October 30th, 2015 − Keeneland

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-year-olds and up

1 I'm a Chatterbox Florent Geroux Larry Jones Most accomplished 3yo; versatile style, improving figs, decisive win PRX same prep Distaff winners Untapable, Ashado 8-1 8-1
2 Frivolous Jon Court Victoria Oliver Lost ground wide-trip fourth Spinster, has defeated Sheer Drama and second to that rival, seems to prefer CD 30-1 20-1
3 Salama Julien Leparoux Charles LoPresti BC Challenge winner in Peru can improve off creditable KEE allowance, faces tall order regarding class 50-1 30-1
4 Stopchargingmaria Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher Runs best fresh, makes first start two months, beaten favorite last out behind Sheer Drama, will be forwardly placed 5-1 15-1
5 Calamity Kate Edgar Prado Kelly Breen Improving 3yo top form, sharp stable, will be positioned close to front, wouldn’t discount at giant price 30-1 30-1
6 My Sweet Addiction Mike Smith Marty Jones California-based G1 winner runs best slow-pace races, unlikely scenario in this, will be forwardly placed 20-1 30-1
7 Wedding Toast Jose Lezcano Kiaran McLaughlin Field’s top figures, comeback win bias-aided, one-turn specialist most career, challenge carrying speed two turns 4-1 4-1
8 Curalina Joel Rosario Todd Pletcher Maiden in spring, among top 3yo fillies summer; G1 runner-up last out chasing lone speed initial try vs. older 12-1 10-1
9 Stellar Wind Victor Espinoza John Sadler Skipped prep races, 3yo will enters on works, runs fresh, four graded stakes from five starts this year 12-1 15-1
10 Yahilwa James Graham Jim Cassidy Up-front style keeps pace honest, neck short of 20-1 upset in Spinster, similar high odds likely Distaff 20-1 12-1
11 Untapable John Velazquez Steve Asmussen 2014 Oaks/Distaff winner earning same numbers this year vs. tougher foes, runner-up last out better than looks 5-1 5-1
12 Got Lucky Irad Ortiz, Jr. Todd Pletcher Late-blooming A.P. Indy filly won G1 Spinster with rail trip behind contested pace, legit contender from behind 6-1 6-1
13 Warren's Veneda Tyler Baze Craig Lewis Alibis recent losses: ran down, bruised foot, sprint prep; G1 winner has yet to regain top form 30-1 30-1
14 Sheer Drama Joe Bravo David Fawkes Multiple G1 winner in career form, defeated good fields recent starts SAR, DEL Freshened two months by design 9-2 7-2
  Also-eligibles (listed in order of preference)    
15 Peace and War Drayden Van Dyke Graham Motion Decent comeback PRX, won G1 Alcibiades last year KEE, looks to be in tough, but will pick up pieces   30-1

Comments and odds by Brad Free