October 31st, 2014 − Santa Anita

Breeders' Cup Distaff

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

BC Distaff

- Untapable, 3, f Steven Asmussen Cotillion (G1), 1st (9/20) Kentucky Oaks winner posted brilliant SA work, could start favored first try vs. older -
- Close Hatches, 4, f William Mott Spinster Stakes (G1), 4th (10/05) Spinster expected formality, unusual misfire casts doubt current form multiple G1 winner -
- Don't Tell Sophia, 6, m Phil Sims Spinster Stakes (G1), 1st (10/05) Consistent mare has won 8 of 13 over past year, Spinster upset puts her in the picture -
- Iotapa, 4, f John Sadler Zenyatta Stakes (G1), 3rd (9/27) Front-runner missed break and lost chance in Zenyatta, also bled, Distaff remains the goal -
- Tiz Midnight, 4, f Bob Baffert Zenyatta Stakes (G1), 2nd (9/27) Improving filly benefitted from pace scenario in first graded stakes, will take shot in BC -
- Belle Gallantey, 5, m Rudy Rodriguez Beldame (G1), 1st, (9/27) Responded to Rudy Rodriguez magic, won pair G1's and $851k since claimed for $35,000 -
- Parranda, 5, m Jerry Hollendorfer Rodeo Drive Stakes (G1), 2nd (9/27) Turf specialist training super on Santa Anita dirt track, likely to cross enter F&M Turf -
- Ria Antonia, 3, f Tom Amoss Spinster Stakes (G1), 2nd (10/05) Upset winner of 2013 BC Juvenile Fillies at SA is back in form, improved with blinkers -
- Valiant Emilia-PER, 5, m Gary Mandella Clasico Cesar DelRio (G3-PER), 1st( 6/22) Earned berth winning BC Challenge race in Peru, gearing up for North American debut -
- L'Amour de Ma Vie, 5, m Pia Brandt Premio Vittorio (G1-Italy), 9th, (9/28) European turf mare candidate to cross-enter; imports have not fared well in Distaff -

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