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Breeders Cup: Dullahan in focus
by Handicappers / Globeform
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Dullahan is under consideration for both the Classic and the Turf, where he would be stretching out to a mile and a half on the lawn and face the likes of St Nicholas Abbey, Point of Entry and Sea Moon. It is probably a tough call for his connections. Where would he have the best chance? Going long on a surface that might, just might, suit him best, or sticking to 1 miles on dirt?

His best performances have come on synthetic tracks, but remember; he did finish third behind I'll Have Another and Bodemeister in the Kentucky Derby (G1) and he has never won on turf. His run at Churchill Downs can only be seen as proof that he handles dirt tracks well. And his win in the Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar in August, when he came with a determined run from the back to get up for a half-length win over Game On Dude, represents strong form. Strong enough to put him in with a chance in the Classic. His win at Del Mar came as a bit of a surprise, since he had run well below form twice since the Kentucky Derby. He was seventh, beaten 11 lengths behind Union Rags, in the Belmont (G1) and fifth, beaten 13 lengths behind Paynter, in the Travers (G1). His run after the Pacific Classic was also disappointing, when he was fifth in the (paceless) Jamaica Handicap (G1) over 9 furlongs on turf at Belmont Park, but that was most certainly a run to forget.

Dullahan was held up at the back in a race run at silly fractions (25:9 52:2 - 1:18) and that he failed to even hit the board had nothing to do with the surface. Prior to the Kentucky Derby, Dullahan took the Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland, beating Hansen by 1 lengths, and last year he landed the Breeders' Futurity (G1), also over the Polytrack at Keeneland. He goes into the Breeders' Cup with 3 wins from 13 starts, he could still improve and this son of Even the Score is an intriguing contender. Whichever race he lines up for.

Published: 2012-10-28 06:27:06

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