English Channel Handicap - 12F Turf BC - COMPLETED! Jul 26, 2020 21:02:24 GMT -5
Post by Neco on Jul 26, 2020 21:02:24 GMT -5
Welcome to the first of four Win and You're In! races for an automatic berth into the Breeder's Cup Turf! The horse that wins this race gets an automatic berth into the Breeder's Cup Turf on SS and waives any entry fee. The rest of the horses will accumulate entry points for that race or any other BC race of their choosing.
+ Any level of horse may enter! Weights will be applied to level the playing field for any graded horses.
+ Please post the entire form when entering
+ Up to three horses per person, will race AT A MAX OF 14 HORSES
PLEASE NOTE. When entering, COUNT THE HORSES IN FRONT OF YOU. Only 14 horses max are allowed per race - please make sure when you enter, you are not over the limit. I do not want to have DQ anyone for any reason.
1st - 5 points to add to one stat of your choice
2nd - 4 points to add to one stat of your choice
3rd - 3 points to add to one stat of your choice
4th - 2 points for add to one stat of your choice
5th - 1 point to add to one stat of your choice
Horses That Have Already Qualified and May Not Enter Again
Breeder's Cup Points
1st – Automatic entry into BC Turf + 5pts
2nd – 4 pts
3rd – 3 pts
4th – 14th – 2 pts
Last week, Warpaint bulled his way to the wire with a furlong to go and had enough left in the tank to hold off the furious charge of the rest of the field, holding off a hard-closing Bandit by a diminishin half length. Today Bandit is back for more along with 9 other colts and fillies as we up the ante to 12 furlongs on the turf course for this year's English Channel Handicap!
Tokyo medalist Accendere leads the pack and this blazing fast filly will be in her element with an inside post and only a few other speed horses to get in her way if she can clear the field. Stablemate Candore will be watching from the back of the pack for a chink in Accendere's armor, and with a large field today, he'll have to put his agility in high gear to find a way through. Secret Silence rounds out the Rhapsody trio and will be tracking that speed around the course, looking for the perfect moment to strike. Dyllinger will be right there with her and while his form has tapered lately, he's still a big one to watch and a force to reckon with. 2000 Guineas winner Mokuso may have missed in the Epsom Derby but a inside post will help sharpen his speed and break, something he's been lacking in recent races. London Bridge rallied for a strong third last out in the Shergar, and will try to build on that today, while Eight Seconds makes his Breeders' Cup debut and will have to put his speed on overdrive to outrun some of these horses today. Bandit is the last of hte single digts off two solid second place finishes in both the Shergar and the Epsom Derby. Acorn winner Under The Mask is double digits despite her recent victories and near misses, while Checkers is the longest shot of all after a season filled with more downs than ups for the flashy son of Preakness winner Keen Ice.
A hurricane is bearing down on the East Coast just mere hours down the shore, but the sun is still fighting valiantly against the approaching thunderheads as we open the track for today's races! With 10 colts and fillies taking to the track like glittering jewels, it'll be a race against time, the elements and each other to earn that second coveted spot for this year's Breeders' Cup Turf.
The Road to the Breeders' Cup continues NOW on SS!