Nereid Out of Filly & Mare Turf
by Ron Mitchell
Date Posted: 10/31/2012 1:27:39 PM
Last Updated: 11/1/2012 2:31:19 PM

Nereid
Photo: Benoit Photography

Eric Kronfeld's Nereid has been declared out of the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) after sustaining a minor injury, according to trainer John Shirreffs.

The daughter of Rock Hard Ten, second to Marketing Mix in the Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) last out, apparently kicked the wall of her stall, causing her to be "off in her right hind," the trainer told the Breeders' Cup notes team the morning of Oct. 31.

Nereid had been scheduled to break from post 5 in the 1 1/4-mile Filly and Mare Turf under Julien Leparoux. She had been listed as a 15-1 shot on the morning line.

Nereid, who deadheated with Cambina in the American Oaks (gr. IT) last year at  Betfair Hollywood Park, has won three of 11 starts and earned $303,800.

"It was minor, but it was the worst possible time," Shirreffs said.

Shirreffs also has George Krikorian's Star Billing entered in the $2 million Filly and Mare Turf, which has been reduced to a field of 11.



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