Musket Man going to Breeders' Cup

Updated: October 15, 2010, 6:14 PM ET
By Mike Farrell | Daily Racing Form

OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Musket Man is headed to the Breeders' Cup Classic, even though he failed to complete his latest mission.

Prior to the Monmouth Cup on Oct. 9, trainer Derek Ryan said the 4-year-old Musket Man needed to win that race to earn a spot at Churchill Downs. But from Ryan's perspective, Musket Man turned in a winning effort while finishing second to Etched. Locked along the rail behind slow fractions, Musket Man angled out for clearance on the final turn and continued strongly ...

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