Iroquois Runner-Up Scabbard Targeting Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

by | 09.21.2019 | 1:26pm
Trainer Eddie Kenneally

Joseph Sutton's homebred Scabbard will target the $2-million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (GI) on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita following his runner-up effort behind Dennis' Moment in last Saturday's $200,000 Iroquois (GIII) at Churchill Downs, according to trainer Eddie Kenneally.

“We're definitely going to target the Breeders' Cup after that,” Kenneally said. “We're very proud of his effort that day to overcome adversity as he did after encountering trouble in the turn and to close ground as much as he did. He definitely passed the two-turn test and I think he'll fit very well in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.”

Scabbard, a 2-year-old son by More Than Ready, broke his maiden at first asking at Churchill Downs in late June. The chestnut colt finished second in the $200,000 Saratoga Special (GII) behind the Jimmy Jerkens-trained Green Light Go.

Iroquois winner Dennis' Moment also is expected to join Scabbard in the starting gate for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. The Tiznow colt returned to light training Thursday.

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