California Chrome 'Fit' for BC After Work

After California Chrome  ’s final serious workout in preparation for the Nov. 5 Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), trainer Art Sherman expressed confidence his standout chestnut not only is doing well, but that he has an advantage on the competition.

“If he’s not fit for a mile and a quarter now, he’ll never be,” Sherman said of the 2014 Horse of the Year, who covered six furlongs in 1:12 1/5 at his Los Alamitos Race Course home base Oct. 27. “Coming back in five weeks, some of these horses haven’t raced in two, three months. Going a mile and a quarter, let me tell you something, it takes a lot out of a horse. A mile and a quarter first time out of the box is tough.”