Caren is perfect in 3 starts.

Caren is perfect in 3 starts.

Michael Burns

Eleven Line Up for BC Berth in Natalma

Juvenile fillies will try a mile on the Woodbine turf Sept. 12.

Eleven juvenile fillies will line up Sept. 12 with a Breeders' Cup berth on the line in the $200,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.

The mile turf event is a Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" race for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 30 at Keeneland, awarding the winner an automatic place in the starting gate.

Putting her streak on the line in open company will be undefeated Ontario-bred Caren, who took the Shady Well Stakes and Nandi Stakes, both sprinting on the Woodbine all-weather track, after breaking her maiden on that surface for trainer Michael De Paulo as well.  

The only runner in the bunch to have raced at least a mile is the Scat Daddy filly Silky Girl, who cuts back after breaking her maiden at 1 1/16 miles on the Saratoga Race Course lawn. The Rick Violette Jr. trainee is one of seven in the bunch who scored their first win last out.

Included in that number is Graham Motion-trained Know Clouds, who rolled by 6 1/4 lengths on the synthetic surface at Presque Isle Downs Aug. 11; Most Inspiring, a July 31 winner at six furlongs on the Woodbine turf; and Gamble's Ghost, who romped by 8 1/4 Aug. 14 going seven furlongs on the all-weather there.

Chinchilla Dust, who won sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs on the Saratoga lawn Aug. 20, and Catch a Glimpse, a winner going seven furlongs on the Woodbine grass Aug. 22, are the other recent winners along with She'll Do It, who moves to turf after winning on all-weather Aug. 8 at Woodbine.

Earlier maiden winners Miss Metropolitan and Pulled the Goalie complete the lineup along with Paddy Point, who is still seeking her first victory.

Entries: Natalma S. (G2T)

Woodbine, Saturday, September 12, 2015, Race 7

  • Grade IIT
  • 1m
  • Turf
  • $200,000
  • 2 yo Fillies
  • 4:02 PM (local)
11Caren (ON)Jesse M. Campbell119Michael P. De Paulo-
22Know Clouds (PA)Mario G. Pino119H. Graham Motion-
33Most Inspiring (VA)Alan Garcia119Daniel J. Vella-
44Gamble's Ghost (ON)Luis Contreras119Josie Carroll-
55Chinchilla Dust (NY)Patrick Husbands119Michael Wilson-
66Silky Girl (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateLuis Saez119Richard A. Violette, Jr.-
77Pulled the Goalie (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateDavid Moran119Daniel J. Vella-
88Paddy Point (FL)Jermaine V. Bridgmohan119Ashlee Brnjas-
99Catch a Glimpse (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateFlorent Geroux119Mark E. Casse-
1010Miss Metropolitan (ON)Eurico Rosa Da Silva119Ralph J. Biamonte-
1111She'll Do It (KY)James McAleney119Reade Baker-