BC works videos: Liam's Map, Rachel's Valentina & Stopchargingmaria
Three members of trainer Todd Pletcher's Breeders' Cup team turned in works at Keeneland Monday morning.
Woodward (G1) romper Liam's Map breezed a half-mile, with connections still weighing the Dirt Mile (G1) versus the Classic (G1). Jockey Javier Castellano was aboard as the speedy gray reeled off fractions of :11.80 and :23.80, posted :48.60 for the half, and went on to gallop out five furlongs in 1:01.20 and six in 1:13.40.
"I thought he worked very well," Pletcher said. “He was relaxed, seemed to get over the track in good order and galloped out really well. I was happy.”
Spinaway (G1) heroine Rachel's Valentina, Rachel Alexandra's daughter by Bernardini, went in company with older multiple Grade 1 queen Stopchargingmaria. The Juvenile Fillies (G1) contender and Distaff (G1) candidate each clocked :48.00, and the duo galloped out together in 1:01.20.
Courtesy of the Keeneland team, here are the work videos:
Top photo of Liam's Map winning the Woodward, courtesy of NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography.