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Breeders’ Cup 2009: Filly & Mare Classic

#, Horse, Trainer, Jockey, ML odds

1 Careless Jewel, Josie Carroll, R. Landry, 2-1
Looks absolutely outstanding here – and it would be great to see a female trainer score a big win.

2 Life Is Sweet, John Shirreffs, G. Gomez, 8-1
Although she has a chance to step out of stablemate Zenyatta’s shadow, this may not be her day.

3 Mushka, William Mott, K. Desormeaux, 12-1
Has a 2-win streak (of sorts – see below) and won over Keeneland’s synthetic surface – will she like this one?

4 Lethal Heat, Barry Abrams, A. Solis, 20-1
Her recent record of running in third and second will not help her here.

5 Proviso (GB), Robert J. Frankel, J. Velazquez, 8-1
Gave Mushka her Spinster Stakes win – by DQ – but that was her 1st US start. Winner in France.

6 Cocoa Beach (CHI), Saeed Bin Suroor, R. Migliore, 8-1
Second to Zenyatta in this race last year; her form this year isn’t quite up to last year’s standards.

7 Music Note, Saeed Bin Suroor, J. Castellano, 9/5
Reeled off 2 G1 wins in a row and will be a strong contender.

8 Rainbow View, John Gosden, J. Leparoux, 6-1
Second in her 1st North American start, she’s been a few lengths behind the very best European competition.

Picks: Careless Jewel, Music Note, Rainbow View, Life Is Sweet

2 comments to Breeders’ Cup 2009: Filly & Mare Classic

  • Keith - Triple Dead Heat

    If there's any truth to the notion that lighter fram horses travel well over the SA surface then Careless Jewel has found her perfect track. She's a beauty and you'll hear the roar from Woodbine if she has the lead turning for home.

  • railrunner

    I'll take Careless Jewel for the win, she is very talented, and seems to like synthetics. Music Note looks better than ever and is more experianced than Careless Jewel, but I still give the nod to Careless Jewel. I also love watching greys run, they are so striking when in full stride! I agree with you that Cocoa Beach doesn't seem to be as good as she was last year. Her trainer insists she's just as good, and is ready to run big, so I guess we'll see. This is going to be one VERY exciting race to watch!

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