But anyway they seem to have changed their mind about the championship? They're going for the 'historical feat' aspect of it...
Full article: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... or-travers"The added distance ... that's one of the reason why (running in the Travers) was so intriguing," said Casse, who added they would likely have the jockey situation for Wonder Gadot shored up in the next week. "We know going 1 1/4 miles is something she loves. She gets five pounds. If she were to be able to win the Travers, that would be history. And that intrigues us as well.
"If we didn't think we had a legitimate shot, we wouldn't be in there. But we think we have as good a chance as anybody."
Given Monomoy Girl's stranglehold over her divisional mates, it would take a Travers triumph and then some for Wonder Gadot to have a chance at making a horse race out of the Eclipse Award balloting. If she has to settle for just racking up some big pieces of hardware while others take year-end honors, that's all well and fine where Casse is concerned.
"If she can win the Travers and the Breeders' Cup, I don't really care if she's champion or not," Casse said. "Or, if she wins either of those, I'll be very happy. That isn't what drives us. Monomoy Girl has done so much and I have the utmost respect for her. We're just trying to run our filly where we think she has the best chance."