November 1st, 2013 − Santa Anita

Breeders' Cup Distaff

Friday's Race of the Day:

Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita

RACE COVERAGE: Classic | Distaff | Turf | Filly & Mare Turf | Mile | Dirt Mile | Sprint | Turf Sprint | Filly & Mare Sprint | Juvenile | Juvenile Turf | Juvenile Fillies | Juvenile Fillies Turf | Marathon

Breeders' Cup Distaff, $2 million, 1 1/8 miles, fillies and mares

1 Street Girl M. Azupura A. Castillo Stumbled at start of Cotillion, finished third possibly better than looked, can hit board if others misfire 20-1
2 Authenticity T. Pletcher J. Velazquez Deceptively good runner-up finish first start over the track, knocking on door all season, looms upsetter 5-1
3 Close Hatches B. Mott J. Rosario Only filly to defeat Princess of Sylmar this year, solid comeback win Cotillion, faces older for first time 6-1
4 Royal Delta B. Mott M. Smith Queen of division seeks third Distaff/Ladies Classic, Mott recently tightened  screws, tough gal setting pace 9-5
5 Beholder R. Mandella G. Stevens Undefeated two-turn races at Santa Anita, though unlikely for same soft trip as in final prep race 3-1
6 Princess of Sylmar T. Pletcher J. Castellano Clinched 3yo filly championship  winning Beldame, $100k to be BC eligible, likely good trip third/fourth 5-2

Odds and comments by Brad Free