P557 Teletext 557 Oct27 21:13:36  From John  O'Hara in  Texas ——————————————————————————————————————— AZERI ALL CLASS No filly has ever won the Breeders' Cup Classic - the highlight on Saturday's card - but trainer D Wayme Lukas is hopeful Azeri can become the first. "It'll be hard to eliminate her she's had a picture perfect preparation," Lukas exclusively told Teletext. But many said the six-year-old mare should not race again after suffering a serious injury, but her record since has confounded them. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— All the stats you need - Clued Up 577 33/1 Taunton Winner p689/3 p689 Huge Bet 15Secs 10-15AM THU TOO LATE Titan Steer BetSpy Bookies
P557 Teletext 557 Oct27 21:14:02  From John  O'Hara in  Texas ——————————————————————————————————————— RIGHT DECISION Crack US trainer D Wayne Lukas explained that it would have been easy to chase another Distaff win with his star mare Azeri. He said: "She's already won that race. There was a lot of serious thought with Allen Paulson (owner) but I know we've made the right decision. "I know the administration here are ecstatic with her participation - she's extremely talented and gifted." ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Latest news from the gallops - 588 33/1 Taunton Winner p689/3 p689 Huge Bet 15Secs 10-15AM THU TOO LATE Titan Steer BetSpy Bookies
P557 Teletext 557 Oct27 21:14:24  From John  O'Hara in  Texas ——————————————————————————————————————— TAKE A CHANCE "You have to have a passion in life and never be afraid to take a chance," enthused D Wayne Lukas. He has certainly taken a chance running Azeri in the Classic, but he told me: "If we had gone for the Distaff she would have been a 1-5 shot. That would have been easy. "It was greatness we wanted for her. If you fancy her, back her now as the US housewives will make her 4-1 or 5-1." ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— The market movers and shakers - 574 33/1 Taunton Winner p689/3 p689 Huge Bet 15Secs 10-15AM THU TOO LATE Titan Steer BetSpy Bookies
P557 Teletext 557 Oct27 21:12:53  From John  O'Hara in  Texas ——————————————————————————————————————— 17 WINNERS Azeri isn't the only horse D Wayne Lukas is hoping will run a big race at Lone Star Park on Saturday. The Californian handler is the most successful at the prestigious meeting with 17 winners to his name. Stellar Jayne is a multiple Grade 1 winner and she's a 3yo taking on the older fillies in the Distaff. "It's a tough race," said Lukas, "but she's very, very tough — and improving." ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Latest declared runners - 580 33/1 Taunton Winner p689/3 p689 Huge Bet 15Secs 10-15AM THU TOO LATE Titan Steer BetSpy Bookies
P557 Teletext 557 Oct27 21:12:18  From John  O'Hara in  Texas ——————————————————————————————————————— TOUGH RA E D Wayne Lukas' colt Consolidator is set to go face-to-face with European pair Scandinavia and Wilko in the Juvenile. "Hand on heart, this looks the hardest on the card," said Lukas. "I've won the race five times, but trust me, he fits the mould." He added of Keeneland's Grade 1 Futurity winner: "He's only a May 16 baby but he's really coming good now and peaking at the right time." ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Want to win a prize? - Competition 598 33/1 Taunton Winner p689/3 p689 Huge Bet 15Secs 10-15AM THU TOO LATE Titan Steer BetSpy Bookies
P557 Teletext 557 Oct27 21:13:44  From John  O'Hara in  Texas ——————————————————————————————————————— IS IT TRUE Asked for his best moment, D Wayne Lukas said, "Gee, that's tough as I've had so many highs with the likes of Charismatic and Winning Colors. "The best training job I did was with Is It True when he beat Easy Goer in the Juvenile in 1988. Easy Goer was the mortise lock of the 20th century and we picked him." Lukas also isn't frightened of racing a horse "if good enough" in Europe. ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Write to RacingLetters@teletext.co.uk 33/1 Taunton Winner p689/3 p689 Huge Bet 15Secs 10-15AM THU TOO LATE Titan Steer BetSpy Bookies
P557 Teletext 557 Oct27 21:13:11  From John  O'Hara in  (exas ——————————————————————————————————————— VERSATILE D Wayme Lukas explained that he has a good association with Irish owner - breeder John Magnier. "I'm going to see if I can train one of his Sadler's Wells. I've had Breeders' Cup winners on the turf and two Arlington Million winners and trained Thunder Gulch for Michael Tabor." Looking to Azeri on Saturday, Lukas said: "There is only one Horse Of The Year in the Classic." Take the hint. ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— Read how they ran - Review 559 33/1 Taunton Winner p689/3 p689 Huge Bet 15Secs 10-15AM THU TOO LATE Titan Steer BetSpy Bookies