10/15/2010 3:52PM

Where's the Remote may get Breeders' Cup start


INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Where’s the Remote, the runner-up in the Grade 1 Clement Hirsch Turf Championship at Hollywood Park on Oct. 3, may be bound for the Breeders’ Cup after all.

Trainer Mike Mitchell is considering a start in the $500,000 Breeders’ Cup Marathon over 1 3/4 miles on the main track at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6 for the 4-year-old gelding.

“My gut feeling is I will work him twice here and that will tell us what to do,” Mitchell said. “I want to run him in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Marathon, but I don’t want to waste my guy’s money.”

Owned by Greg Unruh, Where’s the Remote has won 3 of 6 starts and $165,060. He made his stakes debut in the Clement Hirsch Turf Championship over 1 1/4 miles on turf, rallying from last in a field of eight to finish three-quarters of a length behind Champ Pegasus, a candidate for the BC Turf on Nov. 6.

After the race, Mitchell said that Where’s the Remote would be considered for the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup over 1 1/2 miles on Nov. 13, but began to change his mind a week after the Clement Hirsch Turf Championship.

“The distance of a mile and three-quarters is up his alley,” Mitchell said. “Greg said to do what you want to do. He knows I’m not going back there for the free shrimp.”

Square Eddie back in training

Square Eddie, the winner of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland in 2008, has resumed training with Doug O’Neill after being sent to stud at Vessels Stallion Farm earlier this year.

“He’s about a month from a breeze,” O’Neill said.

◗ Sunday’s Grade 3 Harold Ramser Stakes is the second-to-last graded stakes of the Oak Tree meeting, which runs through Oct. 31.

Next weekend, there are two $55,000 sprints for 2-year-olds – the Jack Goodman Stakes and Anoakia Stakes. The California Cup program will be run on Oct. 30, followed by the Grade 2 Las Palmas Handicap for fillies and mares over a mile on turf on Oct. 31.

◗ Apprentice jockey Nicole Shinton, 21, makes her Hollywood Park debut in Sunday’s ninth race on Surprisefor Toulla in an $8,000 claimer over seven furlongs. Shinton, of Fontana, Calif., is winless in three rides this month at the Big Fresno Fair. She has worked as an exercise rider in the last year in Southern California.