Today’s fifth race (11/25) at Betfair Hollywood Park is the
31st running of the $250,000 Gr. I Matriarch. This race will consist of fillies and mares
three years old and upward running a mile over the turf course.
The morning line favorite of the group is the five horse
Dayatthespa (2-1). The City Zip filly
was last seen winning the Gr. I Queen Elizabeth Cup at Keeneland back on
October 13th. The Chad Brown
trainee has six wins and one second from eight career starts and has not lost
since Javier Castellano has been in the saddle.
Strong win contender!
#6 – Star Billing (10-1) is coming off of an eighth place
finish in the Gr. I Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf back on November 2nd. The Dyanformer filly will be dropping in
distance for trainer John Shirreffs and fits in better with this group in my
opinion. Star Billing won this race last
year and has only finished out of the money once in five career starts on the
Hollywood turf. Victor Espinoza will
take the irons today.
Taking off from the two hole is the Great Britain shipper
Emulous (5-2). The Dansaili mare has
seven wins, two seconds and two thirds from 13 career starts all being on the
turf. Emulous is coming off a close
third place finish in the Gr. I Coolemore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes back
in Ireland. Would not surprise me if
Emulous was the favorite come post time.
$10 win, $20 place on the 5
$.20 Super 5/2, 5/2/6/1,
$2 Exacta 5/2 - 6
$1 Exacta 6 – 2/5