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David Junior: Straight to Breeders' Cup Classic

Updated: August 16, 2006, 4:52 PM ET
By Alan Shuback | Daily Racing Form

David Junior, rated by Timeform as the best 1 1/4-mile horse in Europe, will skip his intended date in the Irish Champion Stakes on Sept. 9 and instead head directly to Churchill Downs for the Breeders' Cup Classic off a four-month layoff.

Trainer Brian Meehan revealed his unorthodox plans for David Junior on Wednesday, taking care to note that the horse is healthy and "cantering every day." The Classic would be his first race on dirt for David Junior, a 4-year-old son of Pleasant Tap. ...

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