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2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Contenders: Executiveprivilege

Executiveprivilege remained undefeated in five starts after a convincing win in the Chandelier Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita. After a slight stumble at the start she quickly took the lead and steadily drew away to her biggest win margin of six and a quarter lengths.  The final time of 1:44-1 earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 84 for Executiveprivilege.
 

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Horse Racing Nation’s “Undefeated Watch” lists only 3 American horses that have a longer unbeatable streak than Executiveprivilege, with Awesome Feather and My Miss Aurelia being two of them.  Her last four wins have come in stakes races in California earning very consistent BSFs ranging from 84 to 88.
 
After Executiveprivilege’s win in the Chandelier, trainer Bob Baffert described her performance and looked forward to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. “She just gets it done, but now she’ll have to step it up again because Todd Pletcher has a really good filly (Dreaming of Julia).  It’s going to be a great Breeders’ Cup.”
 
Prior to the renaming of the major stakes races at Santa Anita this year, the Chandelier was known as the Oak Leaf. Executiveprivilege’s win was the eighth time that Bob Baffert has won the Chandelier/Oak Leaf. His eight wins include four consecutive winners from 1997 to 2000, and leaves him one behind D. Wayne Lukas’s record of nine. Six out of seven of Baffert’s prior winners did start in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, but none of them have won the race.
 
Baffert does have two wins in the BC Juvenile Fillies with Indian Blessing in 2007 and Silverbulletday in 1998. He has had a total of 18 starters in the race.
 
Five past winners of the Oak Leaf did go on to win the Juvenile Fillies. Three of those victors took advantage of the home track advantage.  In 2008 Stardom Bound, 2003 Halfbridled, and 1993 Phone Chatter came back to win when the Breeders’ Cup was held at Santa Anita. The other two winners were Sweet Catomine in 2004 at Lone Star and in 1991 with Pleasant Stage at Churchill Downs.
 
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Here are links to my coverage of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies.
 

2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies From A to Z


 
 
 
  

 

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Agreed. Executiveprivilege has home track advantage, BUT the eastern fillies are no slouches either.
I agree, Brian, but some of the east coasters might just be faster.
As good as some of the Eastern fillies look, it's going to take a lot to go out there and deal with Executiveprivilege ... 5-for-5 with 4 stakes wins!

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