Coach Dale Romans, situated in the mentors remain close to the far turn at Churchill Downs, felt disappointed as exercise rider Tammy Fox slipped Dennis’ Moment into his Friday move in the direction of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Is it safe to say that he was moving quick enough?
At that point Churchill clocker John Nichols clicked off a quarter mile in 23.80 seconds, 3/8 in 35.60 and the half mile in 48 seconds. The state of mind helped.
“It gave me goosebumps watching him work today,” Romans said in an interview with the Kentucky HBPA. “He just went so easy. It’s a fast time, but it looks like he’s galloping.”
Or on the other hand as Fox said when riding the child of Tiznow back to the animal dwellingplace: “He moved like a Cadillac as quick as a Ferrari.”
Albaugh Family Stables’ Dennis’ Moment, who dashed out a fifth furlong in 1:00.40, is destined for the Nov. 1 Juvenile as one of the top decisions with his record 2-for-3.
“His rhythm and how smooth he is — it’s different than watching most horses,” Romans included. “You can tell how quick the greater part of them are going. He just resembles he’s skirting the ground. He’s so productive.”
Dennis’ minute’s just flaw went ahead introduction, when racer Robby Albarado was gotten off along the back stretch. The foal came back to break his lady by 19 1/4 lengths at Ellis Park, at that point won Churchill’s Iroquois Stakes (G3) while outfitted somewhere near Irad Ortiz Jr.
Romans has his steady star reserved for an Oct. 20 trip to California, taking into consideration one more work at Churchill before he breezes a last time at Santa Anita Park.
“All the feedback I get is the racetrack is pretty deep,” the trainer said. “It’s worked for me to go out early before.”
On race day, “We’ll lead him over and find out who’s champion.”
Dennis’ Moment figures to compete for preference with Eight Rings, the Bob Baffert-prepared champ of Santa Anita’s American Pharoah Stakes (G1). Brendan Walsh conditions the Juvenile’s other huge steed, Maxfield, who moved to a triumph a weekend ago in Keeneland’s Breeders’ Futurity (G1).
Romans offered the deep rooted bit of coach talk that he wouldn’t exchange places with anyone heading into the Breeders’ Cup.
“He doesn’t get tired. Nothing phases him. Nothing rattles him,” Romans said of Dennis’ Moment. “I don’t know where the bottom is. There’s a lot of room for improvement. We haven’t seen the best of him.”
In other significant Breeders’ Cup works Friday morning at Churchill, the top Filly and Mare Sprint contender Covfefe penetrated 5/8 of a mile in a moment level for coach Brad Cox, while Bret Calhoun conveyed Dirt Mile-bound Mr. Cash for a half-mile breeze in 48 seconds.