Twelve Ready for $2 Million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies
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Wed 29/10/2014 - 12:59 EDT
The second day of Breeders’ Cup action at Santa Anita will kick off on Saturday with the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. The Grade 1 race will be run at a mile and a sixteenth and has drawn a field of twelve.
Angela Renee has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite for trainer Todd Pletcher. The juvenile daughter of Bernardini is a homebred for Siena Farms and a full-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner To Honor and Serve. The bay filly has won two of her four career starts including a key Juvenile Fillies prep race, the Chandelier (G1) at Santa Anita. John Velazquez will be back aboard and they will break from post two.
Conquest Eclipse trying to turn tables on Angela Renee
Second choice at 4-1 on the morning line is Conquest Eclipse for trainer Mark Casse. Purchased for $170,000 as a yearling by Conquest Stables, the bay daughter of Malibu Moon broke her maiden at first asking at Churchill Downs. Since then, she was third in the Del Mar Debutante (G1) to the Juvenile Fillies Turf favorite Sunset Glow and second in the Chandelier (G1). Corey Nakatani will remain aboard from post four.
Cristina’s Journey puts undefeated streak on the line
Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is the undefeated Cristina’s Journey for trainer Dale Romans. The juvenile daughter of Any Given Saturday broke her maiden in her career debut at Ellis Park and following that up with a victory in the Pocahontas (G2) at Churchill Downs over a field of nine rivals. The front-running filly has been training forwardly at Santa Anita and will have Miguel Mena aboard from post five.
Players trying to look beyond prohibitive favorite Tepin in the September 17 Woodbine Mile will surely have their work cut out for them as the superstar mare tackles seven rivals on the grass.
The second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown goes Tuesday night from Fort Erie race track, where Sir Dudley Digges will try to take another step toward Canadian racing history.
On Sunday, Woodbine will host the $1 million Queen’s Plate Stakes, Canada’s most prestigious race. Restricted to horses foaled in Canada, the classic mile and a quarter contest has drawn a field of thirteen three-year-olds.
A spectacular card of graded stakes action has been assembled for Saturday at Belmont Park and the $1 million Ogden Phipps is shaping up to be one of the most competitive races of the day. The Grade 1 event for fillies and mares will be contested at a mile and a sixteenth.