She’s a Tiger came out of her victory in Saturday’s Grade I $300,000
Del Mar Debutante in good shape, trainer Jeff Bonde said Sunday, and
will probably ship on Wednesday to Santa Anita, site of the $2 million
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on Friday, November 1.
“That’s the dream,” Bonde said after She’s a Tiger bounced back from a
half-length loss to Concave in the Sorrento Stakes on August 7 with a
half-length victory over Fascinating in the Debutante. Concave was third.
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trainer Bob Baffert, who finished second with Fascinating, fourth with
Secret Compass and seventh with favored Awesome Baby said all three came
out of the race fine.
“Everything went smooth until we couldn’t catch (She’s a Tiger),”
Baffert said. “The winner ran an impressive race to keep on going the
way she did. Other than (Awesome Baby), who got pretty tired, I was
pretty happy with the way our horses ran. They looked like they were
coming on late.”