10/19/2012 3:06PM

Santa Anita: Reneesgotzip still under BC consideration; Teddy's Promise also

Benoit & Associates
Reneesgotzip, with Garrett Gomez riding, wins the CERF Stakes at Del Mar.

ARCADIA, Calif. – Despite finishing last in her most recent start, Reneesgotzip remains under consideration for the Breeders’ Cup, trainer Peter Miller said Thursday. A 3-year-old filly, Reneesgotzip finished last of seven against males in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Oct. 6.

“We’re probably going to nominate to the Filly and Mare Sprint, and possibly the Turf Sprint,” Miller said. “We could run in either one of those, or neither.”

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Reneesgotzip has won four races, and placed twice from seven starts, while earning $314,600. She earned triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures twice – 100 winning the CERF Stakes this summer at Del Mar, and 101 winning the Grade 2 Santa Ynez in January at Santa Anita.

Miller is willing to dismiss the most recent start by Reneesgotzip, who engaged in a pace battle with Castletown though fractions of 21.69 and 44.94 seconds. Castletown finished fifth, Reneesgotzip seventh.

“That horse was a rabbit, and was in there to kill us,” Miller said.

“They did what they did.”

Teddy’s Promise considered for Filly-Mare Sprint

Teddy’s Promise, who finished fourth last Saturday in the California Cup Distaff on the hillside turf course, is under consideration for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, trainer Ron Ellis said Friday.

Ellis thinks a move back to the main track, and, he hopes, an outside draw, would bring out the best in Teddy’s Promise. She won the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes over the Santa Anita main track when landing an outside post on Dec. 31. The La Brea, like the BC Filly and Mare Sprint, is at seven furlongs.

“She’s not as good on the grass,” Ellis said. “The key for her is getting an outside post.”

Pre-entries for all 15 Breeders’ Cup races are due Monday, and will be announced Wednesday. The Filly and Mare Sprint is set for Nov. 2.