Dullahan, Shackleford Satisfy Connections for Breeders' Cup
From the Dale Romans barn, Dullahan will be entered in the Juvenile after connections said they were impressed by his breeze this morning. Romans also said he is "really happy" with Shackleford.
“He looked good this morning, and he’s earned the chance to compete for the Juvenile championship and run on the dirt, so that’s what we’ll do,” owner Jerry Crawford of Donegal Racing said. “His pedigree says he should handle the dirt and he’s worked really well over it here and at Saratoga this summer.”
Dullahan, a half-brother to Mine That Bird, worked in company with Cars and Trucks and recorded fractions of :11.80, :23.40, :35.40, :47.80 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:15.60. He finished five lengths better than his workmate when crossing the wire. His stable had to decide whether to run him on dirt next Saturday or enter him in the Juvenile Turf.
“He looked good and strong,” trainer Dale Romans said. “We wanted him to be on the bit and get a strong work into him.”
Also working from the Romans barn in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup was Preakness winner Shackleford. The chestnut son of Forestry breezed a bullet five furlongs in :58.20 for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.
“He worked really well, and I’m happy with him,” Romans said. “We’re ready for Saturday.”
Working in company with De Price, Shackleford recorded fractions of :22.60, :33.80, :45.80 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:12.80.
--Edited Churchill Downs release with additional content by Dick Downey