California Angel Heads to G3 Valley View After QEII Fourth

October 16, 2022

Sheriff Brown Joins Fincher’s Keeneland String

LEXINGTON, Ky.— “We’re not done yet,” trainer George Leonard III said of California Angel, who finished fourth in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) Presented by Dixiana beaten a neck and head for second. “We will be back at the end of the month for the Rubicon (Valley View).”

The Grade 3 test, that carries a purse of $300,000, will be contested at 1 1/16 miles on the grass. …

Sheriff Brown Joins Fincher’s Keeneland String

Sheriff Brown wins the Downs at Albuquerque Handicap (Coady Photography)

Trainer Todd Fincher’s string of horses at Keeneland increased to three with the arrival of Joe Peacock Jr.’s Sheriff Brown. The stakes-winning half-brother to Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) candidate Senor Buscador is being pointed to the $350,000 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (G2) to be run at 1 5/8 miles as part of the Breeders’ Cup undercard on Nov. 4.

Senor Buscador is scheduled to have his first work since winning the Oct. 1 Ack Ack (G3) at Churchill Downs on Monday morning.

Keeneland Press Release/Edited

Main photo: California Angel wins the 2021 edition of the Jessamine (Coady Photography)


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