7-time Breeders’ Cup winning sire has 100/1 runner in the Classic

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Champion sire More Than Ready is a stunning stallion whose name is recognised in every part of the racing world. He was one of the youngest horses in history to achieve 100 stakes winners and 1,000 winners. He has sired Graded stakes winners in 12 different countries, siring Grade 1 winners in seven of those. The star has sired 7 Breeders’ Cup winners and has three of his progeny running at Keeneland on Saturday. Let’s take a look into the three runners in more detail.

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf

The Chad Brown-trained Rushing Fall will try to overcome adversity stepping up to a mile and a quarter for the first time. The $2 million contest promises to be a belter and there is reason to believe that she can cope with the trip. Her trainer is a four-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. This wouldn’t be the first filly of his to step up in trip to win the race. They tend to handle distance better with age. She is a classy horse, winning 11 of her 14 starts including 6 Grade 1 races. A five-time winner around Keeneland, she certainly knows her way around here which is advantageous.

Breeders’ Cup Mile

The $2 million Breeders’ Cup FanDuel Mile has managed to attract last year’s winner who is back with a chance. Uni is the defending champion and she’s back to show her male counterparts how it’s done. She will be making just her fourth start of the season so should be fresh. Another More Than Ready runner to be trained by Chad Brown, she disappointed in her first two starts of the year. Third in the Grade 1 Just A Game Stakes at Belmont, she then ran a shocking 7th at Saratoga. However, she bounced back and won at Keeneland on October the 3rd and she might be peaking at the right time.

Breeders’ Cup Classic

More Than Ready is one of the most successful sires ever in Breeders’ Cup history. It is interesting that one of his progeny is a runner in the Classic, and is a whopping 100-1. On the face of it, Title Ready has no chance in the feature race of the week. He is 0-14 in Stakes races and has only won 2 of his 17 career starts. If there is one thing that might give him a squeak, both of those wins have been here at Keeneland. He is a closer so will rely on a frenetic pace up front which he is likely to get. Without doubt, he is nowhere near a likely winner but with course form to his name, he might just spring a surprise and hit third late on.

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