks. I think the flat track at Santa Anita will really suit him well, and if he gets a good run, I think he will take all the beating."
horse racing breeders cup Kaigun went out for a gallop Monday before drawing post 7 in the Mile. Regular rider Patrick Husbands gets the call for trainer Mark Casse. He finished 4th in the Shadwell Mile (G1) after finishing 2nd in the Woodbine Mile (G1).
horse racing breeders cup Karakontie cantered one lap the wrong way along the outside rail in company with the other French horses in preparation for the Mile.
horse racing breeders cup Sayaad went out for a jog on the main track. He goes next in the Mile out of post 11. Neil McLaughlin, assistant to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said, "The good news is that with those posts we can stay out of trouble. Whatís even better with this draw† is thatís the post Invasor drew when he won the (2006) Classic for us, so itís going to be a very good feeling when we put on those purple saddle towels with the number 11 on them. We hope for a clean break and then want to save ground and not get caught out wide."
horse racing breeders cup Veda cantered one lap the wrong way along the outside rail in company with the other French horses in preparation for the Mile.
horse racing breeders cup Indianapolis worked 4f in 46 under jockey Mike Smith in company with stablemate One Lucky Dane. Trainer Bob Baffert said of the Sprint entrant, "I got (Indianapolis) in 46 flat. Mike (Smith) rides him and I wanted him to get a good feel on him."
horse racing breeders cup Mico Margarita worked 4f in 49 1/5 in preparation for the Sprint. Trainer Steve Asmussen called the work "spot on. He drew well (post 7), excellent in fact."
horse racing breeders cup Mr. Sexy was pre-entered in both the Turf Sprint (first preference) and Sprint (second preference) but failed to draw into either field as both races drew the maximum 16 (14 plus 2 also-eligibles).
horse racing breeders cup Palace worked 4f in 46 2/5 under exercise rider Danny Rojas in preparation for the Sprint. Trainer Linda Rice said by phone, "I actually watched (the work) on HRTV. I instructed him to go a half in 47 or 48.† It was a little quicker than we wanted, but I understand that the track is pretty fast there in comparison to the New York tracks. I wanted (post) five through eight and we got 8.† I'm really happy with it."
horse racing breeders cup Private Zone worked an easy 4f in 49 2/5 under jockey Martin Pedroza in preparation for the Sprint. Trainer Alfredo Velazquez said, "It was what I wanted. I would rather him be too slow than too fast.† He worked very fast last week from the gate.† Weíre right in the middle (post 5) and to me thatís good. †Iím really happy with the post. †I know thereís a lot of speed outside of him, but heís got speed of his own. †Heís a good break horse."
horse racing breeders cup Rich Tapestry went out on the main track Monday before drawing the 6 post in the Sprint. The Hong Kong invader shipped over to win the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1). Regular rider Olivier Doleuze gets the call for trainer Michael Chang Chun-Wai.
horse racing breeders cup Secret Circle worked 4f in 47 seconds under jockey Martin Garcia in preparation for the Sprint.
horse racing breeders cup Flintshire cantered one lap the wrong way along the outside rail in company with the other French horses in preparation for the Turf.
horse racing breeders cup Caspar Netscher jogged one mile and toured the barn area in preparation for the Turf Sprint. Ian Russell, assistant to trainer David Simcock said, "We did our own thing this morning and tried to keep everything low key."
horse racing breeders cup Marchman went out for a gallop on the main track in preparation for the Turf Sprint, before drawing post 7. New jockey Kent Desormeaux gets the call for trainer Bret Calhoun.

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