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The Grey Gatsby In Breeders' Cup Frame
The Breeders' Cup Turf is being considered as a potential target for The Grey Gatsby, reports At The Races. Despite racing consistently at the top level this season, the 4YO has failed to reach the lofty heights of 2014 when he won the Gr1 French Derby and Gr1 Irish Champion Stakes (see below). The Kevin Ryan-trained entire ran a slightly disappointing sixth when defending his Irish Champion Stakes (10 furlongs) crown at Leopardstown two weeks ago, although ground conditions were not ideal. Connections are now considering stepping him up to 12 furlongs at Keeneland on October 31. "It was just the ground again (in Ireland)," said Adam Ryan, Kevin Ryan's son and assistant. "Looking at it, you'd say he's crying out for a mile and four (furlongs) now. There's the Breeders' Cup Turf to think about, but it's up to dad and Frank Gillespie (owner)." He added: "He's had a long, hard season so we've got to do what's right by the horse.