BAWINA, TALE OF S’AVALL DECLARED FROM BREEDERS’ CUP

December 10, 2019

Wertheimer et Frere’s Bawina, trained by Carlos Laffon Parias, has been scratched from Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

The 4yo daughter of Dubawi got tied up behind after exercise on Wednesday morning and although she showed improvement Thursday when going for a gentle trot on the Training Track, having discussed matters with the veterinary team in the quarantine barn Carlos Laffon Parias decided to scratch the filly from the race.

This now allows another European challenger Talmada, owned by Sheikh Ahmed al Maktoum and trained by Roger Varian, into the race Saturday. The daughter of Cape Cross comes into the race with solid form having finished second in the E P Taylor Stakes at Woodbine in her latest start.

Charles Fipke’s Tale of S’avall has been declared from the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, allowing for Gabe Grossberg’s Siding Spring to draw into the race, breaking from the far outside post 14.

Trainer Barclay Tagg said of Tale of S’avall’s defection, “He’s been having a problem with sore ‘frogs’ in his feet. We’ve been working on the problem all week but the vets recommend that he not run Saturday. He’ll be all right going ahead.”

The homebred son of Tale of Ekati was listed at 30-to-1 on the morning line after winning his career debut at Saratoga and finishing fifth in the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park in his only two starts.

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