Winter Memories, the impressive winner of the Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT), was made the 2-1 morning line favorite for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. II). The daughter of El Prado, who is a Phillips Racing Partnership homebred, will break from post 7 in the $1 million race at mile.
“I’d rather be the favorite than a longshot,” said Winter Memories’ trainer, Jimmy Toner. “She’s done everything right so far. She looks good, is training good, and comes into the race as good as we could expect. I think we drew a good post position. It’s in the middle; I’m happy with that. We just have to get lucky and get the trip.”
Toner also trained Winter Memories’ grade I-winning dam, Memories of Silver (by Silver Hawk), who was fifth in the 1996 Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT). Toner did win the inaugural Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) with Soaring Softly in 1999.
The 5-1 second choice, breaking from the No. 13 post, is Together, a group III winner in Ireland. Trained by Aidan O’Brien, she is owned by Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier, and Michael Tabor.
Will Phipps, the trainer of Kinsman Stable’s homebred Fancy Point, a 15-1 longshot, wasn’t concerned much about post position. She drew No. 9.
“We’re in!” he said. “I’m just thrilled she’s one of 14.”
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. II)|
|1.||Dos Lunas||Jon Court||John Glenney||30-1|
|2.||Tale Untold||Ryan Moore||Richard Hannon||15-1|
|3.||Quiet Oasis||Frankie Dettori||Brian Meehan||8-1|
|4.||Kathmanblu||Julien Leparoux||Kenneth G. McPeek||10-1|
|5.||Forest Legend||Ramon Dominguez||Vicki Oliver||30-1|
|6.||Arch Support||Edgar Prado||Gary Contessa||20-1|
|7.||Winter Memories||Jose Lezcano||James J. Toner||2-1|
|8.||Wyomia||Rafael Bejarano||Daniel J. Vella||12-1|
|9.||Fancy Point||Kent Desormeaux||William Phipps||15-1|
|10.||New Normal||Javier Castellano||Mark R. Frostad||10-1|
|11.||More Than Real||Garrett Gomez||Todd A. Pletcher||10-1|
|12.||Flood Plain||William Buick||John H.M. Gosden||20-1|
|13.||Together||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan P. O'Brien||5-1|
|14.||Allure d'Amour||John R. Velazquez||Todd A. Pletcher||15-1|
|AE||Nina Fever||Robby Albarado||Wesley A. Ward||30-1|