November 4th, 2016 − Santa Anita

BC Juvenile Fillies 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 Juvenile Fillies Turf, $1 million, 1 mile (T), 2-year old fillies

7 Intricately Joseph O'Brien Ireland upset was first Group 1 win for trainer Joseph O'Brien, age 23; former jockey won BC Turf on St. Nicholas Abbey at 18 9-2
14 La Coronel Mark Casse Followed Saratoga romp in good maiden special weight with Keeneland stakes romp; would have been morning-line favorite until drawing outside post 5-1
5 Victory to Victory Mark Casse Blitzed 13 foes in Grade 1 Natalma at Woodbine; same race produced 2015 Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Catch a Glimpse for same trainer and jockey 6-1
3 New Money Honey Chad Brown Runner-up in debut to La Coronel, won Grade 3 Miss Grillo next; trainer has won two Juvenile Fillies Turf with Grillo winners, including Lady Eli 6-1
1 Hydrangea Aidan O'Brien Runner-up three times in prestigious races overseas; European trainer has won 10 BC races; father of Intricately's trainer 8-1
4 Spain Burg Kathy Ritvo Won 4 of 5 in Europe, including WAYI; subsequently sold for more than $1.6 million; will be making U.S. debut 8-1
13 Roly Poly Aidan O'Brien Upward pattern all season in Europe and was runner-up in Group 1; War Front filly produced by multiple Grade 1 winner Misty For Me 8-1
9 Cavale Doree Christophe Ferland Owner put up $100K to make French Group 3 winner eligible; compromised by speed bias last out, so goes the story 15-1
2 Lull Christophe Clement Distant runner-up in Grade 3 Jessamine; improving form for top trainer seeking first Breeders' Cup win, 29-0-5-3 BC record 15-1
6 Coasted Leah Gyarmati No match for New Money Honey while a distant third in first try with graded company; yielding ground a possible alibi 20-1
11 Rymska Chad Brown Runner-up in Miss Grillo in U.S. debut, finished in front of Coasted; European form appears rather nondescript 20-1
8 Madame Dancealot Richard Baltas Group 3 sprint winner in England waspurchased for reported $291K; arrived in United States in mid-October, makes local debut 20-1
10 Happy Mesa Graham Motion Runner-up in non-graded Surfer Girl Stakes in California debut; okay race over course; can't knock, can't endorse 30-1
12 La Force Patrick Gallagher U.S. debut and first start in three months was third-place finish in Surfer Girl; form in Italy suggests notch below 30-1
  Also eligible      
  Con Te Partiro Wesley Ward Brutal trip in first route, blocked from five-sixteenths to midstretch, took up, finished well, galloped out alongside Miss Southern Miss 30-1
  Sweeping Paddy Dale Romans Crushed maidens by 12-plus lengths at Kentucky Downs, then regressed to fourth in Grade 3 at Keeneland 30-1

Odds and comments by Brad Free