Morley Street favored at Fair Hill in Breeders' Cup Steeplechase

October 11, 1991|By Marty McGee

Morley Street heads a field of 12 steeplechasers in the $250,000 Breeders' Cup Steeplechase tomorrow at Fair Hill Race Course.

Morley Street, the winner last year when the race was conducted at Belmont Park, has been made the 8-5 early favorite in the 2 5/8 -mile race jumping event.

The field, in the order they will line up: Cheering News, French Hill, Le Sauvage, Declare Your Wish, Made Noble, Jive With Five, Morley Street, Yaw, Double Bill, Jimmy Lorenzo, Talkin Butter and Moonstruck.

The Breeders' Cup Steeplechase is the fourth of a seven-race program that begins at 1 p.m. Taped coverage of the race will be provided on SportsWorld on NBC (channels 2 and 4) between 5 and 6 p.m.

The Steeplechase has been part of the Breeders' Cup program since 1986 and will be held at Fair Hill, in northern Cecil County, for the fourth time. The remainder of the $10 million Breeders' Cup championships will be run Nov. 2 at Churchill Downs.

The race will has one simulcast outlet: Morven Park in Leesburg, Va. The first of eight Morven races begins at 12:30 p.m.; it will be the first pari-mutuel program in Virginia history.

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