09/04/2011 2:44PM

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf a possibility for Weemissfrankie

Weemissfrankie, winner of the Del Mar Debutante, could be pointed to the Breeders' Cup, either for her dirt debut in the Juvenile Fillies or in the Juvenile Fillies Turf.

DEL MAR, Calif. – Weemissfrankie’s win in the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante on Saturday has left trainer Peter Eurton thinking of the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs in November, and not just the BC Juvenile Fillies.

The Juvenile Fillies Turf race is being considered, although Eurton indicated that a decision hinges on how Weemissfrankie runs in her next scheduled start, the $250,000 Oak Leaf Stakes over 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita on Oct. 2.

Owned by a partnership, Weemissfrankie has made both of her career starts on Del Mar’s Polytrack surface, and has never trained on a dirt surface since joining Eurton’s stable. Earlier this year, she was trained on Hollywood Park’s Cushion Track synthetic surface. Eurton does not see a shift to a dirt surface as a concern.

“She really likes this surface,” he said at Del Mar on Sunday. “But she likes Hollywood, too. When I get to Santa Anita, I may not breeze her for a couple of weeks.

“My biggest thing would be the Breeders’ Cup. We still have the turf race.”

In the $250,000 Del Mar Debutante, Weemissfrankie closed from seventh in a field of 10 under Rafael Bejarano to win by 1 1/4 lengths over the Irish import Self Preservation, finishing seven furlongs in 1:23.20.

“I couldn’t have asked for anything better than that,” Eurton said.

Self Preserveration will be considered for the Oak Leaf or the $400,000 Alcibiades Stakes over 1 1/16 miles at Keeneland on Oct. 7, trainer Ben Cecil said.

“We’ll see how she does when we get to Santa Anita,” Cecil said. “I don’t think she handled the Polytrack going into this race.”

Santa Anita recently refurbished its main track to reduce clay content and add sand. The surface has been open for training since late July, and will the barn area there will fill in coming days in advance of the Santa Anita Autumn meeting that begins on Sept. 30.