Decision Time Nears for Ouija Board

(from Lone Star Park notes)
Three-year-old filly Ouija Board, the third place finisher in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), could face males in the $2 million John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) rather than the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

A final decision on her Breeders' Cup participation will be made at pre-entry time on Monday, trainer Ed Dunlop told Racing Post.

"She seems to have come out of her last race well," Dunlop told the publication. "She lost 13 kilos (28 ½ pounds), but she has put that weight back on now. She seems very fresh and her coat is still okay. There are discussions ongoing with Lord Derby, Peter Stanley, Kieren Fallon and myself. We will make a decision very soon."

Ouija Board, winner of the English and Irish Oaks this year, has won four of seven starts and $938,568. Because she is not Breeders' Cup nominated, she would have to be supplemented to either the Turf or Filly & Mare Turf.

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