NEW YORK (August 27, 2014) - NBC Sports’ Horse Racing analyst Randy Moss has moved Jungle Racing’s undefeated 3-year-old gelding Shared Belief to the No. 1 positon in the latest “Randy’s Rankings” of the Top 10 Breeders’ Cup contenders for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, which will be run on Saturday, November 1 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be broadcast live and in primetime on NBC.
Following his dominating victory in Sunday’s “Win and You’re In” $1 million, 1 ¼ mile TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar, in which Shared Belief earned an automatic starting position into the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Moss moved the dark bay son of Candy Ride (ARG) past Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome to the top of the chart.
Said Moss of Shared Belief on breederscup.com: “Unbeaten and essentially untested, his 115 Beyer Speed Figure from the Pacific Classic is the highest recorded by a 3-year-old this year. He may or may not be superior to California Chrome, but he ascends to the No. 1 spot because he is one step ahead in the race to the Breeders’ Cup Classic: He has now beaten older horses at a strongly run 1¼ miles, overcame a bit of adversity from an awkward start, and did so in a running time usually fast enough to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic.”
See the complete list of Randy’s Rankings at http://challenge.breederscup.com/randys-rankings
Owned in partnership by sports radio personality Jim Rome and Jerry Hollendorfer, and trained by Hollendorfer, Shared Belief was last year’s 2-year-old champion, but missed the Triple Crown races due to a foot injury. He has won all three of his starts since returning in May, and could be slated to run in the “Win and You’re In” Awesome Again Stakes at 1 1/8 miles, televised live on NBCSN, at Santa Anita on September 27 as his final Classic prep race.