By Bob Ehalt
A Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” spot in the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) was not up for grabs in the $400,000 Beldame Invitational Stakes (G1), but don’t be surprised if Wow Cat is on hand for the Nov. 3 showdown at Churchill Downs.
A Chilean-bred 4-year-old daughter of Lookin At Lucky , Wow Cat reverted to her championship form in South America as she pulled away in the stretch to post a 3 1/4-length victory in the Beldame on Oct. 6 at Belmont Park.
“It’s up to Chad, but we’ll probably go to the Breeders’ Cup,” said Peter Brant, who owns Wow Cat along with Stud Vedaval. “She was very impressive today. She came from Chile and sometimes it takes 6-9 months to get a horse climatized. She’s only been here 5 1/2 to six months and I don’t think she liked the track at Saratoga. This is more like what she was used to running on in Chile.”
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