Dennis’ Moment Had the Quickest Work at Churchill Downs

Written By Cheryle Kaus on October 15, 2019 - Last Updated on March 3, 2020

Highlighted by the 5 furlong breeze in only :58 4/5 at Iroquois Stakes victor Dennis’ Moment, four runners from Kentucky saddled up at Churchill Downs on October 11, to prepare for the Breeders’ Cup next month, which will take place at Santa Anita Park.

Dennis’ Moment provided the fastest time from a total of 42 works at the same distance.

He is considered a “Win and You’re In” contender by virtue of his victory on September 14th,  at Churchill Downs and is geared towards the $2 million TVG Juvenile racing event that will take place at Santa Anita Racetrack on 1 November, where the Dale Romans trainee is believed to be one of the favorites.

The son of Tiznow, who is currently two years old, is owned by the Albaugh Family Stables.

The colt will be scheduled to breeze once more at Churchill Downs on 18 October before he flies to California on 20 October to complete his training for the Juvenile at Santa Anita Park.

The other breezing on Friday at Churchill Downs included Covfefe, who managed to sped 5 furlongs in a mere 1:00, along with Mr. Money and Andesite, who both managed to cover the distance in :48.

Winner of the Longines Test Stakes, Covfefe, is a lead contender for the Filly and Mare Sprint that will take place on November 2nd, while Mr. Money and Andesite are probable starters for the Juvenile Turf that will take place on November 1st along with the Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile on 2 November.

Bret Calhoun is the trainer for Mr. Money, while Brad Cox is the trainer for both Andesite and Covfefe.

Due to the fact that Mr. Money hasn’t raced beyond 1⅛, trainer Calhoun believes that the Dirt Mile is more preferable as opposed to the Longines Classic with a distance of 1¼ mile.

Although he might be fine for the longer race, they don’t want to experiment just yet and would rather want to stick with something that they truly know.

A day earlier, Serengeti Empress, winner of the Longines Kentucky Oaks, worked a half mile in a mere :49 at Churchill Downs towards a start in either the Filly and Mare Sprint or the Longines Distaff.

Tom Amoss, her trainer, plans to enter her in both races that will take place on 2 November, where the Distaff will be her first preference.

On Thursday, approximately 72 miles away from Churchill Downs in Keeneland, Mike Anderson and Apogee Bloodstock Racing’s Abscond managed to record the same time on the main track in a 4 furlong move.

Winning the Natalma Stakes by a nose, she is geared towards the Juvenile Fillies Turf on November 1st. She will also have more work before she makes her way to California to work again at Santa Anita Park before the big race.,

Abscond, the daughter of Blame, has managed to race exclusively on grass with her first race at Ellis Park along with a runner-up finish that took place at the Saratoga Race Course in the Bolton Landing Stakes against Kimari before she took the Natalma Stakes against Walk in Marrakesh.

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