There’s a big competition coming up this weekend in California– other than Galway Downs. Coming up this Friday and Saturday is the Breeders’ Cup, at Santa Anita Park. I’m hoping to see Lexington fan favorite Wise Dan repeat again in the Mile, but he’ll be coming in off a rare loss at Keeneland. Royal Delta looks for her third win in the Distaff (aka “Ladies Classic,” thank goodness the name Distaff has returned). The only other 3-time BC winner? Super mare Goldikova, who beat the boys three consecutive years in the Mile. The Classic field is pretty wide open, with hot three-year-olds Will Take Charge and Palace Malice going up against older campaigners Game On Dude and 2012 winner Fort Larned. And let’s not forget the Lazarus-like return of Paynter, who battled colitis and made it back to racing’s main stage. [Check out all the entries at Breederscup.com]
Today’s video is courtesy of EquiSight; ride along with Jose Valdivia Jr. on Jeranimo as he puts in his final work before the Turf Sprint on Saturday. Jeranimo worked five furlongs in 1:00.4.