The big gray Lideris is looking for a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic
The big gray Lideris is looking for a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic: The big Gray Lideris, winner of the “Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano” (G1), is entered in the Santa Anita Gold Cup (G1) to be contested in Santa Anita race track on Saturday, June 28, 2014. In the “Latino”, running as a longshot, Lideris beat horses from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile and Uruguay in the tough track of Monterrico.
Lideris, a Kentucky bred son of Mizzen Mast – Block by Dynaformer is owned by the Peruvian stud Dona Licha and is trained by Peter Miller. Lideris will be ridden in the 2014 Santa Anita Gold Cup by the Peruvian Juan Eugenio Enriquez, a jockey who knows him very well.
Lideris has a record of 4 wins, 3 seconds and 4 thirds in 19 starts, all the races in Monterrico, Peru and he usually runs off the pace.
According to his trainer Peter Miller, he would enter Lideris both in the Santa Anita Gold Cup (G1), and the San Juan Capistrano over 1 ¾ miles on the turf on Sunday, June 29th. Despite he ran on the dirt in Peru, Lideris pedigree suggest he would love the grass.
Originally, Lideri’s connections goal was to run in the Breeders’ Cup Marathon but after the decision of not include the Marathon in the BC calendar they were forced to point to the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
The Santa Anita Gold Cup is a really tough race. Lideris is training very well, and has adapted quickly, so the 1 ¼ miles will not be a concern.
Post time for the Gold Cup is set for 4:30 pm PT at Santa Anita Park on Santa Anita Park on Saturday, June 28, 2014 and will be aired on ESPN Sports Network.
2014 Santa Anita Gold Cup Post Positions & Odds
1. Game On Dude 4-5 M.Smith/B.Baffert
2. Fury Kapcori 9-2 G.Stevens/J.Hollendorfer
3. Clubhouse Ride 9-2 J.Talamo/C.Lewis
4. Imperative 8-1 K.Desormeaux/G.Papaprodromou
5. Salto Del Indio 8-1 B.Blanc/M.Puype
6. Majestic Harbor 12-1 T.Baze/S.McCarthy
7. Lideris 20-1 C.J.Enriquez/P.Milller
Gran Premio Latinoamericano 2014 Replay: