10/17/2008 11:00PM

Filly and Mare Turf: Mott confident with Dynaforce


Dynaforce will play a prominent role in Friday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf. How long that lasts depends on whether she is comfortable near the front of the 1 1/4-mile turf race.

That style has led to a major stakes win this year for Dynaforce - the Grade 1 Flower Bowl Invitational - at Belmont Park on Sept. 27, and two second-place finishes in major stakes in New York during the summer.

"You've got to like what she's done," trainer Bill Mott said.

The only blemish in Dynaforce's campaign was a fifth-place finish in the Glen Falls Handicap at Saratoga on Sept. 1, a loss Mott threw out. "She did have a stinker at Saratoga, and I can't explain that," he said.

The win in the Flower Bowl, over a yielding course, is the most prestigious of Dynaforce's 11-race career. The BC Filly and Mare Turf will be her first start in the United States outside of New York. Owned by John Chandler, Dynaforce began her career in France, where she won 3 of 7 starts for trainer Andre Fabre.

Mott is convinced that Dynaforce is not reliant on yielding turf, mentioning her second in her U.S. debut on a firm course in the New York Stakes on firm turf on June 21 as evidence.

"We'll get different ground [in California], but she ran well on firm turf," Mott said. "I don't think it's a major issue. After the first race, we thought [the BC Filly and Mare Turf] was possible. I was impressed."