Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies tips for November’s Grade One race. Eight runners go to post over the mile plus trip looking to win their share of the huge prize fund with the $2,000,000 first prize well worth winning. Read on for our free betting tips, predictions and analysis.
IN SUMMARY: Again no European challengers on the dirt here but a closely matched race on paper regardless and one that can go to SEPARATIONOFPOWERS who looks to have an edge on form after her impressive Belmont win last time out and any further improvement may see her edge out likely favourite Moonshine Memories.
1 HEAVENLY LOVE – Mark Casse’s daughter of Malibu Moon goes from strength to strength and was visually impressive last time out when running away with the Alcibiades Stakes by over five lengths from favourite Princess Warrior who re-opposes here on the same terms and thus has it all to do. She trades at a sensible price and looks a major player and ought to be a serious danger to all with any further improvement.
2 TELL YOUR MAMA – Still a maiden after two starts and beaten eight lengths at Keeneland last time out in a six-and-a-half-furlong maiden on her first run for Robert Hess after leaving the Geoff Mulcahy stable. No offence to connections but she doesn’t belong here, and even at 100/1 looks incredibly underpriced on what she has actually achieved so far.
3 PRINCESS WARRIOR – Just the two starts and thus there may well be more to come but she was beaten over five lengths by Heavenly Love at Keeneland and has a lot to find on that run to take a hand in the finish. She may have been left with a bit too much to do which is the only excuse we can find and she could at least get closer if ridden nearer the pace here by Brian Joseph Hernandez Jnr.
4 GIO GAME – Mark Casse is a trainer we have a lot of time for and it will be interesting to see how much more improvement he can squeeze out of the daughter of Gio Ponti who won a maiden last time out at Keeneland by a very easy nine lengths in a pretty decent time. Obviously, this is a much tougher contest and she will need to improve considerably but she looks the sort to get better with experience, and could outrun her price today.
5 BLONDE BOMBER – A big price for a hat-trick seeker after wins at Gulfstream Park over six furlongs and then a mile by four and a half lengths and then seven and a quarter lengths. Stan Gold’s filly deserves a crack at the big time after those victories and although a test run in graded company would have been preferable, she could still run well with a place on the cards if others should run below expectations.
6 STAINLESS – The daughter of Flatter did win at Gulfstream Park but has placed in her last three starts for Todd Pletcher with a second to the classy Rushing Fall at Keeneland first time out. Makes her dirt debut here and is thus a bit of an unknown quantity but if she adapts to the surface or better still improves for it, she could run well and threaten the places.
7 MOONSHINE MEMORIES – Unbeaten after three starts for Simon Callaghan who used to be based in Newmarket and the likely favourite here and perhaps rightly so. His last two runs were in Grade One company with the Debutante Stakes here at Del Mar in early September over seven furlongs which she followed with a two and three-quarter length defeat of Chandelier Stakes over a mile plus at Santa Anita at the end of the same month. Rested since for this target she won’t go under without a fight but she is poor value now despite her obvious abilities.
8 PIEDI BIANCHI – Held comfortably by Moonshine Memories twice now, here at Del Mar when beaten half a length and then at Santa Anita when three lengths adrift. Not improving as expected and has a lot to do to reverse that form but is entitled to go close on earlier efforts and does seem overpriced for those looking for an each way alternative. An unlikely winner but a big run is still a big possibility.
9 ALLURING STAR – A twice raced daughter of Exchange Rate who won in her debut here over six and a half furlongs but was then beaten two and three-quarter lengths by Moonshine Memories at Santa Anita when trying to make all the running before being passed two furlongs from home. She didn’t give up that day and may have more to come after so few starts but is a poor price in the circumstances possibly due to her trainer Bob Baffert whose horses invariably run well at the Breeders Cup.
10 MAYU MALIBU – First-time blinkers are added by trainer Graham Motion after the daughter of Malibu Moon out of a Tabasco Cat mare finished third to Separationofpowers at Belmont, beaten twelve lengths at the line. She looked a bit one-paced that day and the headgear looks to have an awful lot to find in the circumstances but if they do wake her up then she could run a decent race though a win looks likely to be beyond her in this field.
11 WONDER GADOT – A two out of three win record suggests Mark Casse’s filly has plenty of talent and after a six-length win in the Grade Three Mazarine Stakes at Woodbine last time out caught the eye. Her one try in the highest grade saw a length third to Capla Temptress and Dixie Moon in the Natalma Stakes, again at Woodbine, and although she is fully entitled to improve with more races, on form she has a bit to find at present.
12 CALEDONIA ROAD – A very hard to judge option after just the two races, starting with a comfortable win at Saratoga and followed by a second to Separationofpowers at Belmont in the Grade One Frizette Stakes last month, beaten three and a half lengths but with over eight lengths back to the third. Open to plenty of improvement and could well place at a price today.
13 SEPARATIONOFPOWERS – Chad Brown’s filly has the potent combination of acceleration and guts and went into the notebook after winning the Grade One Frizette Stakes last time out with a bit left in the locker if needed. The daughter of Candy Ride powered clear of her field that day in impressive fashion and after just the three starts she may even have a bit more to offer today and in the future.