11/02/2006 1:00AM

Juvenile Fillies analysis



CASH INCLUDED could be vulnerable, stuck in post 3 after benefiting from a Santa Anita speed bias winning the Grade 1 Oak Leaf over a sprinter who came out of the race sick. Cash Included, however, overcame adversity winning a maiden sprint from inside, and though flattered by circumstances in the Oak Leaf, the visually impressive win earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 93 that is close to par for this. Unreliable pick. APPEALING ZOPHIE may be a sprinter, but her Grade 1 triumph one back was brilliant, and her speed may carry farther at Churchill Downs than at Keeneland. QUICK LITTLE MISS is the late-running longshot. She was compromised by the bias when she ran third in the Oak Leaf. HER MAJESTY was wide throughout last time. The 3-for-3 DREAMING OF ANNA beat turf males, but is unproven around two turns, and a likely underlay taking dirt from the inside post.


DREAMING OF ANNA is undefeated in three starts, and just beat Grade 3 males at Woodbine convincingly. The fact that her last two wins were earned on turf should not be a concern, as she was a comfortable winner on dirt at Arlington in her debut. Looking for a longshot? Outside posts were a disadvantage at Keeneland, and HER MAJESTY had a difficult task while stuck in post 13 on the jump into Grade 2 company second time out. She ran well to finish third that day, and will be dangerous as a closer with lots of pace to chase today. CASH INCLUDED was a convincing winner when she stretched out to this distance and beat Grade 1 company going away at Santa Anita. The concern is that she will be close to a lively pace. BEL AIR BEAUTY is improving and must be considered.


Arlington, Colonial, Woodbine, short or long, dirt or turf, DREAMING OF ANNA has been unfailingly brilliant, missing a track record by a tick first out, setting one in her second start, and toying with males in the summer, where her fourth quarter was fastest of the race. Her race in the Summer indicates she can rate kindly from the inside post as several pace rivals scramble for early position, and still kick home strongly. CASH INCLUDED stretched out after changing hands and was much best in Oak Leaf while with the grain of a speed-favoring track; another who should enjoy a stalk-and-pounce trip. OCTAVE gained in position at each call of fast-paced Matron, finished gamely but dropped photo to 34-1 upsetter while moving forward on figures; bred to relish additional distance, good post.


CASH INCLUDED broke through with a strong performance when she ran away with the Oak Leaf, earning the highest Beyer Speed Figure in this field going two turns on dirt. She still has plenty of room to improve, and her ability to effectively stalk from close range will be an asset, as it should enable her to work out a good trip. DREAMING OF ANNA crushed colts most recently in the Summer Stakes on turf at Woodbine. She will be formidable if she can be as effective on dirt. The problem is, her price won't be big enough to make it worth the gamble. OCTAVE took a

decided step forward last time out when narrowly beaten in the Matron, and should relish the stretch out to two turns. APPEALING ZOPHIE set the pace in the Alcibiades when speed was death on Keeneland's Polytrack; can improve.