• Breeding Programs:

Goldencents geared up for BC Dirt Mile (G1)

Into Mischief

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Into Mischief's Goldencents will try to duplicate his Santa Anita Derby (G1) effort when he takes to the southern California track once again on Friday in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1).

The 3-year-old trained by Doug O'Neill didn't get any breaks at the draw when he was assigned to post 12, the far outside in the full gate.

“That probably wouldn’t have been among the top five choices for us,” O’Neill joked after the draw. “But we’re outside of Verrazano, who looks like the speed of the race, and hopefully we can break clean and follow in right behind him.

“The most important thing is Goldencents continues to train well and Rafael Bejarano is on him for the second time. That’s a huge plus for us.”

After a pair of rough races in the Triple Crown, O'Neill freshened the stable star. He has come back strong, with three runner-up finishes, all in either Grade 1 or 2 company at shorter distances than the Mile.

Since his half-length defeat in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Oct. 5, Goldencents has worked spectacularly, highlighted by a bullet five furlong move in 58 2/5 seconds on Oct. 25.

The Dirt Mile is race 8 on Friday, with a scheduled post of 6:05 pm ET.
View All News

Top Stories

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Trouble for Skylar rolled to an eight-length maiden special weight win on July 26 at Saratoga in the racing debut for the bay 2-year-old Into Mischief filly...
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Final Copy posted his third straight winning performance in Sunday’s $100,000 Toronto Cup on the Woodbine turf course...
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Curious Rumor held off the late charge of Per La Bella to score by a head in her maiden special weight debut Saturday at Emerald Downs...
Login