BREEDERS’ CUP FILLY & MARE TURF (updated Oct. 29, 2017)

  1. LADY ELI (C. Brown)
  2. RHODODENDREN (A. O’Brien)
  3. ROLY POLY (A. O’Brien)
  4. DACITA (C. Brown)
  5. GRANDE JETE (C. Brown)
  6. QUEEN’S TRUST (M. Stoute)
  7. AVENGE (R. Mandella)
  8. WAR FLAG ( McGaughey III)

THE LATEST – Lady Eli has the style to suit the tight turf course at Del Mar, where the short stretch requires handiness and instant acceleration. In her victory in the Ballston Spa-G2 at Saratoga Aug. 26, the remarkable daughter of Divine Park did just that. She has looked sensational in a series of breezing workouts leading up to the race.

Rhododendron and Roly Poly are a pair of-classsy European-based fillies from Aidan O’Brien’s yard, with the former winning the Prix de l’Opera S.-G1 on Arc day at Chantilly Oct. 1 while the latter, an American-bred daughter of War Front, returned to exceptional form with a superb victory in the 8F Sun Chariot S.-G1 at Newmarket Oct. 7.

Dacita earned her way in with a victory in the Beverly D. S.-G1 at Arlington Park Aug. 12 and then was a courageous second in the Flower Bowl S.-G1 at Belmont Park Oct. 8, finishing strongly but a tad too late.