October 31st, 2015 − Keeneland

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 Fioretti Sophie Doyle Anthony Hamilton Jr. Upset winner of the TCA over the track could duplicate that performance and get nothing this time 20-1
2 Dame Dorothy John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Her 4 for 5 record at the distance is owned to favorable circumstance; think she's a decided cut below 15-1
3 Taris Gary Stevens Simon Callaghan Cooked in an insane speed duel in her prep; wouldn't be surprised if she tried rating; loves the track 6-1
4 La Verdad Irad Ortiz, Jr. Linda Rice The seven furlong distance in top company may be an issue, even if she rates like she did last week 5-1
5 Artemus Agrotera Junior Alvarado Mike Hushion She can run, but hasn't raced since her seventh in this race last year; the layoff is too long for me 12-1
6 Super Majesty Alex Solis Jerry Hollendorfer Sent off the strong favorite in all four starts and won three of them; has never faced this kind, though 12-1
7 Wavell Avenue Joel Rosario Chad Brown Was getting to La Verdad late when second in the Gallant Bloom; let's see her run back to that 15-1
8 Stonetastic Paco Lopez Kelly Breen Very fast and can pop a big Beyer Figure, but she missed a prep and might not really want 7 furlongs 8-1
9 Sweet Whiskey Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher It's been almost two years since her last stakes win; she's really more of an allowance horse now 30-1
10 Kiss to Remember Julien Leparoux Marty Wolfson Even accounting for her second in the Ballerina, she hasn't run a race good enough to win this 30-1
11 Judy the Beauty Lanfranco Dettori Wesley Ward Narrowly won this last year, but has been mediocre this year; you have to wonder if she's lost a step 6-1
12 Room for Me Victor Espinoza David Jacobson Been a terrific claim, but has also been in better form, and has never beaten horses of this kind 30-1
13 Merry Meadow Joe Bravo Mark Hennig Has evolved into something of a Florida horse, which is a very nice thing to be, but this is Kentucky 20-1
14 Cavorting Irad Ortiz, Jr. Kiaran McLaughlin Found herself once she focused on sprinting and has yet to lose at less than a mile; post is a concern 7-2

Odds and comments by Mike Watchmaker


Thoroughbred Club of America

    FM Sprint Best FM Sprint finisher FM Sprint
Year Winner Finish (Gallant Bloom finish) finish
2007-Mth Wild Gams 9-10 1/2 Baroness Thatcher (3rd) 4-4
2008-SA Indyanne DNR-Scr N/A  
2009-SA Informed Decision 1-1 1/4 Informed Decision (1st) 1-1 1/4
2010-CD Dubai Majesty 1-2 1/4 Dubai Majesty (1st) 1-2 1/4
2011-CD Holiday for Kitten DNR* Musical Romance (2nd) 1-1 1/4
2012-SA Groupie Doll 1-4 1/2 Groupie Doll (1st) 1-4 1/2
2013-SA Judy the Beauty 2-1/2 Groupie Doll (3rd) 1-1/2
2014-SA Leigh Court 5-5 1/4 Stonetastic (3rd) 4-4 1/2
*-9th in Turf Sprint

Gallant Bloom

    FM Sprint Best FM Sprint finisher FM Sprint
Year Winner Finish (Gallant Bloom finish) finish
2007-Mth Jazzy 10-14 Jazzy (1st) 10-14
2008-SA Indian Blessing 2-4 Indian Blessing (1st) 2-4
2009-SA Indian Blessing DNR Sara Louise (2nd) 4-5
2010-CD My Jen 13-37 Sara Louise (3rd) 6-9 1/2
2011-CD Pomeroys Pistol 4-3 3/4 Pomeroys Pistol (1st) 4-3 3/4
2012-SA Dust and Diamonds 2-4 1/2 Dust and Diamonds (1st) 2-4 1/2
2013-SA Cluster of Stars DNR Dance Card (3rd) 3-1
2014-SA Artemis Agrotera 8-8 3/4 Artemis Agrotera (1st) 8-8 3/4