Lady Eli is one of three likely Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf starters trained by Chad Brown

Lady Eli is one of three likely Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf starters trained by Chad Brown

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Brown Contingent Out in Force as Breeders' Cup Nears

Lady Eli, Grand Jete among those getting set for Del Mar.

Trainer Chad Brown continued to crank things up with his Breeders' Cup contingent Oct. 21, sending out 11 potential starters working at Belmont Park.

Grand Jete, the winner of the Eatontown Stakes (G3T) and runner-up in the Beverly D. Stakes (G1T), breezed four furlongs in :49.67 on the inner turf in company with Roca Rojo. Grand Jete is one of three possible starters for Brown in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T) at Del Mar. The 4-year-old English-bred has been at Belmont since September and is coming off a third-place effort last out in the Oct. 8 Flower Bowl Stakes (G1T), where she held the lead into the final sixteenth before being overtaken by the winner, War Flag, and runner-up Dacita, who is also trained by Brown. 

"They did terrific. They worked half a mile very sharp," Brown said. "They looked good."

Grade 1 winner Dacita breezed four furlongs in :50.02 on the main track in preparation for the Filly & Mare Turf. The 6-year-old, who Brown has consistently breezed on dirt, has finished in the money in eight of her 11 starts since arriving in North America in 2015, notching four wins against graded stakes company.

Multiple grade 1 winner Lady Eli represents Brown's third potential starter in the Filly & Mare Turf and was clocked going 1:00.09 for five furlongs on the inner turf in company with Elysea's World. Lady Eli, winner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T) and second to Queen's Trust in last year's Filly & Mare Turf, comes into this year's Breeders' Cup test on a three-race win streak with her most recent triumph being a 1 1/2-length victory in the Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa Stakes (G2T).

"They worked terrific," Brown said. "They breezed again together for the second week in a row. They breezed perfect."

Beach Patrol and Fanciful Angel, the 1-2 finishers in both the Arlington Million XXXV Stakes (G1T) and Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes (G1T), worked in company, going five furlongs in 1:02.23 on the inner turf as they each gear up for expected runs in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T).

Multiple grade 1 winner Practical Joke  breezed five furlongs in 1:01.87 in company with Business Cycle as he readies for his venture to Del Mar. The son of Into Mischief  is under consideration for either the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) Nov. 3 or the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) Nov. 4. With his victory in the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes (G1) Aug. 26, Practical Joke remained undefeated in one-turn races.

Grade 3 winner Significant Form also breezed five furlongs on the inner turf, going :59.76 seconds in company with Rymska in preparation for the Juvenile Fillies Turf while Voting Control, a possibility for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T), breezed four furlongs in :50.57 on the main track, going in company with Bricks and Mortar.

Grade 1 winner Paulassilverlining, targeted for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1), worked five furlongs in 1:01.09 on the main track, going in company with Jamyson 'n Ginger.

"She worked terrific," Brown said. "It was just more of the same from her. She's been working well."

Early in the morning, Good Magic, pointing towards the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), worked a half-mile in :50.93 in company with Allured on the main track.

Carina Mia also breezed on the main track, going four furlongs in :48.78 as she readies for the Filly & Mare Sprint.