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Scully previews Breeders' Cup storylines

Breeders' Cup pre-entries will be released Wednesday and James Scully takes a look at some key storylines surrounding this year's event.

In the first in a series of profiles looking at the main candidates in the upcoming Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), Lord Nelson is poised to run a big one for owner Spendthrift Farm and trainer Bob Baffert.

John Mucciolo has a theory on Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) contender Theory.

The date for Beemie Awards on Twitter is set for December 9.

California Chrome aiming for history in Classic

Former Horse of the Year and dual classic winner California Chrome is looking to rewrite the history books in this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (G1). Kellie Reilly writes about the drought that has affected past winners of the Dubai World Cup (G1) and Pacific Classic (G1) in the country's richest race.

Vance Hanson gives a brief overview of the Breeders' Cup's main two-year-old races and notes the Juvenile (G1) is highly contentious while the Juvenile Fillies (G1) is a head scratcher.

Be sure to check out's Breeders' Cup News & Notes page on a daily basis for updated news, commentary, and photos!

Found to be cross-entered to Breeders' Cup Classic

Aidan O'Brien announced Sunday that Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) heroine and reigning Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) champion Found will be cross-entered to the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) on Santa Anita Park's main track November 5.

In other Breeders' Cup news, Kellie Reilly discussed Tepin and Vyjack possibly squaring off in the Mile (G1) and the rarity of siblings running against each other in the Breeders' Cup.

Elektrum came with a furious rally to run down Apple Betty and capture the Dowager Stakes (G3) at Keeneland on Sunday.

Top Speed/Class ratings


Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (10/17-10/23) - 3&up Dirt Routes
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Bar of Gold 4F 1 1/16m (sy) BEL 10/22 Empire Distaff H. 111
Royal Posse 5G 1 1/8m (sy) BEL 10/22 Empire Classic H. 106
Admirals War Chest 5G 1 1/8m (ft) LRL 10/22 Maryland Million Classic S. 95
Old Harbor 5M 1 1/16m (sy) BEL 10/22 Ticonderoga S. 95
Royal Warrior 6G 1 1/16m (ft) NP 10/22 Harvest Gold Plate H. 94
Phantom Trip 3G 1 1/16m (ft) RP 10/21 Oklahoma Classics Cup S. 91
Steel Cut 5M 1m 70y (ft) RP 10/21 Oklahoma Classics Distaff S. 91
Brother O'Connell 4C 1 1/16m (sy) BEL 10/22 Mohawk S. 86
Can't Use Nellie 5M 1 1/16m (ft) NP 10/22 Duchess of York H. 84
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (10/17-10/23) - 3&up Dirt Sprints
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Quezon 4F 6 1/2f (sy) BEL 10/22 Iroquois S. 110
Breakin the Fever 4G 6 1/2f (sy) BEL 10/22 Hudson H. 106
Nicaradalic Rocks 3G 6f (ft) LRL 10/22 Maryland Million Sprint H. 99
My Chief 5G 6f (wf) PM 10/18 Mt. Hood H. 94
Okie Ride 9G 6f (ft) RP 10/21 Oklahoma Classics Sprint S. 92
Euro K Shotgun 3F 6f (ft) RP 10/21 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Sprint S. 90
B C Z Middleton 3F 6f (ft) TUP 10/22 Princess of Palms S. 85
Mary Lois 7M 6f (wf) PM 10/18 Mt. St. Helens H. 83
Rockin Jojo 4F 7f (ft) LRL 10/22 Maryland Million Distaff H. 83
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (10/17-10/23) - 3&up Turf
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Roca Rojo (IRE) 4F 1 1/16m (sf) BEL 10/23 Athenia S. 102
Where's the Widget 4G 1m (gd) WO 10/22 Bunty Lawless S. 97
Acceptance 4C a6 1/2f (fm) SA 10/22 California Flag H. 95
Devilish Love 6M 1 1/8m (fm) LRL 10/22 Maryland Million Ladies S. 95
Renown (GB) 5G 1 1/2m (gd) KEE 10/20 Sycamore S. 93
Elektrum (IRE) 5M 1 1/2m (fm) KEE 10/23 Rood and Riddle Dowager S. 91
Runandyrun 7G 1 1/16m (fm) RP 10/21 OKC Turf Classic S. 89
Phlash Phelps 5G 1m (fm) LRL 10/22 Maryland Million Turf S. 86
Gianna's Dream 3F 1 1/16m (fm) RP 10/21 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Turf S. 83
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (10/17-10/23) - 2 year olds (Dirt)
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
American Gal 2F 6f (ft) SA 10/23 Anoakia S. 94
Greatbullsoffire 2C 6f (ft) LRL 10/22 Maryland Million Nursery S. 90
Pat On the Back 2C 1m (sy) BEL 10/22 Sleepy Hollow S. 90
Bonita Bianca 2F 1m (sy) BEL 10/22 Maid of the Mist S. 88
Line Judge 2C 1m (ft) DED 10/22 Jean Lafitte S. 86
Will She 2F 6f (ft) WO 10/23 Fanfreluche S. 84
Golden Mischief 2F 7f (ft) DED 10/21 My Trusty Cat S. 82
Ruffenuff 2F 1m (ft) NP 10/22 Freedom of the City S. 82
Taxman's Quest 2G 6f (ft) RP 10/21 Oklahoma Classics Juvenile S. 82
Item 2F 6f (ft) LRL 10/22 Maryland Million Lassie S. 81
Okie Diva 2F 6f (ft) RP 10/21 Oklahoma Classics Lassie S. 81
Trooper John 2G 1m (ft) NP 10/22 Canadian Juvenile S. 79
Keller's Gold 2G 5 1/2f (wf) PM 10/18 Willamette River S. 77
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (10/17-10/23) - 3 year olds (Dirt & Turf)
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Lightstream 3F 7f (ft) KEE 10/22 Lexus Raven Run S. 99
Dragon Bay 3G 1m (sf) BEL 10/23 English Channel S. 94
Quidura (GB) 3F 1 1/16m (sf) KEE 10/21 Pin Oak Valley View S. 94
Caren 3F a1 1/8m (gd) WO 10/23 Carotene S. 87


Horse   Track   Dist(Cond)   Date   BRIS Class
Muqtaser   BEL   1 1/16m (sy)   10/21   123.1
Bonita Bianca   BEL   1m (sy)   10/22   122.8
Bar of Gold   BEL   1 1/16m (sy)   10/22   122.7
Mr. Jordan   PRX   1m 70y (ft)   10/17   122.7
Old Harbor   BEL   1 1/16m (sy)   10/22   122.6
Royal Posse   BEL   1 1/8m (sy)   10/22   122.2
Elektrum (IRE)   KEE   1 1/2m (fm)   10/23   122.2
Roca Rojo (IRE)   BEL   1 1/16m (sf)   10/23   122.1
Irish Strait   PRX   1m (ft)   10/17   121.9
Annulment   KEE   1 1/16m (sy)   10/21   121.4
Quezon   BEL   6 1/2f (sy)   10/22   121.0
Lightstream   KEE   7f (ft)   10/22   121.0
Pat On the Back   BEL   1m (sy)   10/22   120.5
Breakin the Fever   BEL   6 1/2f (sy)   10/22   120.4
Renown (GB)   KEE   1 1/2m (gd)   10/20   120.1


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For Wednesday

Belmont Park   (2nd) May Flowers, 4-1
    (4th) My Fair Lily, 3-1
Charles Town   (3rd) Sailaway, 3-1
    (4th) Tipasa, 3-1
Delta Downs   (6th) Ringneckdove, 8-1
    (8th) Customary, 6-1
Finger Lakes   (4th) The Giant Is Lit, 4-1
    (7th) Underthemoonlight, 6-1
Gulfstream Park West   (3rd) English Maneuver, 7-2
    (5th) Little United, 6-1
Hawthorne   (2nd) Media Forecast, 4-1
    (5th) Pink Bubble, 4-1
Indiana Grand   (6th) Check Or a Wreck, 8-1
    (7th) Gingermore, 4-1
Keeneland   (3rd) Lady of Opinion, 6-1
    (4th) Doxology, 7-2
Mountaineer   (4th) Lions Summit, 4-1
    (6th) Plunder, 5-1
Penn National   (2nd) Honor Achieved, 3-1
    (5th) Tattersail, 9-2
Remington Park   (2nd) Morongo, 3-1
    (7th) Sheza Prize, 9-2
Woodbine   (3rd) For U Ruth, 3-1
    (7th) Forest Castle, 3-1

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