10/05/2011 1:53PM

Breeders' Cup: Grace Hall, Weemissfrankie in no hurry to ship for Juvenile Fillies

Shigeki Kikkawa
Weemissfrankie, winner of the Oak Leaf Stakes, will train at Santa Anita for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

Unbeaten fillies Grace Hall and Weemissfrankie punched tickets to the Juvenile Fillies, but neither will travel to Churchill Downs any time soon.

“We’ll stay right here at Delaware Park until the last minute,” trainer Anthony Dutrow said after Grace Hall won the $75,000 Blue Hen Stakes on Oct. 1 at Delaware. Grace Hall earned a 78 Beyer Speed Figure winning the 1 1/16-mile arace by 5 3/4 lengths.

Ramon Dominguez, who rode Grace Hall in the Grade 1 Spinaway, regains the mount for the Breeders’ Cup. Joe Rocco Jr. substituted at Delaware while Dominguez rode Havre de Grace and Stacelita to Grade 1 wins at Belmont.

Weemissfrankie won the Grade 1 Oak Leaf Stakes by a half-length Oct. 2 at Santa Anita, where she will train.

“I’m not going to breeze her” at Churchill Downs, trainer Peter Eurton said. “I’ll probably work her here a week before the race, then ship a day after.

Weemissfrankie, the only 2-year-old in the country with two Grade 1 wins (Del Mar Debutante, Oak Leaf) earned an 86 Beyer winning the 1 1/16-mile dirt race by a half-length under regular rider Rafael Bejarano.

Weemissfrankie once was considered for the Juvenile Fillies Turf, and Eurton believes grass eventually will be her preference.

“With her turn of foot, she’s going to be a grass horse, sure as hell,” he said.

He said Weemissfrankie will remain on dirt for now and target the Juvenile Fillies.

Oak Leaf runner-up Candrea will be considered for the Breeders’ Cup, while Oak Leaf third-place finisher Charm the Maker is not likely.

The Grade 1 Alcibiades on Friday at Keeneland includes Woodbine shipper Tu Endie Wei and California shipper Egg Drop. In the Grade 1 Frizette on Saturday at Belmont, Stopshoppingmaria and My Miss Aurelia are principals.