10/01/2012 5:29PM

Belmont Park: Zagora points to Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf

Barbara D. Livingston
Zagora will make her next start in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf.

Flower Bowl 1-2 finishers Nahrain and Zagora appear headed to the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf.

Nahrain, second in the Filly and Mare Turf last year, earned her spot in the race by winning Saturday’s Grade 1 Flower Bowl by a half-length over Zagora.

Roger Varian, trainer of Nahrain, returned to Newmarket on Saturday night, but no decision yet has been made on whether the filly will stay in the United States to train up to the Breeders’ Cup or return to Newmarket.

Meanwhile, trainer Chad Brown said Flower Bowl runner-up Zagora would point to the Filly and Mare Turf, but third-place finisher Dream Peace would most likely not go to the race.

Even prior to the Flower Bowl, owner Martin Schwartz made Zagora Breeders’ Cup-eligible. However, Dream Peace is not eligible, and Brown said her owners have not indicated they want to pay the exorbitant supplemental fee to make her eligible. Brown said Dream Peace could wheel back in the E.P. Taylor at Woodbine.

“Zagora is going to the Breeders’ Cup,” Brown said. “Mr. Schwartz has already supplemented her. I thought they both ran very well, and so far they’ve come out of the race well.”

Mark More than 1 year ago
She had lead at 1/16 pole at belmont after sitting off 1:17 for 6 f. Had first run and couldnt hold off nahrain who is still one race awsy from.top performance. Zagora will not hit board at santa anita
Steve More than 1 year ago
Santa Anita's super hard turf course is right up her alley. A repeat of her race at Saratoga and she wins.
Mark More than 1 year ago
No Zagora for me thanks.