10/16/2015 7:51AM

Conquest Big E puts in impressive work

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Tepin, winning the Grade 1 First Lady at Keeneland, was among four Breeders' Cup workers sent out by Mark Casse at Keeneland on Friday.

Trainer Mark Casse worked a quartet of Breeders' Cup hopefuls on Friday morning at Churchill Downs, and perhaps stealing the show was the lone runner who has yet to make his stakes debut.

Keeneland maiden winner Conquest Big E, who is aiming for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile if he can get in, worked a solid five furlongs in 1:00, according to Churchill clockers. The colt, who had Shaun Bridgmohan aboard, easily outdistanced stablemate Conquest Windycity while galloping out. Conquest Windycity finished fourth in the Grade 3 Iroquois at Churchill Downs, then won a maiden race at Keeneland.

"Conquest Windycity's not a bad horse himself," Casse said. "I was surprised with how easily [Conquest Big E] handled him. He was impressive."

Casse waited to unveil Conquest Big E at Churchill's September meet, when the colt was a green second, beaten 1 1/4 lengths by subsequent Grade 1 winner Brody's Cause. Conquest Big E returned to win his second start in more professional fashion.

"How we only got beat a length by [Brody's Cause], I don't know, because he did everything wrong," Casse said.

Tepin, a filly who will take on males in the Breeders' Cup Mile, worked a half-mile in 50 on the main track under jockey Julien Leparoux. Casse was pleased with the easy solo move for Tepin, who is coming off a score in the Grade 1 First Lady at Keeneland.

"She took off galloping out," Casse said. "In company she worked as fast as anybody, but we're just trying to get her to relax."

The 2-year-old colts Airoforce and Siding Spring worked in company as usual, going a half in 48 on the main track. Airoforce and Siding Spring were first and third in the Grade 3 Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland. Airoforce earned an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf with the win, while Siding Spring will run if he can get in.