Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 21, 2009 in Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Handicapping | No Comments >>

I am starting to break down as much as I can. This allows for me to do final capping at the end, and run them against the tier levels for price plays.

The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies should be an interesting race to handicap. Here are some thoughts to process before you begin to sort through the mounds of information.

Back in 1984, Fran’s Valentine, at 74-1, was taken down for an incident in the race. The eventual winner was Outstandingly, who paid a sweet $47.60. The show began with a heartbreaker for some, and a big time break for others.

Food for thought – the biggest come from behind victory came in 1988 for Open Mind, who closed like the wind after being 17 lengths behind the leader. The smallest payoff was in 1990 with Meadow’s Star $2.40 to win.

Europeans are a no-factor in this race historically. In the past 25 years, only 14 runners traveled with European preps. No European runner has overcome camera shyness and went to the winner’s circle.

The pace overall has favored those with a late kick. Speed is generally fashionable, but the gold goes to the stalkers and closers from the back 0f the pack. If memory serves you well from last year, Stardom Bound came flying the last quarter of a mile and circled the field like they were tied to the ground. She won by 1 1/2 lengths, and it was an impressive effort. She came off the pace, and the front runners couldn’t hold her off.

Well, there is a peek into the race. I would advise keeping abreast of all news and latest works to see who favors the course, and how the overall field is shaping up. Keep tuned in here, and as we draw closer, you will know all of the latest. I have access to all press releases and barn notes. So you’ll hear it here first, or at least quickly, to help you prepare for your day.