OTB BC Filly and Mare Turf

Category : News - Tue 29/10/2013 - 15:10 EDT

The 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships are all set to go this weekend, with five races to be run on Friday, and nine more on the card for Saturday at Santa Anita Racetrack. The second Breeders’ Cup race on day two of the event is the $2,000,000 Filly and Mare Turf, for three-year-olds and upwards going 1 1/4 miles. As always with the turf races, the Filly and Mare has drawn a handful of European-breds shipping in, with five expected to making the trip to complete the 10-horse field.

Dank is ready to face her North American rivals

Among those is Dank, who will be making her second start on US soil, and earns the morning line favorite status at 5-2 based on her 4 1/4 length win in the Grade I Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park, where she stopped the timer less than two-tenths of a second off the track record for 1 1/16 miles. Prior to that she had won a pair of minor stakes in Ireland and the UK this past summer. Co-second choices at 7-2 are Tiz Flirtatious and Marketing Mix, who battled to a finish in that order in Grade I Rodeo Drive Stakes at Santa Anita last month.

Laughing has yet to lose a race this year

Also in the field is the Irish-bred Laughing (8-1), who has spent the past two seasons racing in North America, and who seems to be running her best as a five-year-old. For 2013 she has won all four of the races she’s entered, and all four have been graded-stakes events, including two grade ones. Four weeks ago she defeated stablemate Tannery in the Grade I Flower Bowl Invitational at 1 1/4 miles on a fast track at Belmont, and last week Tannery came back to win the Grade I EP Taylor Stakes at Woodbine.


Post time for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf is 12:43 PM PDT

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