10/07/2003 11:00PM

High Chaparral iffy for BC


High Chaparral is "far from certain" to run in the Breeders' Cup Turf, said his trainer, Aidan O'Brien, on Wednesday.

Although High Chaparral, the defending Turf champ, came out of his second consecutive third-place finish in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in good order, O'Brien cautioned that a decision has not yet been made about sending him to Santa Anita for the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup.

O'Brien also said that Hold That Tiger is on course for the Classic and that Yesterday, an unlucky second in the the Prix de l'Opera on Sunday, is a "possible" for the Filly and Mare Turf.

O'Brien is also considering Grand Reward, a Storm Cat colt out of Serena's Song, and Old Deuteronomy, also by Storm Cat, for the Juvenile. Grand Reward was third in the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes at York and second in the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury, while Old Deuteronomy was second in both the Group 2 Richmond Stakes at Goodwood and the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes at The Curragh.

The pair most recently finished sixth and seventh in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket on Oct. 3.

Another O'Brien-trained Storm Cat colt, Statue of Liberty, is under consideration for the Breeders' Cup Mile.