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Breeders' Cup Notes from Churchill Downs and Keeneland


Hansen, runaway winner of the Kentucky Cup Juvenile at Turfway Park, worked five furlongs in 1:04 (2/4) at the Trackside Training Center today. Trained by Mike Maker, Hansen is a hopeful for the Grey Goose Juvenile.

Switch, a big-name prospect for the Sentient Jet Filly & Mare Sprint, worked a half-mile in :47.40 (2/20) and galloped out five furlongs in 1:01 at Keeneland today. Switch is scheduled to van to Churchill Downs tomorrow. It was her first work since she was third in the Grade II Thoroughbred Club of America at Keeneland on Oct. 8. After that race, trainer John Sadler returned to his Southern California base and left the 4-year-old Quiet American filly at Keeneland with trainer Mike Stidham.

“She’s going to leave tomorrow for Churchill, but he wanted to get a work in here because she’s really training good on the track here,” Stidham said. Ridden by Stidham’s assistant, Hillary Pridham, Switch galloped out in 1:01.

Also at Keeneland, Pleasant Prince, who's expected in the Breeders’ Cup Marathon, worked six furlongs in 1:13.20 (1/2). Trainer Wesley Ward said Pleasant Prince and his Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint hopefuls Holiday for Kitten and Great Attack would remain at Keeneland through the Fall Meeting that ends this weekend. Holiday for Kitten and Great Attack are expected to work on the Keeneland turf course on Thursday.

Shotgun Gulch is scheduled to be vanned to Churchill Downs on Oct. 29 from Remington Park for a run in the Filly & Mare Sprint. Winner of the Grade I Vinery Madison at Keeneland in April, Shotgun Gulch finished fifth in the Grade I Humana Distaff in May in her lone start at Churchill Downs.

Camp Victory, the winner of the Los Angeles Handicap who was second in both the Grade I Triple Bend Handicap and Grade I Pat O’Brien this year, has been confirmed for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint by trainer Mike Mitchell.  He  will be ridden by eight-time Churchill Downs leading rider Julien Leparoux.

Chamberlain Bridge, winner of last year’s Turf Sprint over the Matt Winn Turf Course, is scheduled to work on the main track beneath the Twin Spires on Wednesday morning; however, inclement weather could push the work back to Thursday.

Wilkinson, third at long odds in the Grade I Jamaica Handicap at Belmont Park in his most recent start, breezed four furlongs in :50.00 (15/35) Tuesday morning for trainer Neil Howard.

Marketing Mix, runner-up to Together in the Grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland last Saturday, is scheduled to make her next start in the Grade II Mrs. Revere at Churchill Downs on Nov. 12. Trainer Tom Proctor had previously stated that Marketing Mix would be given the rest of the year off. “What changed my mind? $175,000," Proctor said.

--Content from edited Churchill Downs and Keeneland releases


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