November 5th, 2016 − Santa Anita

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

2 Haveyougoneaway Tom Morley Won the Ballerina, perhaps the purest prep for this event, and beat several in here in the process 3-1
8 Carina Mia Bill Mott She'll be happy to not have to chase Songbird yet again, but her third in the Ballerina was only okay 7-2
3 Tara's Tango Jerry Hollendorfer No Stellar Winds or Beholders here, and she won sprinting two starts back; big shot despite light Beyers 6-1
6 By the Moon Michelle Nevin Narrowly beaten second in the Ballerina, and a duplicate of that performance makes her a win threat 8-1
12 Finest City Ian Kruljac Ran well on turf in last two, but her prior two on dirt, one a sprint, also were quite good; interesting 10-1
9 Paulassilverlining Michelle Nevin Flattered the Ballerina form when she came back to win the Gallant Bloom; seems a notch below 10-1
7 Gloryzapper Phil D'Amato Won the L.A. Woman, the local prep for this, but over decidedly weaker opposition; must improve 12-1
10 Wavell Avenue Chad Brown Won this last year, but won't repeat unless she runs much better than she has just about all this year 12-1
4 Gomo Doug O'Neill Has a license to improve on her recent return from a layoff, but has never run fast enough to contend 20-1
11 Irish Jasper Chad Brown Came up a live rail to win the TCA Stakes, a race that wasn't tough and wasn't that fast; an outsider 20-1
13 Spelling Again Brad Cox In here on the basis of her Princess Rooney win four starts back; last three efforts were uninspiring 30-1
1 Paola Queen Gustavo Delgado Shocked the world in the Test Stakes at 55-1 and has bombed since; must prove that score wasn't a fluke 30-1
5 Wonder Gal Leah Gyarmati Her last two victories came at the expense of New York-breds; recent open stakes tries are not strong 30-1

Odds and comments by Mike Watchmaker