BC Juvenile Fillies Turf Pedigree Profiles - 2010

October 30, 2010 06:07am
Winter Memories breaks maiden at Saratoga (9-3-10).




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.


ALLURE D'AMOUR (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 firm going.


Outlook:  Allure 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 experienced field.


ARCH 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.


Surface:  Successful 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 distance.


DOS LUNAS (Hennessy – Mi Luna Nueva, by El Prado) (AE List)

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 Gold. 


Surface: Dos Lunas won her debut over the firm Churchill Turf and has and placed over yielding turf.


Outlook:  Dos 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 Rahy)

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.


FLOOD 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.


Surface:  Successful 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)

Pedigree:  Forest 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.


Surface:  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

Pedigree:  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).


Surface:  Jordy Y has spent her career running on Polytrack.  She has a flexible pedigree and could take to the turf.


Outlook:  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.


Outlook:  After 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.


MORE 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.


Surface:  Successful 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.


NINA FEVER (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.


Surface:  Successful 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 soft turf.


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.


SILENT JOY (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 winner.


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.


TALE 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.


TOGETHER (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.


THEYSKENS' THEORY (Bernardini - 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.


Surface:  Has 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.




WINTER MEMORIES (El Prado- Memories of Silver, by Silver Hawk)

Pedigree: 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. 


Surfaces:   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 Kingmambo)

Pedigree: 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 prove it.


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