Hot Peppers, led by trainer Rudy Rodriguez
Three horses have been scratched from Friday and Saturday Breeders’ Cup races, according to published reports.
In race order, they are:
— G Laurie, withdrawn from Friday’s Grade 1 Juvenile Fillies Turf because of a fever.
— Hot Peppers, a veterinary scratch from Saturday’s G1 Filly & Mare Sprint.
–Informative, a veterinary scratch from Saturday’s G1 Dirt Mile.
G Laurie, a filly by Oscar Performance, was coming off a third-place finish to Last Call in the G1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine for trainer Graham Motion. She won her previous start, a maiden race, by six lengths at Colonial Downs. G Laurie was 12-1 on the morning line. Bling is the first also eligible in the Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Hot Peppers, a Khozan filly trained by Rudy Rodriguez, set the pace in the G2 Prioress at Saratoga last out before fading to fourth. Earlier this year she won the G3 Victory Ride Stakes at Belmont. Hot Peppers was 30-1 on the morning line. The scratch reduces the Filly & Mare Sprint field to 12 runners.
Informative, a 30-1 longshot in the Dirt Mile trained by Uriah St. Lewis, finished last of four runners in the G1 Woodward last out at the Belmont at the Big A meet. A 5-year-old horse by Bodemeister, Informative won the G3 Salvator Mile at Monmouth in 2021 and the Philip H. Iselin Stakes at the Jersey Shore track in August. The Dirt Mile will now have just 10 runners.
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