Bridgmohan to carry Carib dreams in Breeders Cup
LEXINGTON, Kentucky (CMC):
Jamaican Shaun Bridgmohan is the lone Caribbean jockey so far to secure a mount for this weekend's US$20 million Breeders Cup Series at Keeneland here.
The seasoned 36-year-old will have the leg up on Conquest Big E in the US$2 million Sentient Jet Juvenile Stakes going a mile and sixteenth for the two-year-olds.
Set to be run off on Saturday, the race is the richest two-year-old race in North America.
Conquest Big E is owned by Conquest Stables and trained by Canada's top handler, Mark Casse who will also send out Siding Spring in the race.
Bridgmohan and Conquest Big E will come up against the likes of Brody's Cause, who won the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland.
They will also face Nyquist, who captured the Grade II Best Pal Stakes, the Grade I Del Mar Futurity and the Grade I FrontRunner Stakes, and is undefeated in his last four starts.
Bridgmohan has also ridden several times in the Breeders' Cup Classic without success. The Breeders Cup Series will be run off over tomorrow and Saturday.