Lane Way preps for Breeders' Cup with Eddie D S. (G2) win
RSS Feeds Sunday, October 1, 2023

MyRacehorse’s Lane Way is likely on his way to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) in early November following his gritty victory in the $200,000 Eddie D. S. (G2) Sept. 30 at Santa Anita Park. This year’s Breeders’ Cup is also at the Southern California track.

Lane Way, a 6-year-old son of Into Mischief, was consigned and sold by Eddie Woods at the 2019 OBS March 2-year-old sale, where he brought a winning bid of $550,000 from Spendthrift Farm. 

After a bit of scrambled beginning in Saturday's turf sprint, Lane Way made his way between horses and was second only to Noble Reflection as they entered the turn. Holding his spot around the bend, Lane Way forged past Noble Reflection with less than a furlong to go, then held off Bran (FR) to win by a half-length in 1:14.47 for the 6 ½-furlongs on a “good” turf course.

“He is just a really nice horse,” said winning trainer Richard Mandella. “We gave him a good rest. Kind of planned to get him at his best at this time of year and it worked. It doesn’t always, but it worked this time.”

Lane Way is a very steady 5-6-5 in 19 lifetime starts and has earned $490,560 . He was bred in Kentucky by GWTW Horses LLC.