The $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) will be run at 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Santa Anita on Friday. For two-year-old fillies, the winner will receive 20 points for the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1), the second-place finisher will receive eight points, the third-place finisher will receive four points and the fourth-place finisher will receive two points.
- 7 Wicked Whisper
- 4 British Idiom
- 1 Donna Veloce
- 6 Bast
- $1 Trifecta: 4,7 with 4,7 with all
The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies field
#1 DONNA VELOCE was a spectacular debut winner going 6 ½ furlongs at Santa Anita as the 3-5 favorite when she finished the race as fast as she started. She came out of that effort with two terrific workouts and even with the experience deficit, Donna Veloce looks to be talented enough. By Uncle Mo, she is out of a dam by Montjeu who is one of the strongest stamina influences in pedigrees today.
#2 TWO SIXTY broke her maiden first time out then was a distant third on a sloppy track against Florida Stallion Series foes at Gulfstream Park. After unseating her rider next time out going seven furlongs, she came back in her two-turn debut and won the Stallion Series final drawing off to win by over six lengths while earning a field-best BRIS Speed rating of 100. Gets tested for class here, but we have seen fillies coming out of that series of races run well in this event.
#3 PERFECT ALIBI broke her maiden by over nine lengths here going five furlongs back in May. She came back and ran second at Belmont then won two stakes races at Saratoga going one turn. The daughter of Sky Mesa stretched out in distance last out in the Alcibiades Stakes (G1) at Keeneland and rallied for second behind a runaway winner.
#4 BRITISH IDIOM drew off to win easily at Saratoga going six furlongs in her career debut where her BRIS Pace ratings were 90, 91, 92. She added Lasix last out and drew off to an easy win, sitting just off the pace before taking over with authority. The Keeneland main track plays like the current Santa Anita main track so British Idiom should be able to carry that form forward, and she draws well with Javier Castellano back aboard.
#5 LAZY DAISY broke her maiden first time out at Del Mar going six furlongs then came back there and raced wide in the Del Mar Debutante (G1) after dropping back from post 1. She shipped to Churchill Downs last out and won the Pocahontas Stakes (G2) going two turns. Not sure about the field that she faced that day, but she has plenty of time to recover and is bred to get a distance of ground on the main track.
#6 BAST rallied for second in her career debut when she broke a bit slow going 5 ½ furlongs at Del Mar. She came back with blinkers added and romped by almost nine lengths in the Del Mar Debutante (G1) going seven furlongs then won the Chandelier Stakes (G1) by a neck going the same distance at Santa Anita. Her time was nothing to get excited about and even with a win over the track and Bob Baffert’s record, I still find Bast to be a bit questionable in here.
#7 WICKED WHISPER looked great when she broke her maiden by over six lengths at Saratoga going six furlongs. She was used hard from post 1 to make the lead, settled beautifully, and kicked home with a good last quarter mile. It was no surprise that she came back and wired the Frizette Stakes (G1) in good time and now she tries two turns for the first time. Steve Asmussen has been able to work her twice here and even on this deeper track, Wicked Whisper shows no signs of slowing down.
#8 K P DREAMIN raced evenly in her career debut at 50-1 going 5 ½ furlongs at Del Mar then came back there and broke her maiden going a two-turn mile. In the Chandelier Stakes (G1), K P Dreamin chased the pace all the way around the track and I don’t see today being any different.
#9 COMICAL began her career with two straight wins including a Grade 3 sprint stakes at Saratoga. She was outrun in her next two starts then almost went gate to wire last out in the Chandelier Stakes (G1), which might prove to be an indictment against the winning Bast.
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Entries
|PP||Horse||Trainer||Morning Line Odds||Jockey|
|1||Donna Veloce||Simon Callaghan||3-1||Flavien Prat|
|2||Two Sixty||Mark E. Casse||15-1||Edgar Zayas|
|3||Perfect Alibi||Mark E. Casse||10-1||Irad Ortiz, Jr.|
|4||British Idiom||Brad Cox||7-2||Javier Castellano|
|5||Lazy Daisy||Doug F. O’Neill||12-1||Rafael Bejarano|
|6||Bast||Bob Baffert||7-2||John Velazquez|
|7||Wicked Whisper||Steven M. Asmussen||7-2||Joel Rosario|
|8||K P Dreamin||Jeff Mullins||20-1||Ruben Fuentes|
|9||Comical||Doug F. O’Neill||8-1||Abel Cedillo|