10/26/2009 11:00PM

Kera's Kitten looking strong

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Kera's Kitten, with Julien Leparoux up, wins the El Joven to go 2 for 2.

Kera's Kitten and Lisa's Kitten were at a Dallas area farm on Tuesday preparing to be flown to Santa Anita for the Breeders' Cup. The 2-year-olds earned a shot at the championship program by scoring sharp wins in grass stakes Saturday night at Retama Park near San Antonio.

Kera's Kitten is headed to the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf on Nov. 7 after he remained undefeated in two starts in the $100,000 El Joven. He invaded from Kentucky for the one-mile race and after dueling on soft turf early romped home by five lengths. For the effort, Kera's Kitten earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 75.

"He couldn't have been more impressive," said Mike Maker, who trains Kera's Kitten for Ken and Sarah Ramsey.

Maker said Rajiv Maragh will ride Kera's Kitten in the Breeders' Cup. Julien Leparoux, who had been aboard the horse at Retama, has another mount in the Juvenile Turf for the Ramseys, the Wesley Ward-trained Becky's Kitten.

Lisa's Kitten is set for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Nov. 6 after getting through traffic for a one-length win in the $100,000 La Senorita. She closed from well back for a Beyer of 73.

"She gave us a scare when she got in some trouble," Maker said. "To overcome it and finish the way that she did, I was very happy."

Maker said Leparoux, who was aboard Lisa's Kitten, has the mount in the Breeders' Cup. Kera's Kitten and Lisa's Kitten were to fly out of Dallas on Wednesday.

Five pre-entered

Maker said he pre-entered a total of five horses for Breeders' Cup races, all owned by the Ramseys. For the Juvenile Turf he also has Dean's Kitten, the winner of the $68,000 Vision at Belmont Park. The horse is to be ridden by Ramon Dominguez.

William's Kitten, who last month won the $150,000 Sunday Silence at Louisiana Downs, was pre-entered in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Dominguez also has the mount. Maker's other Breeders' Cup representative will be Grade 2 Kentucky Cup Classic winner Furthest Land, who is being pointed for the $1 million Dirt Mile.

Maker is in the midst of the best year of his career, with 135 wins and $3.4 million in stable earnings through Tuesday.