10/26/2011 1:31PM

Breeders' Cup: My Miss Aurelia tops pre-entries for Juvenile Fillies

Barbara D. Livingston
My Miss Aurelia tops 18 pre-entered fillies in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

Three undefeated Grade 1 winners, including likely favorite My Miss Aurelia, are among 18 fillies pre-entered for one of the most formful Breeders’ Cup races of recent years.

The Juvenile Fillies has been won by the favorite eight of the last nine years, a role likely to be held in 2011 by My Miss Aurelia, facile winner of the Grade 1 Frizette at Belmont Park. Steve Asmussen trains My Miss Aurelia, ridden last out by Corey Nakatani. The 3-for-3 filly will try to stretch her speed two turns against two top fillies proven at a route.

East Coast-based Grace Hall and West Coast-based Weemissfrankie are expected to provide the main challenge. They enter with an attribute the favorite lacks – a win around two turns.

Grace Hall won the seven-furlong Grade 1 Spinaway in her second start, then stretched out and won a $75,000 two-turn stakes at Delaware at a mile and 70 yards. She is trained by Tony Dutrow. Ramon Dominguez is expected to ride.

Weemissfrankie won the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante in her second career start, then stretched to 1 1/16 miles and won the Grade 1 Oak Leaf at Santa Anita. She is trained by Pete Eurton. Rafael Bejarano is her regular rider.

Oak Leaf runner-up Candrea will keep the pace honest. Awesome Belle moves up in class after a romping win in the My Dear Girl at Calder. The 2010 Juvenile Fillies winner Awesome Feather used the My Dear Girl as her final prep.

Other leading contenders include Miss Netta, third in the Frizette; Rocket Twentyone, 2 for 2 but unraced since September; and Say a Novena, a two-time sprint stakes winner.

Stephanie’s Kitten, Stopshoppingmaria, and Up all have first preference in the Juvenile Fillies Turf.