Collected Holds Stablemate Arrogate Safe For Pacific Classic Victory
By Margaret Ransom
In doing so, Collected guaranteed himself a spot in the starting gate for the Nov. 4 Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) as the Pacific Classic is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” event for the $6 million race.
A confirmed early runner, Collected sped right to the front after a clean break from post two and was happy to set all of the early pace through splits of :23.76, :47.19 and 1:11 through three-quarters of a mile, with both Accelerate on the inside and Arrogate on the outside hot on his heels. And as he rounded the far bend, Collected… (more)