Found: will be sticking to turf at Breeders’ Cup meeting
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USA: Arc heroine Found has swerved a Breeders’ Cup Classic bout with California Chrome and Arrogate in favour of the Turf, in which she will line up alongside stablemate Highland Reel and bid to repeat last year’s victory at Keeneland.
Connections had been leaning towards a debut run on dirt in what looks an intimidatingly strong Classic, for which bookmakers had made her fourth favourite behind the tightly-matched market leaders and Godolphin’s Frosted.
The switch to familiar ground in the Turf is a late change of heart for her Coolmore connections, who had been leaning towards having another shot at ending Ballydoyle’s long wait for a victory in the Breeders’ Cup’s feature race.
In advance of Monday’s draw, Found was reinserted into the Turf market as favourite by Paddy Power and Betfair Sportsbook, at 15-8 and 2-1.
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