Breeders’ Cup Notes: Classic or Distaff for Swiss Skydiver?

The decision will have to come, but Saturday was not the time to make it.

That doesn’t mean trainer Kenny McPeek hasn’t been thinking about what to do with his popular filly Swiss Skydiver when the Breeders’ Cup is run on the first weekend of November.

Here are the options: He could run Swiss Skydiver in the $2 million Distaff at 1 1/8 miles or take a swing at the $6 million Classic at 1 1/4 miles. Both races are on Nov. 7 at Keeneland Race Track in Lexington, Ky.

What makes the choice more than a little difficult is how Swiss Skydiver has performed against both sexes this year.

The 3-year-old filly …

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