Coach Steve Asmussen, who hopes to build on his eight-time winning streak at the Breeders’ Cup World Championship, already has five contenders for this year’s event at work. Keenelandthe main song of the morning of October 16.
Top 3 year olds Epicenter , winner of the run of Travers Stakes (G1), drilled five drills in the company at 1:00.20. The son of Not this time will face older horses for the first time in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).
Also working for Asmussen is the champion Echo Zulu (Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1)) and Big Love for NetJets Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Juveniles (G1). Both have five clasps with the coworker, with the 3-year-old Echo Zulu chronographing at 1:02.80 while the Grand Love stops the clock at 1:00.60.
“They make good and solid moves,” Asmussen said. “They come out of it nicely and cool off, and we have Jackie’s Warrior (work) tomorrow. I am extremely pleased with how the preparations went. The weather has been great. Racecourses are in good condition and I like the shape of them. “
Coach Wesley Ward also sent his two Breeders’ Cup contenders to work Sunday morning on the main Keeneland track.
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