Bribon completes first of two-race objective by taking Bold Ruler

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Bribon will be pointed to the Cigar Mile after winning Saturday's Bold Ruler Handicap.

ELMONT, N.Y. - Thus far, Plan B is working out nicely for Bribon.

After his connections decided against supplementing to next weekend’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint, the new plan for Bribon became a two-race series beginning with Saturday’s Grade 3 Bold Ruler Handicap at Belmont Park and next month’s Cigar Mile at Aqueduct.

Bribon not supplemented to Breeders' Cup Sprint

Barbara D. Livingston
Bribon will skip the Breeders' Cup Sprint and instead target the Bold Ruler Handicap and Cigar Mile.

ELMONT, N.Y. – Trainer Todd Pletcher said he pre-entered 11 horses on Monday for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held Nov. 5-6 at Churchill Downs. However, Bribon was not among them.

Owner Derrick Smith elected against paying the $180,000 supplemental fee to make Bribon eligible for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Instead, Bribon will run in Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Bold Ruler Handicap at Belmont Park as a prep for the Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on Nov. 27.

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