Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
Date and Time: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 3 p.m. ET
Location: Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar, CA
Opening Breeders' Cup Odds Favorite: #7 Moonshine Memories (7-2)
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies TV Coverage: NBC Sports Network
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Post Positions and Morning Line Odds
1: Heavenly Love (9-2) 2: Tell Your Mama (30-1)
3: Princess Warrior (12-1)
4: Gio Game (15-1)
5: Blonde Bomber (20-1)
6: Stainless (20-1)
7: Moonshine Memories (7-2)
8: Piedi Bianchi (15-1)
9: Alluring Star (6-1)
10: Maya Malibu (20-1)
11: Wonder Gadot (8-1)
12: Caledonia Road (15-1)
13: Separationofpowers (4-1)
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Race Preview
There's not a boatload of speed in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, and that should make it relatively easy for Alluring Star to come from a rather outside post at No. 9 and start on the lead. With the way Del Mar has run all summer long, that has understandably made her one of the favorites to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at a price of 6 to 1.
Still, Alluring Star failed as a favorite in her last race at the Chandelier Stakes, going down to the favorite to win this race, Moonshine Memories.
The favorite won't be at the head of the pack in all likelihood, but she should find herself stalking the lead in tight quarters. Moonshine Memories is a horse who has already won a Grade 1 race on this track (Del Mar Debutante) and has already won a two-turn race (Chandelier Stakes). Maybe more than any other horse in the entire Breeders' Cup, Moonshine Memories seems to have the best resume in relation to the rest of the field she's up against.
But that doesn't mean that she's going to be alone. Separationofpowers was brilliant in the Frizette Stakes, while Heavenly Love, breaking from the rail in the No. 1 post, is the Alcibiades Stakes winner and will be among the favorites as well.
If you're looking for some longshots to keep an eye on at the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, Princess Warrior was the favorite in the Alcibiades Stakes and finished a solid second while Caledonia Road was solid in her second career start at the Frizette Stakes and could show some room for improvement.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Free Picks
The obvious choice here is to go with Moonshine Memories, but we really don't like the fact that she has such a high price on her head. It almost feels like Moonshine Memories should be closer to an odds-on favorite than she actually is. You hate to call any pony in horse racing "square," but Moonshine Memories will definitely be one of the more publicly bet upon horses in the first race on Saturday at the Breeders' Cup.
Instead, we're going to stick with Alluring Star out of the blocks to go wire-to-wire. Remember when she was beaten by Moonshine Memories, it was only her second career start, and yet she was still the favorite in the race. We know she has the distance in her to do some damage, just as we know that she definitely has a lot of speed on a track that favors it.
After Separationofpowers ran a blistering 104 Beyer Speed Rating at the Frizette Stakes in a 3 1/2-length victory that could have been much larger, we can't leave her off of our card.
Princess Warriors' 48 and 2 four-furlong jaunt over the weekend at Del Mar was a nice sign. We're not fond of her jockey with Brian Hernandez, but we do love the fact that she is eligible for some massive improvement in this race. She'll come up from behind and hit the back of the board.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Pick: Alluring Star +600 at BookMaker.eu
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Trifecta Prediction: #9 Alluring Star - #13 Separationofpowers - #3 Princess Warrior