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Las Vegas, NV - Santa Anita Park in Arcadia California will be the center of the horse racing world this weekend. The Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf will go down Friday, November 1 as the best two year old turf runners in the land go one mile on Santa Anita's turf track for a purse of $1 million.
A full field of 14 has will line up in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf which has a post time of 3:50 PM PT Friday. Here is a look into the past performances of all 14 entries for this wide open Grade 1 Breeders' Cup stakes - many of which have invaded from Europe in search of the crown.
Vorda - French bred filly has five career starts with four wins including the Connolly Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) and Prix Robert Papin (Fra-I) and second in the group I Darley Prix Morny, the last two against the colts. Her form is unquestioned against top competition - look out for Vorda. Her impressive leadup to Friday's race has Vorda the 4-1 favorite Friday. She lines up from post 6 with Oliver Peslier in the saddle.
My Conquestadory - Mark Casse trainee and daughter of Artie Schiller looks like the best of the North American entries - two starts and two wins - in impressive style the Grade 2 Summer Stakes at Woodbine at this distance September 14 and the Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades in her only other career start. She hasn't really been challenged in her career so far but should have her hoofs full this week. Despite being lightly raced My Conquestadory is listed as the 9-2 second choice and will have Eurico Rosa da Silva aboard from the far outside post.
Chriselliam - Irish bred filly is coming off an upset win in a G1 at Newmarket September 27 after a second at Haydco Park and a ninth in the Pmu Prix du Calvados - Gr. 3 at Deauville in August. She has been mighty impressive of late and departs from post 8 at 6-1 odds.
Al Thakhira - has just two career starts and two wins in her native land. Both wins were statement victories including a dominant G2 score at Newmarket. Yet another quality European entry fort the Breeders' Cup Fillies Turf! She is the co-fourth choice at 6-1 odds and will have Ryan Moore in the reigns from post 2.
Testa Rossi - French bred Chad Brown trained filly has just one start in North America and it was a good one - a win in the Grade 3 Miss Grillo Stakes at Belmont Park October 6. This after three straight wins at home. That's four straight wins (the longest streak in the field) ahead of the Breeders' Cup - pretty impressive. Jose Lezcano will be in the saddle from post 12 as the 8-1 co-fifth choice.
Clenor - Doug O'Neill trained Irish bred filly had just one third place finish in three starts in her native land before arriving in North America where she has three starts and three wins - last time out in the minor Surfer Girl Stakes here October 6 and the Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Turf September 2 included. She has yet to line up in graded stakes company but enters this weekend the hottest of any of the entries. She is an intriguing 8-1 on the morning line and will have Rafael Bejarano aboard from post 10.
Ready to Act - was running well and looking good before unseating her rider and going on to a DNF last time out in the Grade 2 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine September 14. Before that was a nice MSW score at Saratoga July 22. She has just two career starts with 1 DNF and is still 8-1 on the morning line.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf betting at Santa Anita Park with OffTrackBetting.com
Kitten Kaboodle - Trainer Chad Brown sends out Kitten Kaboodle - recent winner of the Grade 3 Jessamine Stakes by five lengths at Keeneland October 9. She has two other career starts and two seconds - both MSW races at Saratoga this past summer. Kitten Kaboodle put it all together last time out and just may be peeking for the biggest race of the year. She is listed at 12-1 on the morning line and will have John Velazquez in the saddle from post 4.
Street Sailing - races in graded stakes company for the first time Friday but is coming off an Allowance score at Keeneland October 9 after a seventh in her stakes debut - the minor Mark McDermott Stakes at Presque Isle Downs September 8. Before that were a MSW score in July and a second in a similar race in her debut earlier that month. Street Sailing is 15-1 on the morning line and lines up from post 7 with Alan Garcia in the saddle.
Sky Painter - Kiaran McLaughlin trained filly most recently finished second to Testa Rossi in the Grade 3 Miss Grillo Stakes at Belmont Park October 6 after a MSW score at Saratoga in her debut August 22. Sky Painter is 15-1 on the morning line and lines up from post 13 with Luis Saez guiding her.
Dancing House - has finished inside the money in all three starts including two straight thirds in graded stakes action ahead of this weekend - the Grade 3 Miss Grillo October 6 and the Grade 1 Spinaway at Saratoga September 1. She debuted July 31 and won a MSW at Saratoga. Dancing House is 20-1 on the morning line and departs from post 9 with Mike Smith aboard.
Nesso - improving Vann Belvoir trained filly has finished second to Clenor in her last two starts - the Surfer Girl on this track last time out and the Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Stakes September 2. She won her debut before that - a Maiden Claiming at Calder in June. Nesso departs from the rail at 20-1 odds.
Colonel Joan - most recently finished third in the minor Surfer Girl Stakes here October 6 after a second in a MSW at Del Mar September 1 and a sixth in her debut. She has yet to taste victory and steps up in company Friday. Colonel Joan departs from post 3 at 20-1 odds Friday.
Granny Mc's Kitten - is coming off a fourth as favorite in the Grade 3 Miss Grillo Stakes at Belmont Park October 6 after a nice win in the minor P. G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga August 28 and a second in a MSW in her debut in July. Granny Mc's Kitten is 20-1 on the morning line and leaves from post 5 with Javier Castellano in the saddle.
Race 9 on Santa Anita Park's Friday card with a Post Time of 3:50 PM.
|1||Nesso||M. Garcia||V. Belvoir|
|2||Al Thakhira (GB)||R. Moore||M. Botti|
|3||Colonel Joan||J. Talamo||E. Harty|
|4||Kitten Kaboodle||J. Velazquez||C. Brown|
|5||Granny Mc's Kitten||J. Castellano||C. Brown|
|6||Vorda (FR)||O. Peslier||P. Sogorb|
|7||Street Sailing||A. Garcia||R. Mettee|
|8||Chriselliam (IRE)||R. Hughes||C. Hills|
|9||Dancing House||M. Smith||K. McLaughlin|
|10||Clenor (IRE)||R. Bejarano||D. O'Neill|
|11||Ready to Act||J. Rosario||C. Brown|
|12||Testa Rossi (FR)||J. Lezcano||C. Brown|
|13||Sky Painter||L. Saez||K. McLaughlin|
|14||My Conquestadory||E. Da Silva||M. Casse|
|Breeders' Cup Race||Grade||Purse||Date|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint||II||$1,000,000||November 6|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf||I||$1,000,000||November 6|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies||I||$2,000,000||November 6|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf||I||$1,000,000||November 6|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile||I||$2,000,000||November 6|
|Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint||I||$1,000,000||November 7|
|Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint||I||$1,000,000||November 7|
|Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile||I||$1,000,000||November 7|
|Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf||I||$2,000,000||November 7|
|Breeders' Cup Sprint||I||$2,000,000||November 7|
|Breeders' Cup Mile||I||$2,000,000||November 7|
|Breeders' Cup Distaff||I||$2,000,000||November 7|
|Breeders' Cup Turf||I||$4,000,000||November 7|
|Breeders' Cup Classic||I||$6,000,000||November 7|
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