09/09/2013 3:16PM

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies: Untapable joins top-line club with Pocahontas win

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Untapable's victory in the Pocahontas guarantees her a spot in the Juvenile Fillies through the Breeders' Cup Challenge program.

Sweet Reason and She’s a Tiger are the most prominent names on the list of early probables for the Grade 1, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, while Untapable joined the club last Saturday with her win in the Grade 2 Pocahontas at Churchill Downs.  

The Pocahontas was the first "Win and You’re In" race for the BC Juvenile Fillies, a 1 1/16-mile race that will be held at Santa Anita on Saturday, Nov. 2. The remaining challenge races are the Chandelier at Santa Anita on Sept. 28, and the Frizette at Belmont on Oct. 5.

Sweet Reason is a candidate for the Frizette following her commanding, 5 3/4-length win in the Grade 1, $300,000 Spinaway at Saratoga on Sept. 1. The Beyer Speed Figure of 98 that she earned for her performance in the seven-furlong race ranks as the best number awarded to a 2-year-old filly so far this year in North America.

Treadway Racing Stable owns Sweet Reason, who is bred to improve with distance as a daughter of Street Sense and a half-sister to Don’t Forget Gil, winner of the Grade 3 Florida Oaks in 2009. Sweet Reason is trained by Leah Gyarmati.

She’s a Tiger is being pointed for the Chandelier off a half-length win in the Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Debutante at seven furlongs Aug. 31. She dueled through hot fractions and had more in the stretch to secure her second stakes win behind the $150,000 Landaluce at Betfair Hollywood Park on July 13.

She’s a Tiger is from the same mare as Smiling Tiger, a multiple Grade 1-winning sprinter who earned $1,480,704. Jeff Bonde trains for Mark Dedomenico, Allen Aldrich, Lisa Hernandez, and Stuart Downey.

Untapable won at the distance of the BC Juvenile Fillies in the Pocahontas, while another 2-year-old stakes winner from last Saturday was She’s Offlee Good in the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie at Arlington Park.

The stakes within the division this weekend are the $100,000 Brave Raj at Calder and the $100,000 Barretts Debutante at Fairplex, both Saturday.

Bahnah to bypass Breeders’ Cup

Bahnah, the winner of the Grade 3 Schuylerville at Saratoga who finished sixth in the Spinaway, will not advance to the Breeders’ Cup, according to her trainer, Bret Calhoun. He said Bahnah on Friday had a minor throat procedure to correct a breathing issue.

“We think she displaced [her palate] in that last race,” Calhoun said. “We did a myectomy on her.”

Calhoun said Bahnah will likely target the Delta Downs series for 2-year-old fillies, the $150,000 My Trusty Cat on Oct. 25, and the Grade 3, $500,000 Delta Downs Princess on Nov. 23.