Filly & Mare Turf notes for Monday, Oct. 30
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 10/31/2000 11:29:50 AM

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Following is the daily report on the horses running in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, the fifth race of the Breeders' Cup Championship to be run Saturday, Nov. 4, at Churchill Downs.

Caffe Latte-The 4-year-old daughter of Seattle Dancer is scheduled to arrive Tuesday at Churchill Downs with the rest of Bob Baffert's contingent. Sunday at Santa Anita, Caffe Latte worked six furlongs in 1:14 1/5. Brice Blanc has the mount in the Filly & Mare Turf.

Catella-See European Report.

Collect the Cash-Shane Sellers has the mount on Stronach Stable's 3-year-old Dynaformer filly who will join stablemate Perfect Sting in the Filly & Mare Turf. Collect the Cash brings a four-race winning streak to the Filly & Mare Turf. Sellers earned the ride back after he guided Collect the Cash to victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland on Oct. 8. Having worked a half-mile in :48 4/5, breezing around the "dogs" on the turf course here Sunday, Collect The Cash will gallop up to the race, according to trainer Joe Orseno.

Colstar-Trainer Paul Fout said he will ship Beverly Steinman's filly to Louisville by van from Middleburg, Va., on Tuesday. "She'll leave here early in the morning and should get there by four in the afternoon," he said. "I'm excited about her being in the Breeders' Cup. She's done some good running this year. (Jean-Luc) Samyn rides her and he also rides John's Call for Tommy Voss. Maybe he'll ride a double."

Fly for Avie-E.P. Taylor winner Fly for Avie was en route to Churchill Downs on Monday by van from her base at Woodbine and was expected early evening. The 5-year-old mare, slated for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, breezed five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 on Sunday at Woodbine, according to trainer David Bell, who was due in Tuesday night. Jockey Jose Santos will ride Fly for Avie in the race.

Goldamix-See European Report.

Maltese Superb-See European Report,

Perfect Sting-Trainer Joe Orseno plans to work Stronach Stable's 4-year-old Red Ransom filly on the turf course at Churchill Downs on Tuesday morning at 9:30. Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey retains the mount on Perfect Sting for the Filly & Mare Turf, and Orseno is confident that the pair will put in a top effort. Perfect Sting saw a four-race win streak halted in a runner-up finish to Tout Charmant in Keeneland's Grade 3 Galaxy. "That loss is not a concern to me," Orseno said. "The Keeneland turf is different; it is not the soft turf that she likes. But she'll get that softer turf here. "I think the biggest thing with her is that we've all learned about her. In her four previous races, Jerry was able to overcome trouble because she has so much ability. We kind of got spoiled. In the Galaxy, we let a nice filly get away with a half of :48 2/5 and three-quarters in 1:13 2/5. That race reminded us that we are in against tough fillies and we had better have a strategy for Saturday."

Petrushka-See European Report.

Pico Teneriffe-Assistant Cindy Hutter worked her a half-mile around the "dogs" on the turf course in 51 2/5, breezing on Sunday, so trainer Todd Pletcher had Pico Teneriffe jog this morning as she readies for the Filly & Mare Turf. A 4-year-old Red Ransom filly owned by Eugene Melnyk, Pico Teneriffe has not won since February, and has won only once in seven tries this year. "She seemed to be going easily enough over the ground," Pletcher said. "And I got her last quarter in 23 4/ 5. She's had some tough races against some tough fillies, so maybe we can turn things around." Jorge Chavez, who was aboard for her third-place finish in the Flower Bowl at Belmont Park, has the return mount on Saturday.

Snow Polina-Under exercise rider Kenny McCarthy, the 5-year-old daughter of Trempolino breezed a half-mile in 49 3/5 Monday on the main track at Churchill Downs. "She went nicely," said trainer Bill Mott. "She went off easy and finished well. She tries to work a little too fast on the grass which is why she went on the main track." Snow Polina, no worse than third in her eight starts this year, arrived in Louisville Saturday after a smooth flight from New York. Jerry Bailey will ride in the Filly & Mare Turf.

Spanish Fern-Fresh from a six-furlong work in 1:16 3/5 on Sunday at Hollywood Park Sunday, Spanish Fern walked the shedrow Monday and is scheduled to ship by air to Churchill Downs on Tuesday. Trainer Bobby Frankel said the 5-year-old mare, headed for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, worked a day earlier than planned because of a threat of rain predicted for Monday in Southern California. Victor Espinoza has the call to ride on Saturday.

Speaking of Time-See Breeders' Cup Distaff Report.

Tout Charmant-The recent winner of the WinStar Galaxy at Keeneland is scheduled to be flown to Churchill Downs on Tuesday to complete preparations for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. The 4-year-old daughter of Slewvescent owned by Stonerside Stable and trained by Hall of Fame conditioner Ron McAnally walked the shedrow at Santa Anita on Monday following a 6 furlongs workout at the Southern California oval on Sunday. The filly worked in 1:16 with Chris McCarron up. McCarron will ride the million-dollar earner on Saturday.

Tranquility Lake-The Yellow Ribbon Stakes winner, unbeaten in three starts this year, was flown from California to Kentucky Monday. She worked seven furlongs s in 1:31 breezing around the dogs on a Santa Anita turf course listed "good" Saturday. Trainer Julio Canani was scheduled to arrive this afternoon.

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