October 31st, 2015 − Keeneland

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf

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 Turf, $2 million, 1 3/16 miles turf, fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up

1 Hard Not to Like John Velazquez Christophe Clement Wins in the Gamely and Diana put her at the top of the U.S. class, but her last effort was not good 8-1
2 Sentiero Italia Joel Rosario Kiaran McLaughlin She's a very talented 3-year-old, but she took a step back in the QE II and is up against it here 15-1
3 Legatissimo Ryan Moore David Wachman Were it not for two noses, she'd be riding a five race Group 1 win streak; certainly the one to beat 5-2
4 Sharla Rae Jose Lezcano Doug O'Neill Found the going much tougher in the Rodeo Drive after winning the Dmr Oaks; this is tougher still 30-1
5 Photo Call Drayden Van Dyke Graham Motion Was clearly the best in the Rodeo Drive, but was victimizing an unsually soft SoCal female turf division 15-1
6 Queen's Jewel Maxime Guyon Freddy Head Beaten favorite in two big Group 1 races in France in her last two; threat off her Gr. 1 win three back 5-1
7 Watsdachances Joe Bravo Chad Brown Was third best in the Beverly D. and got very, very lucky to get put up; in over her head against these 20-1
8 Dacita Javier Castellano Chad Brown Really liked her determined win in the Ballston Spa in her U.S. debut, edging BC Mile starter Tepin 8-1
9 Miss France Lanfranco Dettori Andre Fabre Was a narrowly beaten second as the favorite in both of her starts this year at Longchamp; logical 6-1
10 Bawina Olivier Peslier Carlos Laffon-Parias Another who hit the board in two recent Group 1s, hers in France; also seems a notch below the best 15-1
11 Stephanie's Kitten Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad Brown Her Flower Bowl victory last time was thanks to a soft field, or soft footing, or a combination of both 10-1
12 Secret Gesture Florent Geroux Ralph Beckett Was best in the Beverly D. even if she was disqualified; hasn't raced since, and this is a tougher field 10-1
  Also Eligible      
13 Elektrum Victor Epsinoza John Sadler Game second in the Rodeo Drive, but she will have to improve significantly to even make a dent here 20-1
14 Talmada  William Buick Roger Varian Got up for second in the E. P. Taylor over the limited Rosalind; that makes her a distinct outsider here 15-1

Odds and comments by Mike Watchmaker.



Flower Bowl

    BC  Best FM Turf finisher Juvenile
Year Winner Finish (Flower Bowl finish) finish
2005-Bel Riskaverse 13-31 1/4 Film Maker (3rd) 3-1 1/2
2006-CD Honey Ryder 3-2 1/2 Film Maker (2nd) 2-2 1/4
2007-Mth Lahudood 1-3/4 Lahudood (1st) 1-3/4
2008-SA Dynaforce 8-4 Mauralakana (2nd) 6-2 3/4
2009-SA Pure Clan 2-1 Pure Clan (1st) 2-1
2010-CD Ave DNR Keertana (4th) 3-1/2
2011-CD Stacelita 10-5 1/2 Distorted Legacy  (2nd) 4-3/4
2012-SA Nahrain 10-6 1/2 Zagora (2nd) 1-3/4
2013-SA Laughing 7-2 3/4 Laughing (1st) 7-2 3/4
2014-SA Stephanie's Kitten 2-1 1/4 Stephanie's Kitten (1st) 2-1 1/4

First Lady

    BC Best FM Turf finisher Juvenile
Year Winner Finish (First Lady finish) finish
2005-Bel Intercontinental 1-1 1/4 Intercontinental (1st) 1-1 1/4
2006-CD Gorella DNR* My Typhoon (3rd) 6-5 1/2
2007-Mth Vacare DNR  Arravale (5th) 7-8
2008-SA Forever Together 1-3/4 Forever Together (1st) 1-3/4
2009-SA Diamondrella DNR** Forever Together (3rd) 3-2 1/4
2010-CD Proviso DNR*** N/A  
2011-CD Never Retreat DNR N/A  
2012-SA Tapitsfly DNR N/A  
2013-SA Better Lucky DNR**** N/A  
2014-SA Dayatthespa 1-1 1/4 Dayatthespa (1st) 1-1 1/4
*-7th in Mile; **-11th in Turf Sprint; ***-7th in Mile; *-2nd in Filly-Mare Sprint  

Rodeo Drive

    BC Best FM Turf finisher Juvenile
Year Winner Finish (Rodeo Drive finish) finish
2005-Bel Megahertz 8-13 1/2 Megahertz (1st) 8-13 1/2
2006-CD Wait a While 4-4 1/4 Wait a While (1st) 4-4 1/4
2007-Mth Nashoba's Key 4-2 Nashoba's Key (1st) 4-2
2008-SA Wait a While 3-1 (dq10) Wait a While (1st) 3-1 (dq10)
2009-SA Magical Fantasy 5-2 1/2 Visit (2nd) 4-2 1/2
2010-CD Hibaayeb 8-2 1/4 Hibaayeb (1st) 8-2 1/4
2011-CD Dubawi Heights 6-2 1/2 Dubawi Heights (1st) 6-2 1/2
2012-SA Marketing Mix 2-3/4 Marketing Mix (1st) 2-3/4
2013-SA Tiz Flirtatious 6-2 Marketing Mix (2nd) 5-1 1/2
2014-SA Emollient 9-5 1/4 Parranda (2nd) 6-4 1/4