JAMES GARFIELD BOOKS PLACE TO BREEDERS CUP
James Garfield won the Mill Reef Stakes in terrific style last Saturday, breaking the track record in the process. He appears to have come out of the race in marvellous form, and will therefore be aimed at the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf, in which he is currently favourite.
Being by Exceed and Excel and out of Whazzat, the trip around a tight mile at Del Mar should be no problem for him. Previous winners by Exceed and Excel include Outstrip who won the race for Godolphin back in 2013.
He has been a credit to the yard throughout the year, holding a very high level of form, I can only think that he is still on a steep upward curve. He was bred by Bill and Tim Gredley at Stetchworth, who offer his half-sister by Sea the Stars in Book 1 at Tattersalls next week. She too has all the attributes to develop into a fantastic race filly. I very much look forward to seeing her go through the ring at the most famous yearling sale in the world.
It has been a whirlwind few days since winning the Mill Reef. I would just like to thank everyone for their incredibly kind words, also a big thank you must go to my team at home who have done a fantastic job with him and with all of the horses throughout the year.