Rushing Fall Too Tough in Juvenile Fillies Turf

6th at DMR, $1mGI BC Juvenile Fillies Turf (1m)Winner: Rushing Fall, f, 2 by More Than Ready

Rushing Fall | Adam Coglianese

Rushing Fall solidified her status as the top 2-year-old turf filly in the country and took her record to a perfect three-for-three with a powerful performance in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar Friday. Away well from the 11-hole, the crowd's second-choice bided her time in mid-pack as 37-1 shot Moon Dash (Malibu Moon) clocked early fractions of :23.04 and :47.23. Making steady progress up the outside on the back stretch run, the $320,000 FTSAUG buy ranged up menacingly down the center of the course turning for home and powered clear in the lane to provide her connections with their second straight victory in this race, following 2016 winner New Money Honey (Medaglia d'Oro). Fellow New Yorker Best Performance was second. Ballydoyle's September walked out of the gate and trailed down the backstretch, but came with a strong rally down the center of the track for third. September's stablemate Happily (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the 2-1 favorite, raced towards the rear and was blocked some in the lane before finishing tailed off.

The win is the fourth overall in the Breeders' Cup for More Than Ready, also the sire of Juvenile Turf winner Pluck and Juvenile Fillies Turf victress More Than Real. It was an eighth Breeders' Cup for jockey Javier Castellano and the ninth for trainer Chad Brown.

“Javier [Castellano] rode a great race,” Brown said. “The key was going out of that post and getting a spot in the first half of the field which he accomplished. From there, with a nice pace in front of us, he was comfortable where he was and he moved when he felt the time was right. She has a devastating move when you turn her loose.”

“We had a little bit of a rough trip going into the first turn, but I was lucky to be able to save some ground in the first turn and then get to the outside,” Castellano said. “I had a perfect trip after that.”

Of the beaten favorite, jockey Ryan Moore said, “She took too long to find a gear and by then it was too late and there was some horses in front of her.”

Rushing Fall earned the “TDN Rising Star” nod for her ultra-impressive last-to-first victory on debut going a mile over the Belmont lawn Sept. 16. She followed suit with another dominant score going this distance in Keeneland's GIII Jessamine S. Oct. 11.

Pedigree Notes:

Rushing Fall is a half to stakes winner and three-time graded stakes-placed Milam (Street Sense). Her dam is also responsible for a yearling filly by Candy Ride (Arg) and was bred to Frosted this spring. Second dam Marie J. (Mr. Prospector) was graded stakes-placed, and this is also the family of GISW Albert the Great (Go For Gin).


Friday, Del Mar
BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF-GI, $920,000, DMR, 11-3, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:36.09, fm.
1–RUSHING FALL, 122, f, 2, by More Than Ready
1st Dam: Autumnal, by Forestry
2nd Dam: Marie J, by Mr. Prospector
3rd Dam: In My Cap, by Vice Regent
1ST GRADE I WIN. ($320,000 Ylg '16 FTSAUG). O-e Five Racing Thoroughbreds; B-Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY); T-Chad C. Brown; J-Javier Castellano. $550,000. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, $685,000. *1/2 to Milam (Street Sense), SW & GSP, $239,651; Autumn Song (Colonel John), MSP. Werk Nick Rating: B. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.2–Best Performance, 122, f, 2, by Broken Vow
1st Dam: Give My Regards, by Smart Strike
2nd Dam: Broadway Hoofer, by Belong to Me
3rd Dam: Broadway Star, by Broadway Forli
($185,000 Ylg '16 KEESEP; $300,000 2yo '17 FTFMAR). O-West
Point Thoroughbreds, Tango Uniform Racing LLC and Robert
Masiello; B-Mercedes Stables LLC (KY); T-Christophe Clement.
$170,000.3–September (Ire), 122, f, 2, by Deep Impact (Jpn)
1st Dam: Peeping Fawn, by Danehill
2nd Dam: Maryinsky (Ire), by Sadler's Wells
3rd Dam: Blush With Pride, by Blushing Groom (Fr)
O-Michael B. Tabor, Mrs John Magnier, and Derrick Smith;
B-Orpendale and Chelston (IRE); T-Aidan P. O'Brien. $90,000.Margins: 3/4, 1, 3/4. Odds: 3.00, 15.80, 5.30.
Also Ran: Significant Form, Fatale Bere (Fr), Dixie Moon, Capla Temptress (Ire), Now You're Talking (Ire), Orbolution, Moon Dash, Juliet Capulet (Ire), Ultima D, Madeline (Ire), Happily (Ire). Scratched: Retro, Goodthingstaketime (Ire).

Click for the chart, the PPs or the free catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


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