The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: From Turf Champions Day To The Breeders' Cup - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: From Turf Champions Day To The Breeders’ Cup

Master of The Seas will attempt to give Godolphin and trainer Charles Appleby a second consecutive Ricoh Woodbine Mile victory

The Breeders' Cup championships are now just seven weeks away, and there are a host of “Win and You're In” Challenge Series races coming up, including three this weekend at Woodbine featured on the Canadian track's Turf Champions Day on Saturday.

Godolphin's European-based trainer Charles Appleby has had an incredible run in North American Grade 1 races over the last five years, and he's in strong position to score a second consecutive victory in the Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. Appleby also has a strong candidate in the Grade 1 Johnnie Walker Natalma Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. The third Grade 1 on the afternoon is the bet365 Summer Stakes for 2-year-olds.

In this week's Friday Show, Ray Paulick and Paulick Report bloodstock editor Joe Nevills review some of the horses running in the Turf Champions Day races, then discuss the Breeders' Cup Classic division, which, based on a poll of racing experts, is currently dominated by 3-year-olds. Dual G1 Belmont Stakes and Travers winner Arcangelo ranks atop the poll, followed by G1 Haskell winner Geaux Rocket Ride, and G1 Pacific Classic winner Arabian Knight. G1 Florida Derby winner and reigning champion Forte is fifth, with G1 Kentucky Derby winner Mage ninth.

The potpourri conversation also travels to the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, where an increasing number of partnerships are forming to pool resources and bid on the most attractive prospects in hopes of landing a horse that eventually could return big dividends in the breeding shed.

Watch this week's episode of The Friday Show below:

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