Historically Europen horses have done well in this race, but as usual, they have still completion in this US$2 million Gr.1 Filly and Mare Turf which features the world's best grass horses. Let's take a look at the field for this excellent race headlined by Rushing Fall:
Rushing Fall: The Chad Brown-trained mare who has been unbeaten in her last three starts including a win in Keeneland’s Jenny Wiley, which was run during July instead of during the April Meet due to COVID.
Mean Mary: Much to like about Motion’s entry, especially since she has the tools (class, speed, etc…) to win this one outright. Luis Saez and his turf renaissance continue.
Sistercharlie: Another Chad Brown trainee and one of his star mares will be making her 3rd start in the Breeder’s Cup F&M Turf. She has 2 races under her belt during the SPA Meet, Ballston Spa, and Diana, both resulted in 3rd place finishes.
Peaceful: Aidan O’Brien trained filly has had some very nice performances, they have not always translated to wins. Still, when you run against the likes of Champers Elysees, So Wonderful, Nazeef, and Alpine Star, that counts for something. Ryan Moore will have to do better than that last time out where she was dead last.
My Sister Nat: One of Chad Browns top mares will be under Jose Ortiz is going to have another opportunity to avenge that near-miss in the Flower Bowl against McGaughey’s Civil Union.
Starship Jubilee: The Canadian Horse of the Year can still turn that late foot when needed. Here is the deal, so much money is going to go to Chad Brown entries, plus some of the Europeans, that Kevin Attard’s star will get overlooked. That will be an error because with Florent Geroux aboard she is pretty versatile. This post will not be an issue either considering the distance.
Cayenne Pepper: Jessica Harrington’s fine filly has already had 8 starts and is ready for a major run in the F&M Turf.
Terebellum: The duo of Gosden and Dettori march into another BC grass event with hopes in this spot of upending Chad Brown’s contingent. The daughter of Sea the Stars has a better opportunity than O’Brien’s Peaceful. Dettori is just that creative, and if she can work out a trip, she could be tough. Firm vs soft ground for her will be the debate because this course will be fast.
Mucho Unusual: Mucho has spent the past 2 years running in some elite company on the grass. The one wild card she possesses is her breaking ability. You never know with those that have the ability to wire a field.
Harvey's Lil Goil: From the barn of Bill Mott, Harvey's Lil Goil was outmatched in the QEII @KEE and this will be a tougher crowd for her.
Civil Union: Shug McGaughey has masterfully crafted a program for this daughter of War Front, a sire that has produced some nice surfers. Look at that graduated rise Civil Union has taken over 2020 since she left the barn of Chad Brown behind. Ironic that she is drawing in here to face some of her old stablemates.
Audarya: It has been quite a summer/fall campaign for Audarya and her connections. This daughter of Green Bananas (FR) placed a nice 3rd in the Gr.1 Prix de l’Opera on Arc Day. She was third behind Tarnawa and Alpine Star after rating nicely throughout.
Lady Prancealot: Richard Baltas-trained daughter of Naqrah (IRE) is much liked but does not have the right form to win in this class.
Nay Lady Nay: This makes, count ‘em, 4 entries for the elite Chad Brown. Nay Lady Nay has a strong pedigree with the sire connections of Scat Daddy and No Nay Never but is likely to find it tough go against so many formidable Europeans and Rushing Fall.
And we hope you will enjoy taking a second look at 2019 Race video which was won by Iridessa