Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

California Chrome Filly Flies Home To Upset Jessamine

When trainer George Leonard III began training horses in 1991, his stable was represented by two winners that earned a grand total of just over $5,000 combined. The conditioner's 15th winner of 2021, California Angel (California Chrome), earned a check better than 20 times that amount in Wednesday's GII JP Morgan Chase Jessamine S. at Keeneland, coming with a strong finishing kick over the top of rivals to give Leonard III his first stakes victory of any variety while securing a fees-paid berth into the field for the GI Breeders'...

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Astern Filly Upends Miss Grillo

The second-longest shot on the board in a compact field of six, Jeff Treadway homebred Sail By (Astern {Aus}) sat closest to a soft pace and took full advantage of her trip to cause the upset in Saturday's GII Miss Grillo S. at Belmont Park. Away alertly from the inside gate, Sail By conceded the lead to rank outsider Charlee O (Tourist), who enjoyed a soft time of it up front through an opening half-mile in :49.40. Stablemates and market leaders McKulick (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and Kinchen (Ire) (Lope de...

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GISW Sharing Retired

Sharing (Speightstown--Shared Account, by Pleasantly Perfect), winner of the 2019 GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, has been retired from racing after suffering an injury in a paddock mishap, according to an Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners release. Bred by Sagamore Farm, 4-year-old is out of the 2010 GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf heroine, Shared Account, and was purchased as a yearling by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners for $350,000 at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Select Sale in Saratoga. Campaigned by Eclipse and Gainesway Farm, she was trained by Graham Motion throughout her...

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Aunt Pearl Stays Perfect With Sharp Wire-to-Wire Juvenile Fillies Turf Score

Aunt Pearl (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) came into Friday's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf undefeated in two prior starts and made good on 5-2 favoritism to remain undefeated with an authoritative 2 1/2-length victory. Out of the gate like a shot, Aunt Pearl went straight to the front and opened a two-length advantage over undefeated French Group 1-winner Campanelle (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) through a quarter mile in :22.55. Still moving comfortably through a :47.30 half, the Brad Cox pupil was clear turning for home, turned on all boosters in...

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Tetragonal and Amanzi Yimpilo Scratched from Friday BC Races

With no changes to either the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile or GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies as of Friday morning, fields in the other Breeders' Cup races on Friday's card have shuffled slightly. In the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Tetragonal (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) has been scratched, which will allow also-eligible Invincible Gal (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) into the field. Jose Ortiz will ride. Union Gables (Speightstown), who had Ortiz named, will instead be ridden by Manny Franco, who was originally on Tetragonal. Amanzi Yimpilo (Ire) (No Nay Never)...

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'Pearl' Runs Them Off Their Feet in the GII Jessamine

Aunt Pearl (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) repeated her 'TDN Rising Star'-worthy debut victory with a record-setting success in Keeneland's GII J.P. Morgan Chase Jessamine S., a "Win and You're In" event for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf S. at this oval Nov. 6. Running the field off their feet from the start, the 280,000gns TATOCT purchase graduated by five lengths going a mile on the lawn at Churchill Downs Sept. 1. She was hammered down to 3-2 favoritism to repeat in this black-type bow. Taking up her...

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Campanelle Heads Straight to Breeders' Cup

Undefeated Campanelle (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) will head straight to the Nov. 6 GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Keeneland after connections decided to forego next weekend's G1 Cheveley Park S. at Newmarket. Campaigned by Stonestreet Stables, the Wesley Ward-trained filly broke her maiden at Gulfstream Park May 31 before taking the G2 Queen Mary S. during the Royal meeting at Ascot June 20. In her latest start at Deauville Aug. 23, she gave her trainer his third victory in the G1 Darley Prix Morny. "We took her out of...

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Newspaperofrecord a Headliner on Derby Undercard

'TDN Rising Star' Newspaperofrecord (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) returns to the site of her biggest career victory in Saturday's GII Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S. The 2018 GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf heroine beneath the Twin Spires has begun to make up for a winless season at three for trainer Chad Brown with a pair of jaw-dropping wins at Belmont this June-the GIII Intercontinental S. and the GI Just a Game S. The 4-5 morning-line favorite will be piloted for the first time by Javier Castellano. Brad...

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