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Becrux

(bee -kruks) See Beta Crucis.
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Valenzuela has been idle since July 16, except for one winning ride aboard Becrux in the Woodbine Mile in Canada on Sept.
Vanderlin finished a well beaten 12th behind Becrux in the Woodbine Mile while Streets Ahead could manage only fifth behind Dreaming of Anna in the Summer Stakes.
Last year's winner Becrux, trained in California by Neil Drysdale, features among eight US-trained runners bidding to strike a return blow after Grade 1s like the Arlington Million and Woodford Reserve Turf Classic went to Canadian-trained horses.
In his only race since July 16, he went to Toronto and rode Becrux to victory in last weekend's Woodbine Mile.
The Bobby Frankel-trained winner of the Grade 2 American Handicap over 1m1f at Hollywood Park is the 9-5 morning-line favourite and faces eight rivals, with Becrux the 4-1 second choice.
He was well enough to go to Toronto on Sunday and win the major Woodbine Mile with Becrux.
Other leading contenders include Becrux, winner of the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile last season; the first three finishers in this year's Grade 2 San Francisco Mile, Chinese Dragon, Vega's Lord and Charmo; as well as last year's Shoemaker third and fourth, Fast And Furious and Willow O Wisp.
Pat Valenzuela's return to racing was a winning one Sunday when the jockey guided Becrux to a neck victory over Rebel Rebel in the $1 million Woodbine Mile in Toronto.
The four-year-old, who stayed in the US after representing Sir Michael Stoute in the Breeders' Cup, shares top weight in the $400,000 Citation Handicap with stablemate Becrux and Ashkal Way, who has won five out of six in the States for Godolphin.
Drysdale, the Hall of Fame trainer, had been prepared to attack the annual Turf Festival stakes with horses such as Aragorn, Becrux, and King of Happiness.
By contrast, Becrux, Rebel Rebel and Ad Valorem crawled into the placings on Sunday, although they were, of course, coming off a stronger pace.
HORSE RACING: Becrux and El Roblar each won divisions of the featured Oceanside Stakes as opening day of the Del Mar meeting drew a crowd of 40,046.