Keep Quiet (Fr)
Keep Quiet (FR)
Gary Barber’s Keep Quiet comes into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf in top form for trainer Mark Casse and gives his conditioner a chance to make up for Airoforce’s loss as the favorite in last year’s event. Like Airoforce, Keep Quiet exits a victory in the Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland, but unlike his predecessor, he has proven to be quite handy during the race. A stalker who can sit up close to or on the pace, the son of Elusive City — Group 1-winning 2-year-old — has a nice kick home that has propelled him to two wins in five starts, including a gate-to-wire romp when graduating at Saratoga.
Mark Casse trains a stakes-focused operation that has flourished over the last few years, including picking up his first two Breeders’ Cup victories last year in the Mile with Tepin and Juvenile Fillies Turf with Catch a Glimpse — the latter owned by Barber.
Barber is the chairman and CEO of MGM, co-founder of Spyglass Entertainment, and has owned Thoroughbreds for many years in his trademark pink silks. Already having earned nearly $2 million with his horses on the year, while striking at 17%, the star of his stable easily has been Catch a Glimpse. A native of South Africa, Barber has owned or partly owned other top horses, including Canadian champion Lexie Lou, and the pair of Delegation (2012 Dirt Mile) and Cost of Freedom (2009 Sprint), who were each third in Breeders’ Cup races.