Winter Memories Draws Post 7 in JF Turf

Winter Memories Draws Post 7 in JF Turf
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Winter Memories is the 2-1 morning line favorite in the BC Juvenile Fillies turf.
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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)
PP Horse Jockey Trainer Odds
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

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