Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Travers-Breeders Cup Classic Double

In case your wondering if any horse has ever won both the Travers Stakes and the Breeders Cup Classic in the 25 years of the BC event, the answer is no. Thought we had a shot last year with Street Sense but he finished 4th in the Classic on his way to the breeding shed.

Who knows, maybe if Curlin does not take to the surface this year maybe the Travers Stakes winner goes on to take the Classic Crown. Certainly the morning line odds of the Travers winner Colonel John of 20-1 are attractive. He also has experience on these all weather or synthetic or whatever you call him fake surfaces and has won on them. He worked fine on the surface on Tuesday going an easy 4 furlongs in 49.50. Garrett Gomez has decided to jump on Go Between (morning line of 8-1) so Edgar Prado gets the mount aboard Colonel John.

I really see Curlin gutting this one out and finding a way to win, but I would not be shocked to see Colonel John finish in the money.

1 comment:

Geno said...

Tiznow's have done well so far at Oak Tree...wouldn't be surprised to see the Colonel ITM!