November 4th, 2016 − 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

Breeders' Cup Distaff, $2 million, 1 1/8 miles, fillies and mares 3-years-old and up

Songbird Jerry Hollendorfer Undefeated champion, BC Juvenile Fillies winner 2015, likely to set pace in first start versus older, 3-year-olds have won 10 BC Distaffs 2-1
Beholder Richard Mandella Three-time champion, two-time BC winner prefers to stalk, third consecutive loss earned one of career-best figs 5-2
Stellar Wind John Sadler Champion 3-year-old filly of 2015, light 2016 campaign plus aggressive strategy produced successive Grade 1 upsets versus Beholder 3-1
Curalina Todd Pletcher Runs best fresh, two romps this year followed layoffs, big works first two months, Filly and Mare Sprint is second preference 6-1
I'm a Chatterbox Larry Jones Crossed the wire first in four Grade 1's, strategical miscue in Grade 1 at Saratoga two back?, confidence-building romp versus modest foes in last 10-1
Forever Unbridled Dallas Stewart Two-time Grade 1 winner this year relegated to longshot status in tough race, Midwest filly scheduled to ship to California on Friday 10-1
Carina Mia Bill Mott Runner-up twice to Songbird, would apply pace pressure if she starts, has Filly and Mare Sprint listed as first preference 15-1
Land Over Sea Doug O'Neill Runner-up in Kentucky Oaks, off the board in three starts since, affinity for Santa Anita, connections never shy to roll dice 30-1
Corona Del Inca Guillermo Frenkel Argentina WAYI upset in May was validated when runner-up returned to romp in Group 1, connections won 2012 BC Marathon 30-1

- Comments and odds by Brad Free