By: Dean Keppler
Race #7: The Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Dirt – 1 1/16 Miles) 2 YO Fillies
Purse: $2 Million
2-You’re My Girl (10/1) was runner-up in the G1 Frizette which has been a major prep for this event over the years. This year’s edition was run over the sloppy going and this filly proved to be extremely game when passed in deep stretch by Chocolate Gelato striding out several length in front of that winner when past the wire. It’s always an encouraging sign to see a juvenile runners Beyer speed figures improve as the distances get further, and that’s exactly the case with this daughter of Grade 1 winner Overanalyze. She immediately stamped herself as stakes quality with a 14-length Maiden romp at Saratoga September 2 and looks primed for a career best effort in start number three while expected to improve upon her recent (82) Beyer figure. This event has had a wide array of different conditioner’s find the winner’s circle over the years, so we have great confidence that veteran 2-year-old specialist trainer John Terranova can deliver here. 7-Chop Chop (4/1) gained valuable racing experience over the local footing when navigating through a bulky 14-horse field in the Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades when making her first dirt start for trainer Brad Cox. The daughter of multiple Grade 1 winner City of Light broke a step slow from post 2 and then steadily gained through traffic getting plenty of kickback before emerging a big threat at the top of the short stretch. She closed determinedly to the wire and came up just a long nose short to Wonder Wheel. This filly’s gameness and toughness should set her up for a big effort this afternoon and trainer Brad Cox won the 2019 edition with British Idiom. Pletcher’s new acquisition 8-Atomically (10/1) doesn’t exit a traditional winning prep race for this event but was striding out nicely in last Gulfstream victory when making a dominating 3-wide sweep to the front in the FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes on October 1. She was sold privately to Eclipse Thoroughbreds with this race in mind and shows the favorable improving Beyer pattern a handicapper wants to see as the distances increase for these juvenile runners.
WAGERING STRATEGY: Win Bet #2/ EXACTA BOX #2 With 7,8,10