ARCADIA, Calif. -- David Hofmans, trying to pull off one of the great training achievements in Breeders Cup history, gave Melatonin a sharp final work Wednesday morning at Santa Anita in preparation for the $6 million Breeders Cup Classic on Saturday.Melatonin has not raced since winning the Gold Cup at Santa Anita in June owing to an illness he had at Del Mar that prevented him from starting in the summer and fall. So, Hofmans has had to train Melatonin up to the race, and hes done so in aggressive fashion to have him fit for a 1-1/4-mile race against the likes of California Chrome and Arrogate.Melatonin has had 10 works since Sept. 6, including six in the past 31 days. His final series was a mile on Oct. 22, five furlongs five days later on Oct. 27, and then a half-mile Wednesday in 47.98 seconds, according to Daily Racing Forms Mike Welsch.That was a little faster than I wanted, but he did it so easy, Hofmans said. He was in a high canter. He did it well within himself.Joe Talamo, Melatonins regular rider, was aboard for the work.How was he? Hofmans asked Talamo as Melatonin came through the paddock after the work.A-plus Talamo replied.Hofmans said he could envision Melatonin being on the lead Saturday, depending on how he breaks and the tactics used early by California Chrome to his inside and Arrogate to his outside.He may be sitting third, but if he breaks running, who wouldnt mind being up a length and a half? Hofmans said. Just as long as hes not going head-and-head.Melatonins layoff numbers 133 days. Invasor, 10 years ago, won the Classic off a 91-day layoff, the longest for a winner of the Classic. cheap nfl stitched jerseys . Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz were sent to Toronto on Saturday as the Maple Leafs traded defenceman Jesse Blacker and draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks. Cheap Jacksonville Jaguars Jerseys .ca. 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