Friday, September 23, 2005 12:00 AM
FLORENCE, KY . . . September 23, 2005 . . . Trainer Patrick Biancone will stable 24 of his charges at Turfway Park through October to train over the track’s Polytrack surface. The horses are expected on the grounds Sunday, October 2. Among them are Stream Cat, Angara, Henny Hughes, Luas Line, Pomeroy, Ball Four, and Asi Siempre, all with Breeders’ Cup potential.
Biancone, who won the Grade III Kentucky Cup Juvenile at Turfway last Saturday with Stream Cat, said he decided to bring his horses to the track to prepare them for the Keeneland meet and the Breeders’ Cup. “We really want to use the facility. I like it very much; it’s a lovely surface. The Keeneland meet is the biggest in the country, so we want to keep them ready and win a few races.” Asked about the Breeders’ Cup, he said, “A few may go. We will decide after their next races. The track is going to be perfect to keep them in good condition, keep them sound, for the big day.”
Pomeroy, a Grade I winner who most recently won a decisive victory in the Grade II Alfred G. Vanderbilt, is ranked among the best sprinters in the country.
Angara, who two races ago scored the Grade I Beverly D. at Arlington over Megahertz and Melhor Ainda, finished fifth in her most recent outing, racing against males in the Grade I Man o’ War at Belmont.
Luas Line and Asi Siempre finished one-two in the Grade I Garden City Breeders’ Cup Stakes at Belmont. Both are stakes winners in Europe, Luas Line in Ireland and Asi Siempre in France.
Henny Hughes, undefeated through his first three starts including the Grade II Saratoga Special, most recently finished second behind First Samarai in the Grade I Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga.
In addition to Stream Cat’s Kentucky Cup victory, Biancone earned a third-place finish in the Grade III Turfway Breeders’ Cup with Whoopi Cat, and his charges Ball Four and Salford City finished second and fourth, respectively, behind Shaniko in the Grade II Kentucky Cup Classic. All four Kentucky Cup runners are scheduled to come to Turfway.
Also expected to ship in are Garibaldi, Sabatini, N’twingazuri, Grand Survival, True Blessing, Trick’s Pic, Silver Cup, Paddy’s Daisy, Gorella, Countess Scala, Kalium, Cheerful, Scipion, Comacina, and Spanish Chestnut.