Breeders' Cup Juvenile Ultimate Year-End Goal for Bashford Manor Winner Circle Unbroken
From Churchill Downs:
The victory by Travis Morgeson V LLC’s Circle Unbroken in Saturday night’s 111th running of the Bashford Manor (Grade III) had the connections of the dark bay or brown son of Broken Vow thinking about the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) on Sunday morning.
“We don’t have a plan for his next race, but obviously the year-end goal will be the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile,” trainer Garry Simms said. “He came out of the race really well and he’s just a class act.”
The Bashford Manor was run at six furlongs and the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile will be run at 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita on Nov. 3.
“I think he’ll be able to stretch out,” Simms said. “He has finished his first two races very strong and gallops out really well.”
The Bashford Manor was the seventh win of the Spring Meet for Simms, who saddled only 10 starters during the meets 38-day run. Two of his other starters finished second. Simms also won the 112th running of the Debutante (GIII) for 2-year-old fillies with Blueeyesintherein on June 23 and is one of only five trainers to sweep the those graded stakes races for 2-year-olds at the Spring Meet.
“It’s been the best meet of my career, by far,” Simms said. “I have good horses and a good team; from my assistant trainer to the exercise riders to the hot walkers to the grooms. It’s a well-oiled machine.”
Circle Unbroken was named for the group of friends and family that have supported Simms during the last two years while he has battled multiple myeloma.