In one of the most exciting and anticipated matchups of the Breeders’ Cup, the unbeaten grade I-winning fillies Songbird and Rachel’s Valentina will square off in a battle for the division championship in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) on October 31st at Keeneland.
Songbird, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, enters the Juvenile Fillies off of three straight wins, including a romping 4 1/2-length score in the Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita. Rachel’s Valentina, the second foal out of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, went 2-for-2 at Saratoga this summer, culminating with an impressive late-running win in the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I). She is trained by Todd Pletcher.
Joining these unbeaten fillies are Nickname, winner of the Frizette Stakes (gr. I) last time out, and Dothraki Queen, winner of the Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) and runner-up in the Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I).
The complete field for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies is as follows:
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I)
1 Land Over Sea
2 Tap to It
3 Right There
4 Ma Can Do It
5 Forever Quality
6 Bold Quality
8 Dothraki Queen
9 Rachel’s Valentina
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