November 4th, 2017 − Del Mar

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

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 Filly and Mare Sprint, $1 million, 7 furlongs, fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up

1 Carina Mia Chad Brown Seemed poised to have a big year this year and while she hasn't been terrible, she has disappointed 20-1
2 Paulassilverlining Chad Brown Has won two Grade 1 events this year at this distance, but that was early on, and her last was not good 8-1
3 Curlin's Approval Happy Alter She's good at her Gulfstream base, but GP can often be like Las Vegas, what happens there, stays there 20-1
4 Finest City Ian Kruljac Upset this race last year. Tailed off in her last two starts, has been freshened, and has run well fresh 15-1
5 Bar of Gold John Kimmel Been all over the place lately: slop, synth, turf, dirt, routes, sprints; understandable if her head's spinning 20-1
6 Proper Discretion Phil D'Amato She's a terror against Ohio-bred competition, but last I checked, the F&M Sprint isn't for Ohio-breds 50-1
7 By the Moon Michelle Nevin Won 3 of last 4, probably doesn't get the respect she merits; Beyers aren't big, but no one's really are 12-1
8 Constellation Bob Baffert Looks like Skye Diamonds has her number, but she's very consistent; makes first start for the Baffert barn 15-1
9 Finley'sluckycharm Bret Calhoun Showed a new dimension most recently when she came from off the pace to win the TCA stakes 8-1
10 Highway Star Rodrigo Ubillo Another who brings solid, if unspectacular, form to the party; wouldn't surprise of she grabbed a piece 15-1
11 Unique Bella Jerry Hollendorfer Immensely talented 3-year-old left plenty in the tank in return, note no 3-year-old has won this race yet 8-5
12 Skye Diamonds Bill Spawr In career form with a strong win over the Del Mar track in the Rancho Bernardo; suitably fresh, too 6-1
13 Princess Karen Jeff Bonde Unique Bella blew past this filly in the L.A. Woman; little reason to expect her to turn the tables this time 30-1
14 Ami's Mesa Josie Carroll She's a prolific winner on synthetic, but this race is on dirt, and it's anyone's guess how she'll handle it 20-1

Odds and comments by Mike Watchmaker