Becrux


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Becrux

(bee -kruks) See Beta Crucis.
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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.
BECRUX (2.15) is fancied to prove his superiority for South African trainer Mike de Kock, whose RIGHT APPROACH (4.35) can win the Dubai Duty Free outright this time.
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.
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.
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.
By contrast, Becrux, Rebel Rebel and Ad Valorem crawled into the placings on Sunday, although they were, of course, coming off a stronger pace.
Ad Valorem picked up the biggest rating in North America this week, running to 117 when third in the Woodbine Mile behind Becrux (113) and Rebel Rebel (115).
BECRUX gave jockey Pat Valenzuela a welcome comeback success when a narrow winner of the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile at the Toronto track on Sunday, writes Dan Farley.
Coral: 5-2 Ad Valorem, 3 Remarkable News, 4 Three Valleys, 8 Rebel Rebel, 12 Sweet Return, 14 Becrux, 16 Vanderlin, Diamond Green, 20 Captain Kurt, Ballast, Therecomesatiger, 50 Shoal Water, Dalavin.