The standing of this 12 months’s main three-year-old fillies is looming giant over the Breeders’ Cup Distaff.
There isn’t any query that Monomoy Woman will likely be favored within the Distaff, however the high three finishers from the Kentucky Oaks may have had the potential to swing the aggressive steadiness of the race considerably.
Bob Baffert has already introduced that Gamine, the third-place finisher within the Oaks, will flip again in distance to run within the Filly and Mare Dash.
Numerous retailers had reported that Kentucky Oaks winner Shedaresthedevil would bypass the Distaff following her third-place end within the Spinster, however coach Brad Cox instructed HRN that no choice has been made.
It seems Swiss Skydiver’s choice will decide if Monomoy Woman is odds-on or not.
Although Swiss Skydiver was solely second within the Kentucky Oaks, she proceeded to place forth a powerhouse efficiency in her Preakness Stakes victory in opposition to the boys.
That victory has her connections contemplating a run within the Breeders’ Cup Traditional.
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If Shedaresthedevil and Swiss Skydiver defect from the Distaff, then it might be the three-year-old filly that nobody is speaking about, Harvest Moon, that inherits the position because the second-choice.
Simon Callaghan’s filly has received 4 races in a row, together with the Zenyatta Stakes (G2) final out. Although she has by no means run a determine quick sufficient to deal with Monomoy Woman, she nonetheless has the upside that the remaining fillies and mares on this bunch lack.
Todd Pletcher’s Valiance may additionally garner severe wagering assist following her upset victory at Keeneland within the Spinster (G1). She has improved tremendously since switching to the filth and has received 5 of her seven profession races.
Extra Breeders’ Cup Distaff updates
• John Sadler confirmed to HRN that Ollie’s Sweet is particular for the Distaff.
• Michael McCarthy instructed HRN that Ce Ce and Speech are pointing in the direction of the Breeders’ Cup, however he’s unsure if one in every of each would run within the F&M Dash as an alternative of the Distaff.
• Jack Sisterson confirmed to HRN that Vexatious would run within the Distaff
• Invoice Mott’s Horologist is predicted to be supplemented to the Distaff.
• Bob Baffert’s Preventing Mad will skip the race in response to Brad Freed from the Day by day Racing Type who reported the information on the On the Races with Steve Byk radio program on Tuesday.
Who’s already going: Monomoy Woman, Harvest Moon, Valiance, Dunbar Street, Ollie’s Sweet, Level of Honor, Vexatious, Horologist
Who might be going: Swiss Skydiver, Shedaresthedevil Ce Ce, Speech, Letruska
|Horse||Declare to Fame||Final Race||HRN Odds|
|Monomoy Woman||’18 Distaff, Oaks winner||1st in La Troienne||8-5|
|Swiss Skydiver||Preakness (G1) winner||1st in Preakness||5-2|
|Shedaresthedevil||Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner||third in Spinster||6-1|
|Harvest Moon||Zenyatta (G1) winner||1st in Zenyatta||10-1|
|Valiance||Spinster (G1) winner||1st in Spinster||12-1|
|Dunbar Street||’19 Alabama (G1) winner||third in Beldame||15-1|
|Ollie’s Sweet||’19 Hirsch winner (G1)||2nd in Spinster||20-1|
|Level of Honor||’19 Black-Eyed Susan winner (G2)||2nd in Beldame||20-1|
|Horologist||Beldame (G2) winner||1st in Beldame||20-1|
|Ce Ce||2-time G1 winner||4th in Derby Metropolis Distaff||30-1|
|Speech||Ashland (G1) winner||4th in Kentucky Oaks||30-1|
|Letruska||G3 winner||4th in Beldame||30-1|
|Vexatious||Private Ensign (G1) winner||fifth in La Troienne||30-1|