Future’s So Bright: Talented Got Shades Targets Breeders’ Cup via Keeneland Trip

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Danny Pish, trainer of Got Shades Danny Pish, trainer of Got Shades

The connections of the talented 2-year-old Got Shades are planning a trip to Keeneland in October with the hopes it leads to an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup the following month.

Danny Pish trains Got Shades for owner Dennis Foster. The colt by Pollard’s Vision has won two of his three career starts, with both victories coming in stakes at Louisiana Downs – the Sunny’s Halo Stakes at 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf, and most recently the $100,000 Sunday Silence Stakes going eight furlongs on the turf. Pish told the Daily Racing Form recently that he is considering running Got Shades next in the Grade 3, $150,000 Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland, a ‘Win and You’re In’ qualifier for the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.

Pish plans to also nominate Got Shades for the G1 Breeders’ Futurity on the main track, which could lead to a start in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. For now, though, his immediate plans call for keeping his talented colt on the grass.

“The Juvenile isn’t out of the question. It’s a possibility,” Pish said in the DRF. “But my preference right now is to keep him on the turf – it’s working – and explore the dirt later. But at least three or four times a week, I tell my clients and I tell my assistants, everything I do is in pencil.”

Read more in the Daily Racing Form

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