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JUVENILE FILLIES / THE BREEDERS' CUP

Juvenile Fillies

October 25, 2003

POST: 10:55 A.M. Second of eight-race Breeders' Cup card at Santa Anita.

CONDITIONS: For 2-year-old fillies.

DISTANCE: 1 1/16 MILES on main track.

PURSE: $1 MILLION. First place: $520,000. Second place: $200,000. Third place: $120,000. Fourth place: $57,000. Fifth place: $30,000.

THE FIELD

*--* PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer Owner Odds 1 DIXIE HIGH Victor 119 Adam William Peebles 30-1 Espinoza Kitchingma n 2 SHADOW OF Jose 119 Beau Greely Thomas Nichols 50-1 MINE Valdivia 3 HOLLYWOOD Pat 119 John George Krikorian 15-1 STORY Valenzuela Shirreffs 4 FOREST MUSIC Edgar Prado 119 Mark Shuman Michael Gill 12-1 5 ASHADO John 119 Todd Starlight Stables 20-1 Velazquez Pletcher 6 SOCIETY Ray Ganpath 119 Allen Marj. & Irving 8-1 SELECTION Jerkens Cowan 7 CLASS ABOVE David 119 Bob Baffert Padua Stables 7-2 Flores 8 VICTORY Jerry 119 Bob Baffert Thomas Van Meter 10-1 U.S.A. Bailey II 9 RENAISSANCE Tyler Baze 119 Wayne Lukas Robert & Beverly 30-1 LADY Lewis 10 VINO TINTO Ryan 119 Nicholas Triple B Farms 50-1 Fogelsonge Hines r 11 ZOSIMA Pat Day 119 Eoin Harty Darley Stable 15-1 12 TARLOW Mike Smith 119 John Mr-Mrs Jerome 15-1 Shirreffs Moss 13 BE GENTLE C. 119 Wayne Lukas Thomas Van Meter 20-1 Velazquez II 14 HALFBRIDLED Julie Krone 119 Richard Wertheimer Farm 7-5 Mandella Inc

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Note: PP (post position) number in first column will also be the horse's saddlecloth number

HOW TIMES HANDICAPPER BOB MIESZERSKI SEES THE JUVENILE FILLIES UNFOLDING

START

A cavalry charge for the lead seems guaranteed, meaning there could be an eventful first turn for several in this large lineup. Sprinters such as DIXIE HIGH and the inexperienced FOREST MUSIC could be the quickest but others, such as ASHADO, BE GENTLE, VICTORY U.S.A. and CLASS ABOVE, should be prominent. HALFBRIDLED, the filly everyone will be watching, got the lousiest post, 14, and it will be interesting to see what kind of trip Julie Krone is able to work out from no-man's land.

AT THE HALF-MILE POLE

What should be a heated pace figures to take its toll on the sprinters and some of the other outclassed members of this cast, including VINO TINTO and RENAISSANCE LADY. CLASS ABOVE, who might be Bob Baffert's best hope of winning his fourth Breeders' Cup race, should be right with the lead, with VICTORY U.S.A., the maiden HOLLYWOOD STORY, TARLOW and even ZOSIMA close. HALFBRIDLED has been a complete professional in her three outings, so she should be able to cope with some adversity. Krone is likely to ride her with confidence.

AT THE QUARTER POLE

The pretenders should be gone and HALFBRIDLED should be ready to assert herself, along with the stretch-running SOCIETY SELECTION, who won two races in New York, including the Frizette, to begin her career. CLASS ABOVE should get tested for class after beating a weak field at Turfway Park last month. TARLOW is likely to improve with a route under her belt and HOLLYWOOD STORY, a talented maiden, is likely to collect another healthy share of the purse.

FINISH

Ten years after Phone Chatter won the Juvenile Fillies for trainer Richard Mandella, the Hall of Famer does it again with HALFBRIDLED, who will be the unanimous choice as the 2-year-old filly champion if she does the expected. If compromised too much by the post, HALFBRIDLED could fall to CLASS ABOVE. She hasn't been given much credit for her two victories, but a lot of the same people downgraded VINDICATION before he won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile 12 months ago.

PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

The First Four

1. HALFBRIDLED 2. CLASS ABOVE 3. TARLOW 4. HOLLYWOOD STORY

The Rest

5. Society Selection 6. Victory U.S.A. 7. Zosima 8. Ashado

9. Forest Music 10. Be Gentle 11. Dixie High 12. Renaissance Lady

13. Vino Tinto 14. Shadow Of Mine

JUVENILE FILLIES WINNERS

*--* Year Track Horse Jockey Win Margin $2 Payoff 1984 Hollywood dw-OUTSTAND Walter Guerra 1/2 length $47.60 Park INGLY 1985 Aqueduct TWILIGHT Jorge 1 length $3.20* RIDGE Velasquez 1986 Santa BRAVE RAJ Patrick 5 1/2 lengths $10.00 Anita Valenzuela 1987 Hollywood EPITOME Pat Day Nose $62.80 Park 1988 Churchill OPEN MIND Angel 1 3/4 lengths $3.40* Downs Cordero Jr. 1989 Gulfstrea GO FOR WAND Randy Romero 2 3/4 lengths $7.00* m Park 1990 Belmont MEADOW STAR Jose Santos 5 lengths $2.40* Park 1991 Churchill PLEASANT Eddie Head $13.60 Downs STAGE Delahoussaye 1992 Gulfstrea ELIZA Patrick 1 length $4.40* m Park Valenzuela 1993 Santa PHONE Laffit Head $6.60 Anita CHATTER Pincay Jr. 1994 Churchill FLANDERS Pat Day Head $2.80* Downs 1995 Belmont MY FLAG Jerry Bailey 1/2 length $9.00 Park 1996 Woodbine STORM SONG Craig Perret 4 1/2 lengths $5.20* 1997 Hollywood COUNTESS Shane Sellers 8 1/2 lengths $6.00* Park DIANA 1998 Churchill SILVERBULLE Gary Stevens 1/2 length $3.60* Downs TDAY 1999 Gulfstrea CASH RUN Jerry Bailey 1 1/4 lengths $67.00 m Park 2000 Churchill CARESSING John 1/2 length $96.00 Downs Velazquez 2001 Belmont TEMPERA David Flores 1 1/2 lengths $25.80 Park 2002 Arlington STORM FLAG John 1/2 length $3.60* Park FLYING Velazquez

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dw-declared winner via disqualification.

* As favorite

THROUGH THE YEARS

HIGHLIGHTS FROM EACH BREEDERS' CUP

* 1986 at Santa Anita: Wayne Lukas added two more victories with Capote in the Juvenile and Lady's Secret in the Distaff. The victory over Fran's Valentine and six others was Lady's Secret's eighth Grade I win of the year and helped the gray daughter of Secretariat win horse of the year. Skywalker clinched that honor for Lady's Secret later in the afternoon when he upset Turkoman and Precisionist in the Classic.

* 1987 at Hollywood Park: After upsets by Very Subtle in the Sprint and Epitome in the Juvenile Fillies, the rest of the day went according to form, capped by an epic meeting between the last two Kentucky Derby winners, Ferdinand and Alysheba. The older Ferdinand, with the late Bill Shoemaker waiting until the last possible moment to ask him for his best, prevailed by a nose over Alysheba, who flew late on the outside under Chris McCarron.

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