10/28/2013 5:37PM

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll lands in post 11

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Barbara D. Livingston
Groupie Doll drew post No. 11 and is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint.

ARCADIA, Calif. – Trainer Buff Bradley was elated with Groupie Doll being assigned post 11 when a field of 12 was entered Monday for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Saturday at Santa Anita.

“Perfect,” said Bradley, who will be saddling Groupie Doll for the last time before the 5-year-old mare is sold at auction Nov. 6 at Keeneland. “We’d much rather be outside than anywhere.”

Groupie Doll, with Rajiv Maragh back to ride, is expected to be a lukewarm favorite when faced with a tougher task this year in the seven-furlong Filly and Mare Sprint – as opposed to last year, when she was an easy winner as an odds-on favorite.

Other notable starting slots for the Filly and Mare Sprint: Book Review, post 2; Teddy’s Promise, post 5; Dance to Bristol, post 8; and Sweet Lulu, post 12.

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Teddy’s Promise, one of the likely pacesetters, prefers to race outside of rivals, trainer Ron Ellis said.

“I wanted farther outside, but I guess it’s better than being down on the rail,” he said.

The Filly and Mare Sprint traditionally has been a Friday event since its 2007 inception but has been moved to the Saturday schedule this year.

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

Purse: $1 million; seven furlongs; Grade 1
1. Renee’s Titan (M. Gutierrez), 30-1
2. Book Review (R. Bejarano), 6-1
3. Starship Truffles (G. Stevens), 15-1
4. Dance Card (J. Rosario), 8-1
5. Teddy’s Promise (V. Espinoza), 6-1
6. Ismene (M. Smith), 20-1
7. Summer Applause (J. Castellano), 12-1
8. Dance to Bristol (X. Perez), 5-1
9. Judy the Beauty (J. Velazquez), 6-1
10. Great Hot (Brz) (C. Sutherland), 20-1
11. Groupie Doll (R. Maragh), 5-2
12. Sweet Lulu (J. Leparoux), 8-1

Post time: Saturday, 4:21 p.m.