Liam’s Map winning the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) – Breeders’ Cup Photo ©
Churchill Downs Press Release: Trainer Dale Romans will be sending out highly-regarded 2-year-old Not This Time, a son of Giant’s Causeway and half-brother to last year’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI) winner Liam’s Map, in Thursday evening’s third race, a six-furlong maiden special weight on the main track.
“He’s a horse with a bright future that’s doing things that a Giant’s Causeway 2-year-old isn’t supposed to do this time of the year,” Romans said. “He’s very precocious. He looks like the type that can really win early on. He reminds me of Brody’s Cause. They’re both very forward and smart horses.”
Romans has high expectations for Not This Time, who he says is more ready to run early on than some of his 2-year-olds in the past.
“In my experiences, I haven’t had many that were as precocious as him and Brody’s Cause,” Romans said. “He’s had some spectacular works and time wise I like the way he looks doing it. With this kind of pedigree and the way he’s been working you would have to think that he’s one of the top dogs.”
The third race on Thursday evening’s eight-race card is scheduled for 5:58 p.m.
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