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Beholder in the morning at Keeneland with the fall foliage.

World Championships
Breeders' Cup Workouts

Date: 10/26/2015

Monday morning's gallops at Keeneland were marred by unexpected rain early with temperatures around 48 degrees and a chilly wind. Sunrise wasn't until almost 8am which is also when the tractors come out for the morning renovation break. I got a few horses before the break, but with the clouds and pre-dawn darkness the pictures are pretty dark. Not that many horses were out but more should be arriving this afternoon and tomorrow. The post position draw is this afternoon, so check back for all the entries this evening.

Here are photos for 28 of the horses on the track Monday morning. Click the small picture to see a larger version.

horse racing breeders cup Beholder worked 5f in 59.40 seconds in her last major move before facing males in the Classic. Exercise rider Janeen Painter said, "So far she has just embraced being here. She's enjoyed it, she enjoys the wide open spaces and even as far as the stress of the press being around constantly she is really handling it very well. I'm proud of her growing up that way."
horse racing breeders cup Effinex galloped on the main track Monday morning, then drew post 6 in the Classic. Mike Smith will be in the irons for trainer Jimmy Jerkens. The Suburban (G2) winner was third in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) last out.
horse racing breeders cup Wicked Strong went out on Monday for a gallop, then drew the 8 post in the Dirt Mile. Winless since last year's Jim Dandy, the Jimmy Jerkens trainee was second in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) and will have new rider John Velazquez aboard on Friday out of post 8 as a 5-1 second choice.
horse racing breeders cup I'm a Chatterbox was out Monday morning for a gallop after her 5f work in 1:00.40 on Saturday. She goes next in Friday's Distaff. Trainer Larry Jones said of the Saturday move, "We called a little audible and went early because they were going to seal the track (at the break). The track was OK (at 7:15) so we said, ĎLetís go.í Things couldnít have gone better for her since she has been here and the only question now is do we have enough horse."
horse racing breeders cup Judy the Beauty worked 5 furlongs in 59.80 seconds Monday morning, then drew post 11 as the defending champion in the Filly and Mare Sprint. New jockey Frankie Dettori gets the call for trainer Wesley Ward.
horse racing breeders cup Sweet Whiskey is a 30-1 longshot in the Filly and Mare Sprint. Javier Castellano will be in the saddle for trainer Todd Pletcher. She was 5th in the Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) last out.
horse racing breeders cup Greenpointcrusader is 4-1 second choice in the morning line for the Juvenile off his Champagne (G1) win at Belmont. Jockey Joe Bravo will be aboard as he breaks from post 3 for trainer Dominick Schettino.
horse racing breeders cup Rated R Superstar comes to the Juvenile off a 3rd place finish in the Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keeneland. Regular rider Calvin Borel gets the call aboard the 15-1 shot, drawing post 3 for trainer Ken McPeek.
horse racing breeders cup Dothraki Queen won the Pocahontas (G2) at Churchill then was second in the Alcibiades (G1) at Keeneland. The 10-1 morning line shot drew post 8 in the Juvenile Fillies, with Corey Lanerie getting the call for trainer Ken McPeek.
horse racing breeders cup Rachel's Valentina is the 9-2 third choice in the Juvenile Fillies. The Spinaway (G1) winner drew post 9 and will have regular pilot John Velazquez aboard for trainer Todd Pletcher.
horse racing breeders cup Tap to It worked half a mile in 50.20 seconds Monday in preparation for her start in the Juvenile Fillies. She won her debut then was second in the Spinaway (G1). Regular rider Joel Rosario will be in the irons for trainer Ralph Nicks, breaking from post 2 at 8-1 morning line.
horse racing breeders cup Catch a Glimpse comes to the Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) off a Win and You're In victory in the Natalma (G2) at Woodbine. She drew post 4 and will have Florent Geroux aboard for trainer Mark Casse at 5-1 morning line.
horse racing breeders cup Harmonize worked half mile in 48.80 in preparation for her start in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. The 7-2 morning line favorite won the P.G. Johnson and the Jessamine (G3). Regular rider Junior Alvarado gets the call for trainer Bill Mott.
horse racing breeders cup Camelot Kitten comes to the Juvenile Turf off a second place finish in the Bourbon (G3) run over the Keeneland turf. Drawing the 12 post as a 12-1 morning line shot, regular jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. gets the assignment from trainer Chad Brown.
horse racing breeders cup Conquest Daddyo earned his way to the Juvenile Turf by winning the Summer (G2) at Woodbine, a Challenge race. The 12-1 morning line shot will again have Joe Bravo aboard for trainer Mark Casse, out of post 10.
horse racing breeders cup Dressed in Hermes drew the rail in the Juvenile Turf. He won the Zuma Beach at Santa Anita. The 20-1 shot gets jockey Gary Stevems for trainer Janet Armstrong and owner-breeder Budget Stables.
horse racing breeders cup Isotherm switches back to dirt in the Juvenile after winning two races on turf including the Pilgrim (G3) at Belmont. The George Weaver trainee will have regular rider Jose Lezcano aboard, drawing post 11.
horse racing breeders cup Manhattan Dan worked 4f on the "good" turf in 50.20 in preparation for his start in the Juvenile Turf. He drew post 3 and will have Robby Albarado aboard for trainer Gary Contessa. He comes to Keeneland off third place finishes in the Summer (G2) and Futurity (G2).
horse racing breeders cup Ralis was out Monday for some maintenance work after his timed move on Saturday, five furlongs in 1:00.80. Jack Sisterson, assistant to trainer Doug O'Neill said of his Juvenile entrant after that work, "Iím happy, Kierenís (exercise rider Fallon) happy and Doug is even happier. His other horses are working this morning at Santa Anita and will be here Sunday."
horse racing breeders cup Lea worked 4f in 47.40 on Monday morning in preparation for Friday's Dirt Mile. He drew post 5 for trainer Bill Mott and jockey Jose Lezcano. Winless since January, he was 2nd in the Woodbine Mile (G1) last out.
horse racing breeders cup Tourist worked half a mile on the turf in 51.20. He returns to the Mile after finishing 13th in last year's edition at Santa Anita. The Bill Mott trainee drew post 6 with regular rider Jose Lezcano aboard the 15-1 outsider.
horse racing breeders cup Favorite Tale worked 4f clocked in 47.60 seconds in preparation for the Sprint. After winning the Smile Sprint (G2) he was 3rd in the A.G. Vanderbilt (G1) then won an allowance for his final prep. New jockey Javier Castellano will be aboard the 12-1 shot for trainer Guadalupe Preciado out of the outside post 14.
horse racing breeders cup Holy Boss worked half a mile in 59.60 seconds in his final clocked move before the Sprint. The Steve Asmussen trainee won the Amsterdam (G2) before 3rd in the King's Bishop (G1) and fourth in the Phoenix (G3). Regular rider Ricardo Santana Jr. gets the call aboard the 15-1 shot out of post 7.
horse racing breeders cup Ivan Fallunovalot goes in the Sprint and is a 30-1 longshot on the morning line. The Texas-bred comes here off consecutive wins in the DMV Sprint and the Remington Park Sprint both at Remington. Regular jockey Calvin Borel will be aboard the Tom Howard trainee who drew the 6 post.
horse racing breeders cup Wild Dude won the Bing Crosby (G1) and Santa Anita Sprint (G1) earning his way into Saturday's Sprint at 10-1 morning line. Rafael Bejarano will in the irons for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer out of post 8.
horse racing breeders cup Ordak Dan worked 4 furlongs in 52 flat n preparation for the Turf. The Argentinian earned his way to Keeneland by winning the Premio 25 de Mayo (G1) at San Isidro. A 30-1 outsider who drew the outside post 12, regular rider Jorge Ricardo, known as the jockey battling Russell Baze for the record for lifetime riding wins, gets the call for trainer Juan Etchechoury.
horse racing breeders cup Red Rifle drew post 10 for the Turf and will have Javier Castellano aboard for trainer Todd Pletcher. The 10-1 shot won the Bowling Green (G2) then was 2nd in the Sword Dancer (G1) and fourth in the Turf Classic (G1).
horse racing breeders cup The Great War was 4th in last year's Juvenile and returns to the Breeders' Cup in the Turf Sprint as a 12-1 shot from post 10. He comes off a close 3rd in the Nearctic (G2) at Woodbine. Ryan Moore gets the assignment from trainer Wesley Ward.

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