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First Breeders' Cup prep weekend kicks off with split Eddie D.

A huge weekend of Breeders' Cup preps is upon us, and James Scully shares his views on what's coming up Saturday.

The first Breeders' Cup prep of the weekend will be the Eddie D. (G3) on Friday, opening day of Santa Anita's fall meet. The Turf Sprint (G1) prep was split into divisions, and the filly Lady Shipman is the marquee name in the first division.

Ed DeRosa looks back over the history of the three-year-old male Eclipse Award looking to find a pattern that might reveal this year's winner. The feature also includes this week's "Turf Talk" with Vance Hanson.

Tim Holland has some juveniles to watch from the recently-concluded Arlington Park meet.

Arc story lines include change in venue to Chantilly

We are less than six days away from Europe's great weight-for-age test, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1), and Kellie Reilly runs through this year's story lines, the tops of which is the race's temporary home at Chantilly while Longchamp goes under reconstruction.

With classic winners Nyquist and Exaggerator laying eggs in the Pennsylvania Derby (G2), Vance Hanson borrows an old hockey coach's pep talk and argues that it is now Arrogate's time to shine.



PRX, 5TH, AOC, $57,160, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M, 9-27.
5—WOWWHATABRAT, f, 4, Louis Quatorze--Kim the Brat, by Smart Strike. ($5,000 '13 FTMSEP). O-John E Worsley, B-Mr & Mrs E Allen Murray Jr (MD), T-John E. Worsley, J-Silvestre Gonzalez, $31,200.
6—A P Majetstic, f, 3, Majestic Warrior--Annette's Jet, by Golden Missile. O-Triple Threat Stables, B-Triple Threat, LLC (PA), $14,560.
4—Bodacious Babe, f, 3, Mineshaft--Blossomed, by Deputy Minister. ($70,000 '14 KEESEP). O-Panic Stable, B-Hubert H Vester Jr (KY), $5,720.
Winning Time: 1:40 3/5 (ft)
PRX, 8TH, AOC, $56,500, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5FT, 9-27.
4—NITE DELITE, f, 4, War Chant--One Tough Cat, by Mountain Cat. ($40,000 '13 BESOCT). O-F Jack Liebau, Sr, B-Angel Crest Farms LTD (CA), T-Linda Rice, J-Paco Lopez, $32,400.
3—Smoke Signals, f, 4, Street Sense--Unspoken Word, by Catienus. ($175,000 '13 FTSAUG). O-Waterville Lake Stable, B-Twin Creeks Farm, Tom Clark & Nancy Clark (KY), $10,800.
2—Satan's Mistress, m, 7, Songandaprayer--Sheza Nasty Lady, by Sandpit (BRZ). ($37,000 '10 OBSAUG). O-Delorme, Dallas and Frank, Michael, B-Cloyce Clark Jr (LA), $5,940.
Winning Time: :56 3/5 (fm)
PRX, 7TH, AOC, $55,000, 3YO/UP, 1M, 9-27.
6—DIVINING ROD, c, 4, Tapit--Precious Kitten, by Catienus. O-Lael Stables, B-Mr & Mrs M Roy Jackson (KY), T-Arnaud Delacour, J-Daniel Centeno, $32,400.
2—Gourmet Delight, g, 5, Gottcha Gold--Western Tornado, by Proud Citizen. ($24,000 2013 OBSJUN). O-Lindh, E P and Pierce, Jr, Joseph H, B-Ocala Stud (FL), $10,800.
5—El Grande Rojo, g, 8, Bowman's Band--Theheartofdixie, by Crafty Prospector. ($2,500 '09 KEESEP). O-Barrish, Laura and Barrish, Neil, B-Nicole Zitani & Ramon Rangel (KY), $5,940.
Winning Time: 1:38 2/5 (ft)
IND, 9TH, ALW, $38,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 9-27.
10—PICANTE CALIENTE, f, 3, El Corredor--Amanda's Crown, by Crown Ambassador. ($2,000 '14 FTKFEB; $1,400 2015 ESLOCT). O-Richard B Schrag, B-Swifty Farms Inc (IN), T-Kim Hammond, J-Richard A. Bracho, $22,800.
1—Stage Five Creeper, f, 4, Dunkirk--Purse, by Kafwain. O-Tianna Richardville, B-Tianna Richardville (IN), $7,600.
11—Sugar Devil, f, 4, Devil His Due--Saint Ali, by Champali. O-Johnson Thoroughbred Farm, B-Johnson's Thoroughbred Farm (IN), $3,800.
Winning Time: 1:11 2/5 (ft)
IND, 6TH, AOC, $36,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M 70Y, 9-27.
6—MORE THAN MOST, f, 3, Indygo Mountain--Better Than Most, by Elusive Quality. O-Douglas Scharbauer, B-Clarence Scharbauer Jr (TX), T-W. Bret Calhoun, J-Marcelino Pedroza, $21,600.
7—Distorted Type, f, 4, Distorted Humor--Stormy Season, by Storm Cat. ($70,000 '12 KEENOV; $60,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Patterson, William S and Graydon, B-R L Reineman Stable, Inc (KY), $7,200.
1—Cheray, f, 4, Stephen Got Even--Asset Class, by Maria's Mon. O-Neises, Richard and Coyle, Glenn, B-H Allen Poindexter (KY), $3,600.
Winning Time: 1:41 1/5 (ft)
IND, 3RD, ALW, $36,000, 3YO/UP, 6F, 9-27.
1—PAINTED VALLEY, g, 6, Caiman--Jewel Case, by Big Jewel. O-Paul Holthus, B-Mr & Mrs Gary Patrick (IN), T-Paul E. Holthus, J-Rodney A. Prescott, $21,600.
6—Zoned In, g, 4, Wild Zone--Crafty Ana, by Crafty Friend. O-Gary K Tussey, B-Clark/ Shearer (IN), $7,200.
5—Unbridle Fiona, g, 4, Unbridled America--Sister Fiona, by Defrere. O-Rapaduski, Neil and Contreras, Cipriano, B-Dennis Behrmann (IN), $3,600.
Winning Time: 1:11 3/5 (ft)
ZIA, 8TH, ALW, $29,500, 3YO/UP, 5 1/2F, 9-27.
8—CALIENTE CARSON, g, 4, Southwestern Heat--Precious Legs, by Parentheses. O-Welch, Barbara and McElligott, Lora T, B-Mike Welch (NM), T-J. Michael Welch, J-Luis H. Rodriguez, $17,700.
5—E Bar Gold, g, 3, Quinton's Gold--Al's Time, by Thatsusintheolbean. O-Sedillo, Tony and Terrones, Gregory, B-Donnell Echols (NM), $6,490.
6—Hit a Lick, g, 3, Attila's Storm--Accomodate, by Pleasantly Perfect. O-Dale Taylor, B-Spence, LLC (NM), $2,950.
Winning Time: 1:03 4/5 (ft)
PID, 1ST, ALW, $28,520, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5 1/2F, 9-27.
1A—FOOLS MAGIC, m, 6, Lite the Fuse--Texas Stripe, by Service Stripe. O-Ronald W Rogers, B-Elizabeth R Houghton (PA), T-Ronald W. Rogers, J-Antonio A. Gallardo, $16,800.
1—My Juliana, f, 3, Rimrod--Tintalating, by Seventy-Five Rock (IRE). O-Ronald W Rogers, B-La Bet Inc & Mark Reid (PA), $5,600.
7—Sweeter Surprise, f, 4, Fairbanks--Tanwi Spring, by Mt. Livermore. O-Jonathan E Sheppard, B-Jonathan Sheppard (PA), $2,800.
Winning Time: 1:04 1/5 (ft)
ZIA, 7TH, ALW, $25,000, 3YO/UP, 1M, 9-27.
5—COWBOY COOL, g, 3, Divine Park--Academie d'Amour, by Royal Academy. ($3,000 '14 KEESEP). O-Green, Greg and Green, Darwin, B-Brereton C Jones (KY), T-Greg Green, J-Glen Murphy, $15,000.
2—Corleoneconnection, c, 4, Brother Derek--Millionheiress, by Roo Art. O-Harper, Perry and Harper, Shannon R, B-Shannon R Harper (NM), $5,500.
6—Better Than Magic, g, 3, My Golden Song--Most Magic, by Magic Cat. O-Herron, Jackie and Sylvia, B-Clarence Scharbauer Jr (TX), $2,500.
Winning Time: 1:36 3/5 (ft)
FL, 5TH, ALW, $19,200, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M 70Y, 9-27.
1—LOVELY LANIE, m, 5, One Nice Cat--Waltz Me Matilda, by Cryptoclearance. O-Preferred Pals Stable, B-LL Racing, LLC (NY), T-Chris J. Englehart, J-John R. Davila, Jr., $11,520.
3—Beach Princess, f, 3, Alex's Pal--Beach Barbicue, by Tabasco Cat. ($1,200 '14 FTNOCT; $12,000 2015 OBSJUN). O-Betty Jean Murphy, B-Albert Geldmacher (NY), $3,840.
7—Pachamama, f, 3, Elusive Charlie--Disco Dora, by Disco Rico. O-Sinatra Thoroughbred Racing, B-Dr Steven Sinatra (NY), $1,920.
Winning Time: 1:47 2/5 (ft)
MNR, 3RD, ALW, $17,664, 3YO/UP, 6F, 9-26.
1—MONTAUK COVE, g, 3, Circular Quay--Awanda, by Awad. ($9,000 '13 OBSOCT). O-The Nolan Family, LLC, B-Janet Erwin (FL), T-Charles A. Walker, J-Wilkin Ortiz, $10,672.
8—Aqua Solis, g, 3, Harlan's Holiday--Lilly Fa Pootz, by Gilded Time. ($100,000 '14 FTKOCT). O-Gene Burkholder, B-Black Rock Thoroughbreds, LLLP (KY), $3,680.
2—Weavers Ice Cold, g, 3, Quiet American--Gold n Eskimo, by Seeking the Gold. ($45,000 '14 KEESEP; $120,000 2015 OBSMAR). O-Loooch Racing Stables, Inc, B-KC Garrett Farm LLC (OH), $1,840.
Winning Time: 1:12 2/5 (ft)
MNR, 7TH, ALW, $15,876, 3YO/UP, 5 1/2F, 9-26.
3—FAMOUS FIGHTER, g, 7, Pride of Burkaan--Wheezer, by Signal Tap. O-Sandra J Witherow, B-Sandra Witherow (WV), T-Sandra J. Witherow, J-Erik Barbaran, $9,396.
5—Brilliantbydesign, g, 3, First Dude--Royal Fudge, by Carson City. O-Integrity Racing Stable and Patella, Thomas, B-Kathleen Amaya, Alexandro Centofanti & Raffaele Centofanti (FL), $3,240.
7—Oldfashion Justice, c, 3, Old Fashioned--Justanotion, by Smoke Glacken. O-Ronald Hines, B-Holly Springs Stables (KY), $1,620.
Winning Time: 1:06 2/5 (ft)
FE, 3RD, ALW, $14,061, 3YO/UP, 1 1/16M, 9-27.
5—NARROW ESCAPE, c, 3, Sky Conqueror--Certainly Special, by Distorted Humor. O-JMC's Racing Stable, Dehan, Warren and Nixon, Justin J, B-J Horner (ON), T-Justin J. Nixon, J-Melanie Pinto, $8,437.
6—Araz, g, 4, Mast Track--Judiths Tiger, by Hold That Tiger. O-Hurst, Richard J and Backus, Tonya, B-Wolfecreek Stables (ON), $2,812.
3—Bring On the Bull, g, 4, Giant Gizmo--Ace It, by Cape Canaveral. O-Padayachee, Dave and Ryan, Jeanne M, B-Gayle Bosscher & Denyse McClachrie (ON), $1,406.
Winning Time: 1:42 4/5 (ft)

North American Maiden Winners
Encaustic--Shesadreamcatcher by Yonaguska; ROGERS DREAM, g, 2, FL, Mcl 15000, 9-27, 5 1/2f, 1:07 4/5. B-Banahan Farms (NY.).   ***FIRST WINNER SIRE
Gary D--Run the Flag by Cherokee Run; TRES HUEVOS, g, 2, PID, Msw, 9-27, 5 1/2f, 1:05 2/5. B-Don L Ming (FL.).
Include--Ride Em Cowgirl (MSW$286,958), by Mazel Trick; BELGRADE BREEZE, f, 2, IND, Msw, 9-27, 6f, 1:11 2/5. B-Clarkland Farm (KY.). $67,000 '15 KEESEP; $75,000 2016 OBSAPR.
Old Fashioned--Exotic Wishes by A.P. Indy; UNDERWOOD, c, 2, ZIA, Msw, 9-27, 6f, 1:11 2/5. B-Jack Sims (IA.). $16,000 2016 BESMAY.
Pass Rush--Announce of Charm by Announce; DEPUTY GERARD, c, 2, IND, Moc 25000, 9-27, 5 1/2f, 1:06 3/5. B-Ledgerwood Farms (IN.).
Archarcharch--Count On Wisdom by Sky Classic; GATEWAY ARCH, g, 3, PID, Mcl 7500, 9-26, 1m 70y, 1:43 4/5. B-The 2N6 Ranch, Inc. (KY.). $25,000 '14 KEESEP.
Bellamy Road--Bafferta by In Excess (IRE); RED DRAGON TATTOO, c, 3, PRX, Msw, 9-27, 6 1/2f, 1:17 2/5. B-Patrick Alexander Randal (KY.). $15,000 '14 FTKOCT; $37,000 2015 OBSOCT.
Benton Creek--Sonoita Sunset by Regal Classic; REGAL SUNSET, f, 3, PM, Msw, 9-27, 5f, :59 4/5. B-H & E Ranch (AZ.). $5,200 '14 ARZOCT.
Birdstone--Genie's Wish by Eugene's Third Son; A MITEY MAN, c, 3, MNR, Mcl 5000, 9-26, 6f, 1:14 4/5. B-Don Myers (ON.). C$3,300 2015 ONTNOV.
Demon Warlock--Climb Every Wave by Thunder Gulch; CRIMSON WARLOCK, g, 3, PM, Mcl 3200, 9-27, 5f, :59 3/5. B-John Roche (WA.).
Don Corleone--Secret Notes by Read the Footnotes; COLOSSUS, g, 3, FL, Mcl 5000, 9-27, 1m, 1:45 3/5. B-Gerald B. Strickland (NY.).
E Dubai--Lost Letters by Alphabet Soup; ALFAR, f, 3, PRX, Mcl 10000, 9-27, 1m 70y, 1:49 1/5. B-Osprey Thoroughbred Racing, LLC (PA.). $4,000 '14 OBSAUG.
Hey Chub--Princess Nyla by Lion Hearted; CHUBITO, g, 3, FL, Mcl 5000, 9-27, 5f, 1:00 2/5. B-Joe-Dan Farm (NJ.). $5,000 2016 FTMWIN.
Old Forester--One Quiet Cat ($319,129), by Catienus; SCATTERED STYLE, f, 3, FE, Mcl 5000, 9-27, 1m 70y, 1:44 4/5. B-Ben Hutzel (ON.). C$7,500 '14 ONTSEP.
Proud Citizen--Mythical Brownie by Lord Avie; PRIDE OF SARATOGA, f, 3, FL, Msw, 9-27, 1m 70y, 1:48 . B-McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC (NY.). $80,000 '14 FTNAUG. *1/2 to Big Brownie (MSW$269,284).
Street Boss--Zigember by Danzig; TYRANNICAL, f, 3, PID, Msw, 9-26, 1m 70y, 1:42 4/5. B-Darley (KY.). *1/2 to The Cliff's Edge (G1$1,265,258).
Tale of Ekati--Woofys Power by Bold Executive; A POWERFUL TALE, g, 4, FE, Mcl 7500, 9-27, 1 1/16m, 1:48 . B-Larry Cappuccitti (ON.).
Utopia (JPN)--Queen Supreme by King of Kings (IRE); C THE KING, g, 4, PID, Mcl 25000, 9-26, 6f, 1:11 3/5. B-Castlebrook Thoroughbreds, LLC (FL.). *1/2 to Channel Lady (MG3$344,260).

Top Speed/Class ratings


Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (9/19-9/25) - 3&up Dirt Routes
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Chocopologie 4C 1 1/8m (gd) RP 9/25 Governor's Cup S. 98
Are You Kidding Me 6H 1 1/8m (ft) WO 9/24 Durham Cup S. 97
Fox Rules 7G 1 1/16m (ft) FL 9/19 Genesee Valley Breeders' S. 97
Cyrus Alexander 4C 1 1/16m (ft) PRX 9/24 Pa Derby Champion S. 96
Eightthehardway 4G 1 1/16m (ft) TDN 9/24 Catlaunch S. 86
Sweater Weather 5M 1 1/16m (ft) WO 9/25 Classy 'n Smart S. 84
Staffins Vision 4G 1 1/16m (ft) LBG 9/24 B Cup Three Year Old and Up Classic S. 73
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (9/19-9/25) - 3&up Dirt Sprints
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Ivan Fallunovalot 6G 6f (gd) RP 9/25 David M. Vance Sprint S. 95
Sneakin Cat 4G a5 1/2f (ft) LBG 9/24 B Cup Sprint S. 94
Moment Is Right 3F 6f (gd) RP 9/25 Flashy Lady S. 92
Sarah Sis 4F 6 1/2f (ft) PID 9/19 Presque Isle Downs Masters S. 89
Dance With Effie 4F 5 1/2f (ft) PM 9/25 Multnomah Falls H. 88
Grinder Sparksaglo 5G 5 1/2f (ft) PM 9/25 Inaugural H. 88
Officer's Charm 6M a5 1/2f (ft) LBG 9/24 B Cup Fillies and Mares Sprint S. 86
The Kid Don 7G 5f (ft) ED 9/23 Cam-Plex S. 86
Lillie Abbie 8M 7f (ft) LBG 9/24 B Cup Filly and Mare S. 81
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (9/19-9/25) - 3&up Turf
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Mrs McDougal 4F 1m (gd) BEL 9/24 Noble Damsel S. 97
Fourstar Crook 4F 1 1/8m (fm) BEL 9/25 John Hettinger S. 95
Taghleeb 5H 1 1/8m (fm) RP 9/25 Remington Green S. 94
Blacktype (FR) 5G 1m (fm) LRL 9/24 Commonwealth Turf Cup S. 92
Kharafa 7G 1 1/8m (gd) BEL 9/24 Ashley T. Cole S. 89
Penguini 4F 1 1/16m (fm) RP 9/25 Ricks Memorial S. 89
Granny's Kitten 4C 1 1/16m (fm) PRX 9/24 Alphabet Soup H. 88
Ibaka 5G 7 1/2f (fm) RP 9/25 Red Earth S. 87
Gianna's Dream 3F 7 1/2f (fm) RP 9/25 Bob Barry Memorial S. 86
Rose Brier 7G 1 1/16m (fm) LRL 9/24 Bert Allen S. 84
Moon River 4C 5 1/2f (fm) LRL 9/24 Punch Line S. 83
Rapid Rhythm 4F 5 1/2f (fm) LRL 9/24 Oakley S. 83
Skipalute 4F 1 1/16m (fm) LRL 9/24 Brookmeade S. 80
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (9/19-9/25) - 2 year olds (Dirt)
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Cool Arrow 2C 6f (gd) RP 9/25 Kip Deville S. 82
Jurojin 2G 1 1/16m (ft) WO 9/25 Kingarvie S. 80
Waltzing Attila 2F 6f (ft) ALB 9/25 New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity 72
Ma's Miracle Run 2F a6f (ft) LBG 9/24 B Cup 2 Year Olds S. 53
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (9/19-9/25) - 3 year olds (Dirt & Turf)
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Deeply Undervalued 3C 1 1/8m (fm) LRL 9/24 Commonwealth Derby presented by the Virginia Equin 105
My Impression 3F 1 1/8m (fm) LRL 9/24 Commonwealth Oaks presented by the Virginia Equine 104
Noholdingback Bear 3C 6f (ft) PRX 9/24 Gallant Bob S. 104
Songbird 3F 1 1/16m (ft) PRX 9/24 Cotillion S. 103
Connect 3C 1 1/8m (ft) PRX 9/24 Pennsylvania Derby 101
Unbridled Mo 3F 1 1/16m (gd) RP 9/25 Remington Park Oaks 101
Texas Chrome 3C 1 1/8m (gd) RP 9/25 Oklahoma Derby 99
Accelerate 3C 1 1/8m (ft) LRC 9/24 Los Alamitos Derby S. 91
Caren 3F 1m (fm) WO 9/24 Ontario Colleen S. 91
Mines and Magic 3F 7f (ft) CD 9/24 Dogwood S. 89
Rock N Sake 3G 1m (fm) LAD 9/24 A. L. (Red) Erwin S. 86
My Queen Olivia 3F 1m (fm) LAD 9/24 Elge Rasberry S. 78
Slewfoot 3F a6f (ft) LBG 9/24 B Cup 3 Year Old Fillies S. 66
Big Buddy 3G a6f (ft) LBG 9/24 B Cup 3 Year Olds S. 64


Horse   Track   Dist(Cond)   Date   BRIS Class
Connect   PRX   1 1/8m (ft)   9/24   123.5
Songbird   PRX   1 1/16m (ft)   9/24   123.4
Chocopologie   RP   1 1/8m (gd)   9/25   120.4
Tough Sunday   LRC   6f (ft)   9/24   120.3
Mrs McDougal   BEL   1m (gd)   9/24   120.2
Noholdingback Bear   PRX   6f (ft)   9/24   119.7
Texas Chrome   RP   1 1/8m (gd)   9/25   119.6
Cyrus Alexander   PRX   1 1/16m (ft)   9/24   119.6
Sarah Sis   PID   6 1/2f (ft)   9/19   119.5
Unbridled Mo   RP   1 1/16m (gd)   9/25   119.3
Kharafa   BEL   1 1/8m (gd)   9/24   119.3
Cadeyrn   BEL   7f (my)   9/24   119.2
O T B Bob   CD   1m (ft)   9/25   119.2
Blacktype (FR)   LRL   1m (fm)   9/24   119.1
Gin Makes Ya Sin   PRX   6f (ft)   9/24   119.1


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