11/01/2010 4:16PM

Jordy Y likely for Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies

Barbara D. Livingston
Jordy Y will likely make her first start on dirt in Friday's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs.

Jordy Y has not had much experience on the dirt. However, trainer Wayne Catalano said Monday it is “90 percent certain” Jordy Y will run in the $2 million Juvenile Fillies as opposed to the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf, to which she also was pre-entered.

Catalano was pleased enough with Jordy Y’s five-furlong dirt work on Sunday to make that decision. Jordy Y, a daughter of Congrats, has raced exclusively on synthetic surfaces, winning a maiden and allowance at Arlington before finishing second in the Arlington-Washington Lassie and third in the Grade 1 Alcibiades.

On Sunday, Jordy Y worked five furlongs in 1:01.98 over Churchill’s main track under jockey Robby Albarado. Catalano said Albarado liked the way the filly handled the dirt. Catalano also believes the Juvenile Fillies on dirt may be “more wide open” than the Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Catalano has won two of the last four runnings of the Juvenile Fillies with Dreaming of Anna (2006) and She Be Wild (2009).

“Those fillies had a bit of speed, this filly can lay wherever you want,” Catalano said. “She’s got a nice, long stride.”

Catalano said Joel Rosario will ride Jordy Y in the Juvenile Fillies.