The winners of the last four Juvenile Fillies have combined to win just three races following their Breeders' Cup triumphs. This has been far from a productive race dating to Songbird's win in 2015, but that trend looks poised to buck in 2020 with a deep field full of talented 2-year-olds from across the country.
This year's field could feature four Grade 1 winners. Among those, G1 victors Princess Noor, Simply Ravishing and Dayoutoftheoffice, plus G3 winner Girl Daddy, have combined to go 11 for 11 in their young careers.
These fillies have shown both brilliance and consistency, which ensures this will be one of the most competitive races of the Breeders' Cup and possibly the best of the five Friday juvenile races.
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Bob Baffert's Princess Noor figures to be the selection of visual handicappers. She has effortlessly crushed her competition in three starts while looking like poetry in motion. However, her Beyer Speed Figures are light, which makes many question the competition she has been beating.
Dayoutoftheoffice and Simply Ravishing will be the plays for those who handicap races strictly on paper. Simply Ravishing has an improving pattern with Beyers of 50, 81 and 89 in her three starts. Dayoutoftheoffice took a huge leap forward, going from an 83 Beyer in her previous race, to a 95 number off a short break in the Frizette.
That is the second highest Beyer Speed Figure of the year by any 2-year-old.
Handicappers who trust the words of trainers will zero in on Girl Daddy, who Dale Romans called, "the best filly I've ever trained."
Vequist, the fourth Grade 1 winner in the field who exits a second in the Frizette (G1), has the credentials of a Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies favorite most years, but could wind up as low as the fifth-choice in this talented cast.
Recent Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies updates
• Peter Miller confirmed to HRN that Forest Caraway will target the Juvenile Fillies for her next start.
Previous Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies notes
• Travel Column, 3rd in the Alcibiades, was not listed by trainer Brad Cox among his Breeders' Cup probables.
• Trainer Daniel Pita had this to say when asked about the Breeders' Cup by Gulfstream Park's publicity team following Princess Secret's win in the My Dear Girl Stakes: "She probably deserves a rest. She’ll tell us if she can give us another effort and, believe me, Keeneland’s in the back of my mind a little bit."
Who's already going: Princess Noor, Simply Ravishing, Girl Daddy, Varda, Crazy Beautiful, Vequist, Dayoutoftheoffice, Forest Caraway
Who could be going: My Girl Red, Thoughtfully, Princess Secret, Lady Lilly, Rockpaperscissors
|Horse||Claim to Fame||Last Race||HRN Odds|
|Princess Noor||Del Mar Debutante (G1) winner||1st in Chandelier||5-2|
|Simply Ravishing||Alcibiades (G1) winner||1st in Alcibiades||4-1|
|Dayoutoftheoffice||Frizette (G1) winner||1st in Frizette||4-1|
|Girl Daddy||Pocahontas (G3) winner||1st in Pocahontas||8-1|
|Vequist||Spinaway (G1) winner||1st in Spinaway||8-1|
|Crazy Beautiful||2nd in Alcibiades (G1)||2nd in Alcibiades||12-1|
|Lady Lilly||3rd in Spinaway (G1)||1st in allowance||20-1|
|My Girl Red||Sorrento (G2) winner||6th in Del Mar Debutante||20-1|
|Varda||2nd in Chandelier (G2)||2nd in Chandelier||30-1|
|Thoughtfully||Adirondack (G2) winner||4th in Alcibiades||30-1|
|Forest Caraway||2nd in Del Mar Debutante (G1)||2nd in Del Mar Debutante||30-1|
|Princess Secret||Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes winner||1st in My Dear Girl||30-1|
|Rockpaperscissors||Maiden winner||Broke maiden||30-1|