Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Guide 2022

Louis Moir | @LouisMoir99

Keeneland - November 05 2022
Keeneland 17:50
10(10)
Irad Ortiz Jr

Virginia Joy

J: Irad Ortiz Jr
T: Chad C Brown
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 8-12
OR: N/A
Days: 63

A second runner for trainer Chad Brown and this 5 year old mare has been a winner of six races from 7f to 1m 3f on ground varying from firm to good to soft so she can certainly be versatile.

A winner in the Grade 2 Flower Bowl Stakes at Saratoga on her latest outing in September, beating War Like Goddess by just a neck.

She will have to come on further from that and show plenty more if she is to strike at this level.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
05/05/23BLM11Gd8-102
04/03/23GUL11Fm8-114
05/11/22KEE9.5Fm8-128
03/09/22SAR11Fm8-101
06/08/22SAR12Fm8-123
Keeneland - November 05 2022
Keeneland 17:50
2(2)
Umberto Rispoli

Going To Vegas

J: Umberto Rispoli
T: Philip D'Amato
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 8-12
OR: N/A
Days: 28

This 5 year old mare has won eight races when running over the distance of just over a mile. After notching up a hat-trick of second place finishes, she was a winner after her penultimate start.

That win came in the Grade 1 Rodeo Drive Stakes at Santa Anita last month, beating a rival she faces again here in Family Way.

She might find this tougher against some less exposed rivals, but is not totally ruled out of things.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
08/10/22SNA10Fm8-101
11/09/22DMA9Fm8-103
31/05/22SNA9Fm8-122
26/03/22SNA10Fm8-122
05/03/22SNA8Fm8-122
Keeneland - November 05 2022
Keeneland 17:50
9(9)
Flavien Prat

Rougir

J: Flavien Prat
T: Chad C Brown
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
OR: N/A
Days: 28

Trainer Chad Brown’s third and final runner in this race and one who has shown that she can be effective on good ground plus being useful on the all-weather too. Was victorious in the Grade 1 E. P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine over 1m 2f last time out winning by a head.

She is definitely a classy looking individual and one who may be able to run a big race at a double digit price. Not one to totally ignore.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
11/03/23TMP9Fm8-115
05/11/22KEE9.5Fm8-1211
08/10/22WOO10Fm8-121
13/08/22CHU9Gd8-135
16/07/22SAR9Fm8-104
Keeneland - November 05 2022
Keeneland 17:50
8(8)
Tyler Gaffalione

Family Way

J: Tyler Gaffalione
T: Brendan P Walsh
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 8-12
OR: N/A
Days: 28

In her last five runs, this mare has finished second on four occasions. She struggles to get her head in front and will find it very tough yet again here in Grade 1 company.

Looks a tough ask and that is why she is a big price.One to most likely ignore.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
08/10/22SNA10Fm8-122
13/09/22KND10.5Fm9-02
13/08/22CHU9Gd8-133
10/06/22BLM10Fm8-82
29/04/22KEE12Fm8-82
Keeneland - November 05 2022
Keeneland 17:50
1(1)
Luis Saez

Lady Speightspeare

J: Luis Saez
T: Roger L Attfield
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
OR: N/A
Days: 49

Won a Grade 3 last time out at Woodbine which made it an impressive 3-3, but this field looks a completely different class so she looks to have a big challenge ahead. She will be impressive if she were to continue this form in such a race but looks very unlikely.

Easy to dismiss.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
05/11/22KEE9.5Fm8-123
17/09/22WOO7Fs9-01
13/08/22WOO8.5Fs8-121
02/07/22WOO8Fm8-81
07/05/22CHU8Fm8-64
Keeneland - November 05 2022
Keeneland 17:50
5(5)
Ryan Moore

Tuesday

J: Ryan Moore
T: A P O'Brien
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
OR: N/A
Days: 34

One of two runners for trainer Aidan O’Brien and this 3 year old daughter of Galileo has probably been expected to win more than just two of her nine career starts so far, but she remains with plenty of potential.

Has been successful at 1m and 1m 4f on good ground, but finished down the pecking order on her last start at Longchamp.

She was perhaps unsuited by ground conditions that day so it would be unwise to dismiss her here on better conditions.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
02/10/22LON10VSft8-116
11/09/22LON12Sft8-104
18/08/22YOR12Gd9-02
25/06/22CUR12Gd8-134
03/06/22EPS12Gd9-21
Keeneland - November 05 2022
Keeneland 17:50
6(6)
Cieren Fallon

Mise En Scene

J: Cieren Fallon
T: James Ferguson
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
OR: N/A
Days: 52

In the famous colours of Qatar Racing, young British jockey Cieren Fallon gets the opportunity to ride in this year’s Grade 1 Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

His mount Miss En Scene looks to have a tough race ahead of her with the 3 year old being one of the outsiders.

She was only beaten a nose last time out, but faces a stiff assignment on all known form.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
27/07/23SAR8.5Fm8-101
27/12/22SNA10Fm8-1210
05/11/22KEE9.5Fm8-86
14/09/22YAR10Gd8-122
20/08/22SAN8Gd9-06
Keeneland - November 05 2022
Keeneland 17:50
7(7)
Wayne Lordan

Toy

J: Wayne Lordan
T: A P O'Brien
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
OR: N/A
Days: 20

Trainer Aidan O’Brien’s second runner in the race and this 3 year old daughter of Galileo has shown glimpses of class when being successful on soft ground.

Won fairly well at Naas over 1m last month, beating Sunset Shiraz by a ½ length.Never rule out this trainer's horses and even ones at a bigger price, but she has much more on her plate here.

One who may be able to be in the mix.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
16/10/22NAA8Sft9-21
07/08/22DUS11Gd9-27
16/07/22CUR12Gd9-22
19/06/22CHA10.5GS9-012
15/05/22LON8GS9-111
Keeneland - November 05 2022
Keeneland 17:50
4(4)
John R Velazquez

Above The Curve

J: John R Velazquez
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
OR: N/A
Days: 34

This 3 year old filly has shown signs of progression as she was a good third of 16 behind Place Du Carrousel beaten only a short head in second by Nashwa on her latest outing in the Group 1 Prix De L'Opera at ParisLongchamp over 1m 2f on heavy ground last month.

Expected to be in the shake-up once more with that run under her and interesting to see that top jockey John Velazquez gets the ride.

Big player.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/09/23LON12GS9-56
20/08/23DEA10VSft9-03
03/08/23GOO10Sft9-92
01/07/23CUR10Gd9-103
28/05/23SAI10.5GS9-01
Keeneland - November 05 2022
Keeneland 17:50
12(12)
Frankie Dettori

Moira

J: Frankie Dettori
T: Kevin Attard
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
OR: N/A
Days: 28

This filly was beaten a neck behind fellow rival Rougir when eighth of 9 on her latest outing in the Group 1 E. P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine over 1m 2f last month.

She remains open to improvement and should not be underestimated, therefore may be able to reverse some form. At a big price she is a player with Frankie Dettori getting the leg up.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/06/23WOO8.5Fs8-112
05/11/22KEE9.5Fm8-85
08/10/22WOO10Fm8-88
21/08/22WOO10Fs8-91
24/07/22WOO9Fs8-91
Keeneland - November 05 2022
Keeneland 17:50
3(3)
Hollie Doyle

Nashwa

J: Hollie Doyle
T: John & Thady Gosden
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
OR: N/A
Days: 34

This 3 year old daughter of Frankel has been super impressive in her career so far and was just beaten last time out in the Group 1 Prix De L’Opera at Longchamp.

She has won four times from 1m to 1m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft so she can go on pretty much anything.

She certainly sets the standard and she looks the one to beat if running to her very best. Will be looking for her fifth career success.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
23/08/23YOR10.5GF9-52
03/08/23GOO10Sft9-93
14/07/23NMK8Gd9-91
30/06/23NCS10St/Slw9-72
28/05/23SAI10.5GS9-04
Keeneland - November 05 2022
Keeneland 17:50
11(11)
Joel Rosario

In Italian

J: Joel Rosario
T: Chad C Brown
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
OR: N/A
Days: 28

Trainer Chad Brown runs three in this race where the trio all represent some attractive looking value. This daughter of Dubawi was a winner in the Grade 1 First Lady S.

Presented by UK HealthCare at Keeneland over 1m on her latest outing last month, beating Regal Glory by a length.On that display, she could be well prepped meaning she has a huge chance here.

Respected.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
09/06/23BLM8Fm8-121
15/04/23KEE8.5Fm8-111
05/11/22KEE9.5Fm8-122
08/10/22KEE8Fm8-121
16/07/22SAR9Fm8-61