By J.J. Hysell
According to Santa Anita press notes, trainer Patrick Biancone said Diamond Bachelor is “75 percent for the Juvenile and 25 percent for the Juvenile Turf.”
If Diamond Bachelor tries the Juvenile, it will mark his first start on dirt. The son of War Front is two for three on grass for his career, his lone loss a runner-up finish to Aotearoa in the Zuma Beach Stakes on Oct. 6.
Bob Baffert indicated newcomer Tap It Rich, who tallied an impressive last-to-first rally in his debut at Santa Anita on Oct. 12, is possible for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
“I might run him in an ‘a-other-than’ for $2 million,” Baffert said. The son of Tapit is half-brother of Adriano, who won the Lane’s End Stakes and the Kent Stakes in 2008.
“We were high on him going in, and he really validated it when he ran like that,” Baffert said in the notes.
Dermot Weld trainee Flying Jib, daughter of Oasis Dream and winner of the Staffordstown Stud Stakes at The Curragh, is possible for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf according to racinguk.com. http://www.racinguk.com/news/article/23162/jib-makes-an-impression
There’s also a chance the Marco Botti-trained Al Thakhira, daughter of Dubawi, could venture to Santa Anita for the Juvenile Fillies Turf after her win in the Vision.ae Rockfel Stakes. http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/report/587627/al-thakhira-stakes-claim
According to this article in the Daily Mail, trainer Aiden O’Brien is considering Giovanni Boldini, a son of War Front who won a listed race at Dundalk Friday, and Wilshire Boulevard, a son of Holy Roman Emperor and runner-up in the Gimcrack Stakes, for the Breeders’ Cup. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/racing/article-2457506/Trainer-Aiden-OBrien-bring-Magician-action-British-Champions-Day-Ascot.html