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Leaving on a jet plane

Dave Ord - Dave Ord Posted 28th October 2010 view comments

It's a tough job but someone's got to do it. On Monday morning I'll be boarding the big metal bird to fly to Louisville for the 2010 Breeders' Cup.

As I write I still have four more sleeps to go but the thought of the 'Holy Trinity' means restless evenings under the duvet lie ahead.

While Zenyatta bidding to win a second Classic guarantees we'll have a narrative running right through to the final event on Saturday evening, it's Midday, Goldikova and Workforce who dominate our thoughts.

Zenyatta - our man is heading your way.

Zenyatta - our man is heading your way.

The former is odds-on to cap Henry Cecil's season of resurgence with a second successive victory in the Filly & Mare Turf; reports from across the pond suggest they don't have anything to touch her.

Goldikova is bidding to make history by becoming the first horse to win three Breeders' Cup prizes. Few would bet against it happening although expect the pre-race build-up to be dominated by lasix and the draw.

That leaves Workforce. Derby and Arc hero Workforce. The comeback king. Connections took their time to commit him to Kentucky - and now organisers insist the surface will be safe for him.

Normally he'd be the box office draw but this is no normal meeting.

My week will start in earnest on Tuesday morning with live blogs and chats direct from Churchill Downs.

Feel free to get involved early at

I've much to ponder between now and then though, starting with the airline meal. Can KLM really only serve lunch during an eight-hour flight leaving in the morning?

Holland - hang your heads in shame.

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