Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf – Race 5
The 2013 Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf will be Race 5 on the card at Santa Anita on Saturday and is for fillies and mares 3 years old and up looking to travel 1 1/4 mile on the turf. Fillies and mares who prepped for this race in California in the past have not fared well, and are 0 for 28 of all time with only 3 in the money finishes. In the history of the race only one horse has won running 1st or 2nd in the early going which was Intercontinental in 2005. Last year Zagora upset the field beating Marketing Mix in second and favorite The Fugue who ran 3rd. Zagora paid $20.40 for the win. This year The Fugue’s connections have opted to race against the boys in the BC Turf, but Marketing Mix is back for this one. The 5/2 morning line favorite is Dank. Some are looking at Laughing to try and wire this one, but the odds and BC history are not in her favor. Kitten’s Dumplings will be taking a stab at this one, but no American 3 year old filly has ever won this race. The average winning pay-out in the history of this event is $23.43 for the win based on a $2 wager. Listed below are our picks (listed in predicted order of finish) for the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Good luck!