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Breeders' Cup: Entries with comments for Friday's races

Princess of Sylmar with Mike Smith up ran past Beholder and Garrett Gomez as they neared the finish of the 139th running of the Kentucky Oaks May 3, 2013 at Churchill Downs. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff
Princess of Sylmar with Mike Smith up ran past Beholder and Garrett Gomez as they neared the finish of the 139th running of the Kentucky Oaks May 3, 2013 at Churchill Downs. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff Herald-Leader

Friday's Breeders' Cup entries

MARATHON

6th—$500,000 (Grade II), 3-year-olds and up, 13/4 miles

1 Old Time Hockey J. Lezcano 8-1

2 Cease D. Cohen 8-1

3 Commander A. Gryder 6-1

4 Ever Rider G. Stevens 7-2

5 Suns Out Guns Out J. Leparoux 10-1

6 Indian Jones A. Castillo 5-1

7 London Bridge M. Smith 8-1

8 Blueskiesnrainbows M. Pedroza 6-1

9 Pool Play E. Da Silva 8-1

10 Worldly D. Flores 6-1

Comment: This isn't the stoutest field in the world, even as far as the Marathon's history goes, but Argentine invader Ever Rider is looking to emulate Calidoscopio's victory a year ago. Six-year-old Worldly hasn't won since 2011 but was a good third to Fort Larned in the Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs.

JUVENILE TURF

9th—$1,000,000 (Grade I), 2-year-old colts & geldings, 1 mile (turf)

1 All Cash L. Saez 30-1

2 Giovanni Boldini R. Moore 7-2

3 Got Shades G. Stevens 30-1

4 Outstrip M. Smith 4-1

5 Bobby's Kitten J. Castellano 5-2

6 Home School R. Bejarano 30-1

7 Aotearoa C. Nakatani 12-1

8 Bon Accord J. Rosario 20-1

9 Wilshire Boulevard W. Buick 8-1

10 Ontology M. Gutierrez 30-1

11 Poker Player C. Hill 12-1

12 Shamshon R. Hughes 12-1

13 Bashart J. Velazquez 6-1

Comment: Of the seven entrants Ramsey Farm has for this year's Breeders' Cup, Ken Ramsey is planning to bet most aggressively on Bobby's Kitten in this spot. The son of Kitten's Joys toyed with rivals in his previous two starts, including a 61/4length win in the Grade III Pilgrim Stakes going 11⁄16 miles on the Belmont turf Oct. 6.

DIRT MILE

7th—$1,000,000 (Grade I), 3-year-olds and up, 1 mile

1 Taptowne B. Hernandez 15-1

2 Golden Ticket J. Rosario 12-1

3 Hymn Book J. Castellano 15-1

4 Brujo de Olleros A. Garcia 8-1

5 Fed Biz M. Garcia 6-1

6 Broadway Empire R. Walcott 12-1

7 Alpha J. Bravo 8-1

8 Holy Lute M. Smith 20-1

9 Centralinteligence V. Espinoza 15-1

10 Verrazano J. Velazquez 3-1

11 Pants on Fire P. Lopez 6-1

12 Goldencents R. Bejarano 4-1

13 ae-Easter Gift J. Rosario 15-1

Comment: The high cruising speed of multiple Grade I winner Verrazano should be tailor made for a potential romp here, but with Goldencents also likely to be prompting the issue, things could set up beautifully for veteran Grade I winner Hymn Book to close in what is scheduled to be his final career start.

JUVENILE FILLIES TURF

8th—$1,000,000 (Grade I), 2-year-old fillies, 1 mile (turf)

1 Nesso M. Garcia 20-1

2 Al Thakhira R. Moore 6-1

3 Colonel Joan J. Talamo 20-1

4 Kitten Kaboodle J. Velazquez 12-1

5 Granny Mc's Kitten J. Castellano 20-1

6 Vorda O. Peslier 4-1

7 Street Sailing A. Garcia 15-1

8 Chriselliam R. Hughes 6-1

9 Dancing House M. Smith 20-1

10 Clenor R. Bejarano 8-1

11 Ready to Act J. Rosario 8-1

12 Testa Rossi J. Lezcano 8-1

13 Sky Painter L. Saez 15-1

14 My Conquestadory E. Da Silva 9-2

Comment: Trainer Mark Casse considered scratching Grade I winner My Conquestadory after she drew the outside post No. 14, but she proved she could overcome oodles of issues when she won the Darley Alcibiades at Keeneland. European contenders are always dangerous on the lawn and Vorda was second to unbeaten No Nay Never in the Group I Prix Morny in France.

DISTAFF

10th—$2,000,000 (Grade I), fillies & mares 3-years-old and up, 11/8 miles

1 Street Girl A. Castillo 30-1

2 Authenticity J. Velazquez 8-1

3 Close Hatches J. Rosario 6-1

4 Royal Delta M. Smith 8-5

5 Beholder G. Stevens 5-2

6 Princess of Sylmar J. Castellano 9-5

Comment: Can the princess beat the queen again? Kentucky Oaks winner Princess of Sylmar ran down two-time defending Distaff winner Royal Delta in the Grade I Beldame, but champion Beholder has been building much buzz with her training over her home-base Santa Anita track.

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