10/26/2011 12:52PM

Breeders' Cup: O'Brien pre-enters trio for Juvenile Turf


Top Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien will be well represented in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, even though he didn’t enter Power, who captured a Win and You’re In race in Ireland. O’Brien pre-entered Daddy Long Legs, Wrote, and Learn in the Grade 1 race, but the first preference for Group 2 winner Daddy Long Legs is the Grade 1 Juvenile on the dirt.

Wrote was a troubled third behind Daddy Long Legs in the Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes on Sept. 24 at Newmarket. The speedy Learn was a fading fourth behind his highly regarded stablemate, Camelot, in the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy on Oct. 22 at Doncaster.

The other pre-entered Europeans are Group 2 winner Caspar Netscher, who scored three times from nine sprint starts in England, and allowance winner Farraaj. Lucky Chappy won a stakes in Italy before being bought by Team Valor International, which anted-up $100,000 to supplement the son of High Chaparral, who was a slow-starting third in the Grade 3 Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland.

Trainer Dale Romans made the Juvenile Turf the first preference over the Juvenile for Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity winner Dullahan, but he said he’s on the fence regarding which race to run him in. Dullahan was a troubled third in the Grade 2 With Anticipation, a Win and You’re In stakes on the Saratoga turf.

The Juvenile Turf is the first preference over the Juvenile for Breeders’ Futurity runner-up Majestic City, who has never started on the grass.