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2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)

11/5/2010, Churchill Downs
1 1/16 m (Dirt)
2 F
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies 2010
  • Improved figures when stretching out to a route
  • Hit a new top figure in last race, a 95+ Beyer
  • If no 95 Beyer, than increasing figures last 3
  • Gained ground in final turn in a key prep race
  • Stalkes have best win record, mid-pack closers can win.  Stalkers dominate place.
  • Closers/stalkers account for 90% of show spot
  • Closers dominate 4th spot

  • Outside post at CD at this distance
  • No in the money stakes finishes
  • More than 60 day layoff
  • Less than 3 starts
  • Previous win at the distance is not required
  • Not having run 1-2 in a stakes race

What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)...

Can Awesome Feather remain unbeaten against the deepest Ladies' Classic assembled in years?Read More
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  • platano.lajara · questing is faster then love and pride irad going try to let her do her stuff but awesome feather we be 3 for sure · 617 days ago ·
  • MarcelloMarocco · I just can't pick any filly aside from that Awesome Feather. She is a real spark plug. I read that if Chad Brown saddles AF she is ready to fire her a game. That is what Chad said. I think questing will be Top 3 in the finish......I STRONGLY believe a 4 horse blanket at the wire is what will happen if all the ladies fire. I see it as AF, and MMA catching Questing at the wire and it will be AF/MMA/Questing/RD. All within a length, or half length Just like the 96 classic at Woodbine when AS/CIgar/LQ finished within a half length between the top 3 placings. · 615 days ago ·
Due to a very light racing schedule the past two years, Awesome Feather is not one of the most talked about horses heading to the 2012 Breeders’ Cup. That might be a big mistake.Read More
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  • Herman'sKennel · Feather has a chance to Bookend the Breeders Cup...I want to live to see it , I have loved her for so long, I still remember rewinding that stallion stakes race over and over and over, telling my husband how wonderful she was and just about on her fouth win I said to him if she ships to the BC I am picking her... To Have loved a horse for so long and been able to meet her and kiss her and know heris the best gift, I have met Zenny and it was life changing, but Awesome is different, she is just such a determined girl, to comeback after 2, count them, 2 injuries, wow, what does that tell you? She is so brave and so wonderful, she is just Awesome.... · 626 days ago ·
  • CreativeCause · I honestly don't see Awesome Feather winning this race... I mean she has won two graded stakes but what amazing horse has she beat? · 624 days ago ·
HRN's newest blogger, Ashley Tamulonis of Florida Filly, says Awesome Feather, while Managing Editor Brian Zipse says 2012 is Awesome Maria's year!Read More
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  • Winplacsho · Can't assume Awesome Maria will come back as awesome as she was before, so gotta lean towards Awesome Feather. · 930 days ago ·
  • bigwillteamtap · Awesome Feather has already accomplished more than Maria. Given the fact she's a champion. However...Awesome Maria is prettier and Feather won't be able to hold a candle to her in 2012.....or will any other female horse! (yup....I said it) · 926 days ago ·
The year 2009 will best be remembered as it pertains to the Kentucky Oaks by Rachel Alexandra’s jaw-dropping 20 ¼ length victory, but one other very significant ritual was inaugurated for the 135th running of the Kentucky Oaks. The Survivors Parade: a heartwarming march down the homestretch and past...Read More
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  • KyOaksRunner · It's going to be a fantastic race, and what a great field entered in a race that honors one of the greatest 3-year-old fillies of all time. I think Kathmanblu is the class of the field though Inglorious is pretty intriguing. · 1241 days ago ·
  • WoodbineMile · I am picking my hometown Filly INGLORIOUS! · 1199 days ago ·
In 2007 a beautiful chestnut filly by A. P. Indy broke from the gates in the third leg of the Triple Crown, stumbled badly and almost fell to her knees. Barely missing a beat she picked herself right up and went on to become the first filly in more than 100 years to win the Belmont Stakes. She defea...Read More
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  • mshutty · Great blog, Brian! Welcome to HorseRacingNation! Really like this list you have put together. Keep an eye on Zazu, She's gangly, clumsy sort right now but she's all power and when she matures a bit and puts it all together, this will be a good one. She's fun to watch race. · 1246 days ago ·
  • KyOaksRunner · Thank you very much! I love Zazu and think she is maturing at exactly the right time, I love how she seemed to improve with each of her last races in such easy progression. If she ever gets into the starting gate with Dancinginherdreams it could be a really nice race to watch, both closers and both appear white. · 1245 days ago ·
anyone see Alexandra Rylee at philly park? a maybe..afleet alex daughter
The 2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies had contenders from the powerful barns of Bob Baffert, Rick Dutrow, and Todd Pletcher, but they all took a back seat to undefeated Calder shipper Awesome Feather. The Florida-bred daughter of Awesome Of Course wore down Pletcher's pacesetter R Heat Lightning t...Read More
  • icyhotboo · At 4 to1 I was scared silly betting Awsome Feather because I felt I should have been looking at a 3-5 horse.Only ticket I cashed but it was enough. · 1342 days ago ·
It's that time! Time to preview today's BC races plus my picks.Breeders' Cup Marathon (G3)Even though this is the lone male BC race on Friday, there is a filly in this race in Million Seller. However, I saw her get beat badly in the Del Cap this year. Bright Horizon has never run on dirt before, but...Read More
Every farm standing a freshman sire hopes in its wildest dreams to have just one of the stallion’s progeny starting in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. What better way to get stamped early as a producer of quality?For Darley’s freshman Bernardini  , this year’s Breeders’ Cup is an embarra...Read More
We all know who the favorites are and who the contenders are. But we also know that no Breeders' Cup is complete without its share of longshots.So here goes. Try these Friday longshots on for size. MARATHON It’s actually hard to figure out who the longshots are in this race and who the contenders ar...Read More
BREEDERS’ CUP MARATHON (G3) – 1 ¾ MILES Jamie Spencer has struggled mightily when riding in America, but Paul Cole has had success at the Breeders’ Cup before (second in the BC Classic in 1990) and the dirt breeding on #11 PRECISION BREAK indicates he should love getting this trip at Churchill. &nbs...Read More
Brian Meehan expects Theyskens' Theory to handle the dirt track when she lines up in Friday's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs. The daughter of Bernardini is certainly bred for the American surface, being by the Preakness winner and out of the dam of 2005 Juvenile winner Stevie Wond...Read More
Owner-trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said he plans to scratch 2-year-old Indian Gracey from the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) due to a sore right front foot.Hollendorfer did not like how Indian Gracey jogged off the track Wednesday, Nov. 3, and when he checked the fill...Read More
Astute horseplayers who attended the last two Breeders’ Cup Handicapping Chats at the Iron Maidens Thoroughbreds website ( http://www.ironmaidensthoroughbreds.com/ ) named several long-shots to watch and attendees claimed a positive ROI overall. Discover the benefits of reviewing each horse’s p...Read More
Happy Breeders' Cup draw day! Before the draw, everyone is waiting to figure out how things will work out -- who's going to be where, how the races are going to shape up in terms of which horses will have to send and which horses will get to rate. Once it's over, of course, you have a clearer pictur...Read More
With five wins in her five starts, Awesome Feather comes into the $2 Million Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies race with an impressive race history for a 2-year-old.But, just as with many 2-year-olds, her true ability is yet to be seen.“If she runs as well as she’s been running, we’ll find o...Read More
Trainer Bob Baffert has had a lot of success under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs through the years.Baffert is trying for more this weekend, and he has the favorite in the $2 Million Juvenile Fillies race in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday.The draws were conducted for all 14 race...Read More
Iron Maidens profiles the pedigrees of the 2-year-old fillies in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Read More
Popular opinion has it that plenty of Americans think they are not safe in their own back yard, and Theyskens' Theory looks a cracking bet at 10-1 to reinforce those fears with victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on Friday week.With the Europeans having poached a fair proportion of the man...Read More
It’s hard to believe we’re almost there. Monday, Oct. 25, is pre-entries day, and then we can dissect the plethora of Breeders’ Cup races in earnest. You better ingest what follows quickly, because you can bet it’s going to change by the minute, as was the case with our rundown of the Nov. 6 races a...Read More

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