Preview: US$1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
Unbeaten Princess Noor, the Bob Baffert trainee won the Grade 2 Chandelier at Santa Anita by 8 ¼ lengths.
Simply Ravishing every bit her equal, will be the one to try and beat her. The Ken McPeek trainee broke her maiden on the grass going this 1 1/16-mile distance, scoring by a length. She improved considerably in the off-turf P G Johnson at Saratoga, scoring by 6 ½ lengths. She improved, even more, to win the Gr.1 Alcibiades over this same trip by more than six lengths under Luis Saez, who will ride again.
Vequist who was second in the Gr.1 Frizette last out will be ridden by top jockey Joel Rosario. Robert Reid Jr trains the daughter of Nyquist, who won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile here in 2015.
Trainer Dale Romans also has an unbeaten filly in Girl Daddy. The US$500,000 purchase was a Gr.3 winner at Churchill Downs last out under Joe Talamo, who is back aboard again.