Friday, November 03, 2017

11.35 Del Mar 1M 1F Breeders Cup Distaff G1 (Dirt) (Fri 3rd Nov )

The 34th Breeders Cup World championships gets underway on Friday evening UK time, from Del Mar in San Diego .Going concentrate on the feature race on day one, the 1M 1F $2,000,000 Distaff .

8 runners declared for the grade one Breeders Cup Distaff, for fillies & mares over 9 furlongs on the dirt at (23.35 UK time) .Not the strongest contested Breeders Cup race ,though still interesting contest.The three main contenders are Stellar Wind, Elate & Forever Unbridled .

STELLAR WIND : 5-Y-0 Chestnut mare,winning 9 out 13 ,including winning 6 grade one races .Been in good form this season winning 3 out 3 ,including winning 1 mile grade one  at Del Mar last time ,though was well beaten fourth in this race last year .Should be thereabouts ,though 0-3 over this 9 furlong trip .

ELATE : 3-Y-0 Bay filly ,winning 3 out 6 .Unraced as two-year-old ,though shown some useful form this season ,including winning the 9 furlong grade one Beldame Stakes by 8 lenghs at Belmont Park last time .Looks open to further improvement after just six starts, each-way claims .

FOREVER UNBRIDLED  : 5-Y-0 Bay mare ,winning 6 out 14 ,winning 3 grade one races .Been in decent form this season winning 2 out 2 ,including winning the grade one Ensign Stakes at Saratoga last time,beating the useful Songbird .Also finished excellent third in this race last year behind Beholder, in what looked much stronger contest .Solid claims .

VERDICT : Stellar Wind has been put in at around 3-1 on early prices ,though has been beaten in this race the last two years ,including finishing well beaten fourth last year .This looks easier race this year ,though hasn't convinced over this 9 furlong trip .Looks worth opposing .

FOREVER UNBRIDLED looks solid,having finished good third in much stronger race last year .Has been lightly raced this season ,though has won both her starts ,including winning grade one race last time .Should get race run to suit ,with plenty pace setters in the race .Odds around 7-2 look very fair value . 
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  1. Well done again Jerry. Thanks for the articles and selections a great read and really appreciated.