Breeders’ Cup Race Previews and Picks
Filly & Mare Turf
by Stephen Wong
All week long on Danonymous Racing, we’ll have picks & analysis for all 13 Breeders’ Cup races from the Danonymous cast. Here, international analyst Stephen Wong recaps the Filly & Mare Turf. Good luck to everyone playing along out there!
Year Track Winner Lead Up Form
2016 Santa Anita Queen’s Trust (GB) 3rd QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes
2015 Keeneland Stephanie’s Kitten 1st Flower Bowl Stakes
2014 Santa Anita Dayatthespa 1st First Lady Stakes
2013 Santa Anita Dank (GB) 1st Beverly D. Stakes
2012 Santa Anita Zagora (FR) 2nd Flower Bowl Stakes
Nezwaah (11): Stayed on comfortably to record her maiden Group I success in the Pretty Polly at the Curragh. She then ran on without threatening in the Yorkshire Oaks behind subsequent Arc winner Enable before struggling through heavy going at Woodbine. Finally gets back on top of the ground here and while her dam has won over 1m 4f, should appreciate the drop back in distance. Strong each-way claims.
Lady Eli (9): Top class mare who overcame laminitis and finished runner-up in this race last year. She has won a pair of grade ones since and has been training well at Belmont in recent weeks. Scheduled to be sold at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale later this month. Rates highly.
Grand Jete (8): Luckless in recent outings when she was held up in the Beverly D. at Arlington and was unsuited as she led and set the tempo in the Flower Bowl at Belmont. An improved showing is on the cards.