10/19/2012 12:09PM

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf: Prix de l'Opera winner Ridasiyna joins field as possible favorite


Ridasiyna, winner of the Group 1 Prix de l’Opera at Longchamp Oct. 7, is expected to make her next start in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf Nov. 2, according to Adrian Beaumont of the International Racing Bureau.

Owned by The Aga Khan, Ridasiyna earned an expense-paid Breeders’ Cup berth in taking the Prix de l’Opera, a Win and You’re In challenge race. She was not immediately committed to the Filly and Mare Turf, however, as her connections considered other races, including the Japan Cup.

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A French-based 3-year-old filly trained by Mikel Delzangles, she is a winner of four of five starts and could start as the Filly and Mare Turf favorite against a top-class field likely to include The Fugue, Nahrain, Marketing Mix, Zagora, and I’m a Dreamer.

Withdrawn from consideration Friday from the Filly and Mare Turf was Spinster runner-up Mystical Star, trainer Christophe Clement said.

The $175,000 Maple Leaf on Woodbine’s Polytrack Nov. 3 or the Grade 3, $150,000 Long Island Handicap on the Aqueduct turf course Nov. 10 are being considered for her next race, Clement said.