Saturday Stakes Winners All Doing Well; Trio Eyes Breeders' Cup

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All four winners of Santa Anita's stakes on Saturday–Slow Down Andy (Nyquist), Dr. Schivel (Violence), Lane Way (Into Mischief) and Hong Kong Harry (Ire) (Es Que Love {Ire})–were resting and doing well Sunday morning. Three from that group will head to the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Nov. 3-4.

Slow Down Andy, front-running winner of the GII Awesome Again, “ate up a full feed tub and is doing great this morning,” said Leandro Mora, assistant for trainer Doug O'Neill.

Second in last year's GI Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Keeneland, Slow Down Andy this year will target the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic at 1 1/4 miles.

Dr. Schivel scored by a head over Speed Boat Beach (Bayern) in the GII Santa Anita Sprint Championship under Juan Hernandez, earning a 103 Beyer.

“This horse keeps coming back off extended vacations and is always pretty much the same horse,” Mark Glatt said. “That's pretty hard to do. We'll see if he has one more good one in him.”

Dr. Schivel will now get a second crack in the Breeders' Cup Sprint. Two years ago at Del Mar in the Del Mar Sprint, the now 5-year-old Violence colt endured a heart-breaking nose loss to Aloha West.

“You're just hopeful for opportunities and the Breeders' Cup is a big one,” Glatt said. “He'll be on his home track. There will be plenty of tough competition I'm sure, but we'll give it our best shot.”

Trained by Richard Mandella, Lane Way earned a 95 Beyer Saturday and will be pointed to the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint Nov. 4. It will be contested at five furlongs, which Mandella acknowledged is perhaps shorter than Lane Way's ideal trip.

“They're not going to change it for me,” he said.

Hong Kong Harry, a neck winner of the GII City of Hope Mile, is not nominated to the Breeders' Cup and won't be supplemented, trainer Phil D'Amato said Sunday.

“The owners would have to put up a couple hundred thousand to run. We're going to just wait for the (GII) Seabiscuit,” D'Amato added.

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