IRON MAIDENS THOROUGHBREDS
2010 BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF PEDIGREE PROFILES
Since it’s inception in 2008, the
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Filly Turf has been won by U.S. based horses. This year’s field doesn’t appear as deep as
the previous fields, but there are a few Grade 3 winners and a couple that are
Group 1 or 2 placed. The only undefeated
contestant, Winter Memories, is also the likely favorite to win the race.
(Giant’s Causeway - Salut d'Amour, by Danehill Dancer)
Pedigree: Allure D’Amour
has a strong turf pedigree top and bottom. Giant’s Causeway is an international
sire. Allure D’Amour’s dam was a stakes winner in England and is a half sister
to an English Group 3 winner. damsire was 1995 Irish high-weighted 2yo male.
Second damsire is the legendary Sadler’s Wells.
Surface: Successful over yielding turf, hasn’t encountered
D’Amour is a recent (10/17) maiden winner. She has only two starts under her
girth and while she has potential talent, she’s facing a more accomplished and
SUPPORT (Arch – Two Ninety Jones, by Sir Harry Lewis)
Pedigree: By the same
sire as Blame, Arch Support’s pedigree has predominately turf and stamina
bloodlines. Her damsire, a son of the great Alleged, won the 10 furlong Irish
Derby (G-1) and was an excellent broodmare sire. Arch Support is a half sister
to the stakes placed sprinter Bounding. Her dam was a listed stakes winner and
placed in several stakes, all over turf.
over firm turf and was second over yielding ground.
Outlook: Arch Support
was 5 ¼ lengths second to Winter Memories when they crossed the finish line in
the Miss Grillo Stakes and will met a tough group of fillies in this race. Arch Support should improve off of her last
race, but might not be up to beating this group. She should improve with maturity and
LUNAS (Hennessy – Mi Luna Nueva, by El Prado) (AE
Pedigree: Dos Lunas
has a sprinter/miler pedigree. Her dam is a stakes placed half sister to the
graded stakes winning turf warriors Kim Loves Bucky and Transduction
Surface: Dos Lunas
won her debut over the firm Churchill Turf and has and placed over
Lunas has won or placed in her two turf attempts. After dismal experiments over
dirt and Polytrack, she finally gets back to her preferred surface. Of concern
is her class level. She finished second in a listed stakes but has been
unplaced against graded stakes company.
She could be an interesting longshot.
FANCY POINT (Point Given – Fancy Clancy, by
Pedigree: Fancy Point has a stellar distaff family full of
turf stars. She is a half sister to stakes placed Powerchord. Her dam Fancy
Clancy is a half sister to the Grade 1 winning sire Joyeux Dancer, his stakes
winning full brother Fabuleux Dancer, and their full sister Danseur Fabuleux,
the dam of European Champion, Arazi and his Group 1 winning half brother
Noverre. Fancy Clancy is also a half sister to Grade 3 winner Doubles Partner,
Grand dam of Group 1 winner Eagles Cafe and his multiple Grade 1 winning half
sister Let. Fancy Point’s third dam
Native Partner and fourth dam Dinner Partner are blue hens.
Surface: Fancy Point
is a winner over firm turf and placed over yielding turf.
Outlook: Fancy Point
understandably tired slightly after making the pace in the Miss Grillo to
finish third behind Winter Memories over the boggy Belmont lawn. Her speed
figures still improved and she should bounce back in this race. Fancy Point has been on the led in her last
two starts, and will have company on the up front. The cut back in distance
won’t be a problem.
PLAIN (Orpen - Delta, by Zafonic)
Pedigree: Flood Plain
has a strong turf oriented pedigree. Her sire and damsire were Champion Two
Year Olds in Ireland and Europe. Her dam
was a stakes placed turf miler and second dam is a half sister to the multiple
stakes winners Eltish and Forest Gazelle.
over good-soft turf. Hasn’t encountered firm going.
Outlook: After winning her maiden at seven furlongs in her
first attempt, Flood Plain took on Listed stakes competition and finished
second to an unbeaten filly. She does
have experience in large fields but she’s taking on a strong group of fillies
in only her third start. The extra furlong should pose not problem.
FOREST LEGEND (Forest
Camp – Silver Comic, by Silver Hawk) (AE List)
Legend is a half sister to Grade 2 turf miler Silver Reunion. Their dam won half of her 8 starts over the
lawn, including the Mrs. Revere Stakes (G-2). She’s a half sister to multiple
G-3 winners Comic Strip, Lucayan Prince and Sam Davis stakes winner Akiba. The
third and fourth dams were European stakes winners.
Winner over firm turf, hasn’t encountered off going.
Outlook: Forest Legend won her
debut over the Ellis Park turf in August but was unplaced when tossed into
Grade 1 stakes competition in the Alcibiades over the Keeneland Polytrack. Despite
the Keeneland conveyor belt, she was one of the only ones making up ground at
the end and passed the rest on the gallop out.
Like some others in here, she’s basically a maiden taking on more
experienced fillies who have proven their form.
JORDY Y (Congrats – Debt Free, by Fly So
Free) * First Preference Juvenile Fillies
Jordy Y has a versatile pedigree with some turf attributes. Congrats is the leading first crop sire and
has produced several stakes horses. His
offspring are winning over all surfaces and distances. Jordy Y is a half sister
to stakes winner Cape Time and stakes placed Mississippi Hippie. Her dam is a
half sister to the graded stakes winning sprinter Alke, stakes winners Debit My
Account and Red and Gold. Jordy Y’s second damsire Crow won the Prix de
l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr. Gr.1).
Jordy Y has spent her career running on Polytrack. She has a flexible pedigree and could take to
Jordy Y tried to make up ground over the speed favoring Keeneland track
in the Alcibiades in a futile
effort. She was only beaten 2 lengths and finished third. Her off the pace style and experience at the
race distance will help her in the Breeders’ Cup Fillies. Coincidently, her
connections won this race in 2006 at Churchill with Dreaming of Anna, who
prepped for the race over the Woodbine turf.
KATHMANBLU (Bluegrass Cat - Abba Gold, by Devil’s Bag)
Pedigree: Bluegrass Cat is #2 on the First Crop
Sires’ List and Kathmanblu is his first winner over turf. Kathmanblu’s dam was
a stakes placed dirt sprinter and a half sister to Grade 1 winner Friendly
Michelle. At first glance, Kathmanblu has primarily a dirt pedigree. Her sire
is proving to be very versatile, getting winners over every surface. Her
damsire is a full brother to the known turf influence Saint Ballado. Devil’s
Bag was a Champion Juvenile and at stud he produced winners over dirt and turf.
Surface: Kathmanblu is a winner over firm turf at a mile.
She hasn’t tried good or yielding turf.
winning her maiden gong a mile on the lawn, Kathmanblu came back in the PG
Johnson Stakes to gain second place, closing to finish 1 ½ lengths from the
winner. She followed up with an
impressive four length win in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland.
The field in that race wasn’t particularly strong and she’ll be taking on a more
competitive group in the Juvenile Filly Turf.
THAN REAL (More Than Ready – Miss Seffens, by Dehere)
Pedigree: Sire More Than Ready has become a leading sire in
Australia. More Than Real’s dam was a
stakes winning dirt sprinter and her second dam was also a stakes winner.
over firm lawn, placed over good ground.
Outlook: More Than Real was a fast closing second to New
Normal, beaten 1 ½ lengths in her graded stakes debut in the one mile Natalma
(G-3). Like some others, she’s lightly
raced, but talented with a flexible running style.
(Borrego – Impact Now, by
Major Impact) (AE List)
Pedigree: Nina Fever was the first
winner for her freshman sire. Although Nina Fever’s dam was sprinter over dirt,
Impact Now’s half sister was graded stakes placed over turf. Nina Fever has
other strong turf bloodlines through her sire, who is descended from the
premiere stallion Saddler’s Wells and her damsire Major Impact is a son of
English/Irish Champion Roberto. Nina Fever’s second dam won the Sorority
Stakes (G-3) and Arlington Washington Futurity (G-2) as a two year old.
over firm turf.
Outlook: Nina Fever won her only start
over turf and has been successful over Polytrack. She’s recently been running against $30,000
claimers at Keeneland.
QUIET OASIS (Oasis Dream - Silent
Heir, by Sunday Silence)
Pedigree: By a Group
1 winning turf sprinter out of a mare by Champion Sunday Silence, Quiet Oasis
has a classic speed over stamina pedigree. She’s a half sister to a Group 3
winner and her second dam is a ¾ sister
to Champion New Approach.
Surface: Placed over
Outlook: Quiet Oasis
tried winners in a Group 3 Stakes over the lawn after a winning debut on
Polytrack. She was stuck on the inside most of the way and never got into the
clear. She hung slightly but finished fourth, only a length behind the winner
in the seven furlong race. She could
move forward off of that race and prefer firm ground, but may not have the
class to fit here.
(Kitten’s Joy – Silent Emotion, by Ghazi) (AE List)
Pedigree: Silent Joy has a turf oriented pedigree. She’s a
half sister to the multiple turf stakes winner Unspoken Word, however her full
brother Keith’s Kitten has only one win in six attempts. Her turf stakes winning dam is a half sister
to the dam of the turf sprinter Cannonball and her second dam was also a stakes
Surface: Winner over
firm lawn, unplaced on yielding ground.
Outlook: Silent Joy won a turf sprint at first asking but
showed nothing in the Miss Grillo Stakes. She shortens up, but may not have the
ability to deal with this strong group of fillies.
UNTOLD (Tale of the Cat – Bank on Her, by Rahy)
Pedigree: This filly
has a sprinter/miler pedigree and could be capable over dirt as well as turf.
Tale Untold is a half sister to turf stakes winner I’m in Love. There isn’t much black type (stakes winners)
in her first two generations, however, Tale Untold’s fourth and fifth dams
Intriguing and Glamour are blue hens and Tale Untold descends from the great
mare La Troienne.
Surface: Tale Untold
is a winner over Polytrack and has experience over good and yielding lawn.
Outlook: Tale Untold won
sprinting over the Kempton Polytrack, but has lost her last two races by a
scant nose sprinting seven furlongs over the turf. She beat Together by a neck
in her last race and could benefit by the extra furlong here.
(Galileo - Shadow Song, by Pennekamp)
Pedigree: By one of
Sadler’s Wells best sons at stud and from the female family that produced
Kentucky Derby winner Bold Forbes, Together is a half sister to French Gr. 1
winner Jan Vermeer. Typical of many
well-bred European horses, she has inbreeding to the blue hen Lalun. Together has a solid turf pedigree.
Surface: Together is effective over good turf and just
missed in her last two races by a neck over soft ground. She hasn’t caught a
firm turf course, but should really excel over the going.
Outlook: Together has
been running with the best fillies England and Ireland has to offer and she’s
won or been in the money in all but one start in her career. She is the strongest European representative
in the race and could be the first European winner of the Juvenile Filly Turf.
- Heat Lightning, by Summer Squall) *First Preference Juvenile Fillies
Pedigree: Theyskens' Theory has one of the best
pedigrees in the field. Her Champion sire is getting winners over all surfaces.
Theyskens' Theory is a half sister to Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Stevie
Wonderboy. Her dam is a half sister to the Group 2winner Fair Judgment and her
second dam Mystical Mood won the Schuylerville. Theyskens' Theory has
inbreeding to the blue hen Weekend Surprise through the half brothers A.P. Indy
(Bernardini’s sire) and Summer
Squall. She receives strong turf
influences through her second damsire Roberto.
won over good to soft turf. Untested over firm lawn.
Outlook: Theyskens' Theory is a Group 3 winner and was
1 ½ lengths shy of a Group 1 win in the Meon Valley Mile. Her pedigree is geared more towards dirt, but
this talented filly appears to be flexible. She has experience, class and can
be a threat in either race.
MEMORIES (El Prado- Memories of Silver, by Silver Hawk)
Winter Memories has a strong turf
pedigree and should be proficient up to 1 1/8 miles and possibly beyond. Her breeding is similar to multiple graded
stakes winner Asi Siempre, who is by El Prado out of a Silver Hawk mare. Winter Memories' sire is known for producing
strong runners over every surface (Kitten's Joy, Medaglia d'Oro). Memories of Silver, the dam of Winter
Memories, was a multiple graded stakes winner over the turf up to 1 1/8
miles. She won the Q.E. II Challenge
Cup, Beverly D, Diana Handicap, etc.
Winter Memories has a strong turf pedigree and has been successful
over firm and yielding turf.
Outlook: Winter Memories has won both of her starts by a combined 6 1/2 lengths
and is very capable over firm or yielding turf.
In the Miss Grillo Stakes, Winter Memories demolished a nice group of
fillies that included one graded and two listed stakes winners, stakes placed
runners and the usual assortment of maidens. Winter Memories showed an
electrifying turn of foot in the stretch of the Miss Grillo that others in this
field will be hard pressed to match.
WYOMIA (Vindication - Beyond the Sun, by
Wyomia is a half sister to world record
holder Red Giant and turf stakes winner Carnera. Her first through third dams
are stakes winners or stakes placed. Wyomia has a strong distaff family filled
with graded stakes winners and Champions.
Surface: Unplaced over turf.
Outlook: Wyomia was unplaced in her debut over the turf and was soundly defeated
by New Normal. Switching to the Woodbine Polytrack, Wyomia has been undefeated,
including an easy win against Grade 3 company.
Wyomia may deserve another shot over turf, but picked a tough place to