I hate that this race did not draw a full field, but it should still be a worthwhile event. Trainer Wesley Ward has to be loving the addition of this race. He does tremendously well with sprinting juveniles and will be well represented by Sweet Shirley Mae and Almost an Angel.
This race is a freak show and I wish they would get rid of it. It serves no useful purpose as there are no serious stakes events at the distance of 1 3/4 miles. The field is actually OK and should see Atigun, a horse that has never won a stakes races, go as the favorite. I’m looking forward to playing against him.
Juvenile Fillies Turf
I’m not too familiar with the European entries, but without having seen the PPs I would imagine they are way ahead of their American counterparts. You can probably toss any horse that isn’t from overseas.
This race gives us a chance to see a great showdown between Dreaming of Julia and Executiveprivilege. The latter has home field advantage, but the former has enough talent to overcome that. Expect a short field as only nine have been entered and three of them have first preference in a different race.
Filly & Mare Turf
Marketing Mix might run a huge race in this spot. She has a win on the course and has proved she can tangle with top Europeans in the past. Nahrain is back to try again after finishing second last year.
This is going to be the best race of the Breeders’ Cup. It is stacked with talent from top to bottom. Defending champ Royal Delta is quite the final boss for the likes of My Miss Aurelia, Awesome Feather, Questing, Include Me Out, Love and Pride and Grace Hall.
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