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La fiebre de las Breeders’ Cup ya se empieza a sentir en el Clocker’s Corner. Si no lo cree, pregúntele a Jorge Gutiérrez, el entrenador mexicano que ya padece de temperatura y tiene como blanco llegar, al menos, a la Breeders’ Cup Mile con su pensionista Bright Thought.

El potrillo de 4 años que causó sensación a principio de año cuando hilvanó tres triunfos al hilo y deslumbró ganando el San Luis Rey Stakes, estableciendo una marca mundial y batiendo el récord de Hawkster para la milla y media sobre el césped de Santa Anita, se prepara para marcar su reaparición potencialmente en la Breeders’ Cup Mile ó Breeders’ Cup Turf del 2 de Noviembre.

Ausente desde que ganó el San Luis Rey el 16 de Marzo debido a una lesión, el pupilo de Gutiérrez volvió a los ensayos a mediados de septiembre y este sábado hará una partida importante que lo acercará a la cita hípica del 2 de Noviembre.

BRIGHT THOUGHT

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“Pienso que llegará a la Milla,” dijo Gutiérrez el martes mientras compartía con amigos y consultaba sobre los probables rivales. “Mi caballo tiene velocidad para correr la Milla, pero también es un caballo que puede especular, por lo que no descartamos tampoco la posibilidad de anotarlo en el Turf.” 

Bright Thought quien le brindó a Gutiérrez su primer éxito de grupo en el campo clásico, salió de perdedores ganando un maiden de $25,000 el 16 de Noviembre en Laurel Park, Maryland, y venció en sus siguientes tres carreras en el césped en 1,600, 2,000 y 2,400 metros, incluso un starter allowance de punta a punta el 3 de Febrero y un segundo allowance el 21 del mismo mes, antes de establecer un nuevo récord para la milla y media cuando paró el reloj en 2:22.72, mejorando la anterior marca de 2:22.80 impuesta por Hawkster el 14 de Octubre de 1989. 

Criado en Kentucky, Bright Thought es un hijo de Hat Trick, campeón millero en Japón, y nieto del magnífico Sunday Silence, ganador de la Breeders’ Cup Classic de 1989. En su haber cuenta con cuatro triunfos sobre siete presentaciones y $164,500 en sumas ganadas.

Gutiérrez tiene ante sí un importante reto, decidir correctamente lo mejor para su caballo, optar certeramente por alguna de las carreras, la Mile o la Turf

GUTIERREZ

Gutierrez

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Bright Thought significa en español “pensamiento brillante.” El potro lleva por nombre lo que espera de su entrenador. No puede hablar ni dar puntos de vista, eso le corresponde a su trainer: interpretar su estado, su forma, cuál de las carreras le conviene más, pensar con brillantez, con objetividad, oyendo opiniones pero sin influenciarse por ellas, añadir intuición a sus ideas, aplicar su experiencia. Ese es el reto de Gutiérrez, Bright Thought hará el resto.

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English Translation

Bright Thought Eyes Breeders’ Cup

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Bright Thought winning the San Luis Rey Stakes in March. (Photo by Benoit & Associates)

Breeders’ Cup fever is in the air at Clocker’s Corner. If you don’t believe it, ask Jorge Gutierrez, the Mexican trainer who already is suffering from a spike of temperature and has as a Breeders’ Cup target for his talented 4-year-old colt Bright Thought.

Bright Thought made ​​waves earlier this year when he put together three wins in a row and dazzled when winning the San Luis Rey Stakes, lowering Hawkster’s record for 1 ½ miles on the turf at Santa Anita. He is preparing to make his comeback potentially in the Breeders’ Cup Mile or Breeders’ Cup Turf on Nov. 2.

Absent since winning the San Luis Rey on March 16 due to injury, Gutierrez pupil resumed training in mid-September and is schedule for a pivotal workout on the Santa Anita turf this Saturday which will move him closer to a Breeders’ Cup date. 

“I think he will be fit to run the Mile,” Gutierrez said on Tuesday as he shared with friends and consulted on the expected opposition. “My horse has speed to run a mile, but he is also a horse that can speculate, so we do not rule out the possibility of also cross-entering him for the Turf.”

Bright Thought who provided Gutierrez with his first graded stakes success, won a maiden claiming race on Nov. 16 at Laurel Park in Maryland. After two unplaced finishes on dirt, he won his next three races on the grass at one mile, 1 ¼ miles and 1 ½ miles, including a gate-to-wire score in a starter handicap on Feb. 3 and an allowance/optional claiming race on Feb. 21, before setting a new track and stakes record for 1 ½ miles when he stopped the clock in 2:22.72, eclipsing Hawkster’s mark of 2:22.80 established on Oct. 14, 1989.

Bred in Kentucky, Bright Thought is a son of Hat Trick, a champion miler in Japan and grandson of the magnificent Sunday Silence, winner of the 1989 Breeders' Cup Classic. He has won four of seven starts and earned $164,500. 

Gutierrez faces a major challenge, to decide correctly the best for his horse, to accurately choose one of the races, the Mile or Turf.

Bright Thought translates to “pensamiento brillante” in Spanish. The colt’s name is what he expects from his trainer. He cannot speak or give points of views that correspond to his trainer: to interpret his condition, his form, which of the races is more convenient, to think brilliantly, with objectivity, listening to opinions but without becoming influenced by them, to add intuition to his ideas, to apply his experience. That is the challenge of Gutierrez; Bright Thought will do the rest.

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Michael Burns

Michael Burns is a recognized international Thoroughbred writer, permanent contributor of prestigious industry trades, such as Blood-Horse, Racing Post and Thoroughbred Daily News, and served as the hispanic media publicist for Betfair Hollywood Park.

He covered South American racing and breeding for the Thoroughbred Times for a span of 10 years and worked as a North American correspondent for racing publications in South America.

A Communications graduate of California State University of Los Angeles, he wrote the essays corresponding to the prominent South American sires Embrujo, Practicante and Cipayo for the collection book "Great Thoroughbred Sires of the World."

En Espanol: Michael Burns, es un reconocido periodista hípico internacional, permanente colaborador de prestigiosas revistas especializadas de la industria, tales como Blood Horse, Racing Post y Thoroughbred Daily News, y detenta actualmente el cargo de Hispanic Media Publicist en Betfair Hollywood Park.

Image Description

Michael Burns

Michael Burns is a recognized international Thoroughbred writer, permanent contributor of prestigious industry trades, such as Blood-Horse, Racing Post and Thoroughbred Daily News, and served as the hispanic media publicist for Betfair Hollywood Park.

He covered South American racing and breeding for the Thoroughbred Times for a span of 10 years and worked as a North American correspondent for racing publications in South America.

A Communications graduate of California State University of Los Angeles, he wrote the essays corresponding to the prominent South American sires Embrujo, Practicante and Cipayo for the collection book "Great Thoroughbred Sires of the World."

En Espanol: Michael Burns, es un reconocido periodista hípico internacional, permanente colaborador de prestigiosas revistas especializadas de la industria, tales como Blood Horse, Racing Post y Thoroughbred Daily News, y detenta actualmente el cargo de Hispanic Media Publicist en Betfair Hollywood Park.

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