"Right now he's looking excellent."
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The best races. The best venues. Win and You're In.
The Breeders' Cup Challenge Series presented by America's Best Racing consists of the best races from around the world and awards each winner an automatic and free entry into the Breeders' Cup World Championships on November 2 & 3 at Churchill Downs. It's simple, they win and they're in. In 2018, NBC Sports will televise 11 live Breeders' Cup Challenge broadcasts featuring more than 20 Win and You're In races.
This is the last-of-10 weekly news releases focusing on the horses and races leading to the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 at Churchill Downs.
This is the ninth of 10 weekly news releases focusing on the horses and races leading to the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 at Churchill Downs.
Concrete Rose ran herself right into the Breeders’ Cup with a dominant performance Wednesday in the 28th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Jessamine Stakes on the Keeneland turf.
An overdrawn field of 16 is set to contest this year’s running of the Grade 2, $200,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland Race Course. The event serves as a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” event for the Juvenile Fillies Turf on November 3 at Churchill Downs.
Fierce Scarlett, a sharp maiden winner last month over the Belmont turf in her second start, is “an improving filly” who “fits with this field,” Brown said. Indeed, as the 7-2 program favorite in an oversubscribed lineup of 2-year-old fillies entered for the Grade 2, $200,000 Jessamine, Fierce Scarlett would seem to stand a solid chance to give Brown his third victory in this 1 1/16-mile turf race, following Kitten Kaboodle (2013) and Rushing Fall (2017).
Jaywalk had never raced beyond 5 1/2 furlongs in her first three starts, but trainer John Servis didn’t think distance would be an issue when he opted to stretch the 2-year-old filly out to a mile in Sunday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Frizette Stakes at Belmont Park.