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Maryfield's owners celebrate in the winner's circle.

World Championships
Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint Results

Date: 10/26/07

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The first Championship race in the 2007 Breeders' Cup was the inaugural running of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. A field of ten older fillies and mares faced the starter in this 6 furlong sprint on the main track at Monmouth Park. Undefeated La Traviata was sent off as the 2-1 favorite, coming off the Victory Ride (G3) over 3- 1 second choice Dream Rush, winner of the Test (G1) and Prioress (G1). 6-1 Miss Macy Sue, winner of the Presque Isle Downs Masters, rounded out the top three on the toteboard.

Maryfield takes the lead on the outside in the stretch with Miraculous Miss on the rail.
Jockey Eibar Coa gunned Dream Rush to the front right away and she opened up a 2 length lead down the backstretch through fractions of 21.29 and 44.19 while being stalked by favorite La Traviata the whole way. Entering the stretch, La Traviata tired and dropped from contention allowing Dream Rush to lead up to the 1/8 pole. However, she too tired from the fast early pace as 8-1 Maryfield, who had raced back in seventh early, found room between horses on the turn, then came out six wide into the stretch for the drive. She closed with a rush to take the lead inside the 1/16 pole and was all out to hold off late-closing 43-1 longest shot Miraculous Miss by just 1/2 a length in 1:09.85 over the sloppy, sealed main track. It was another 1 1/2 lengths to Miss Macy Sue third, while favorite La Traviata finished sixth.

Maryfield wins the Filly and Mare Sprint.

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 4   Maryfield          Trujillo         18.00   9.00  6.00
 2   Miraculous Miss    Rose                    37.40 17.20
 1   Miss Macy Sue      Razo                           4.60

Winning Time:  1:09.85

$2 Exacta 4-2                        374.80
$1 Trifecta 4-2-1                    878.40
$1 Superfecta 4-2-1-10             6,787.00
Results chart

Maryfield with her winner's flowers. Her jockey Elvis Trujillo said, "She finished so strong. They were going too fast on the front end. I knew they were going to stop. With them going so fast, I knew it was going to help us. I'm thrilled, thrilled."

Maryfield in the post parade. Her trainer Doug O'Neill said, “She's so amazingly gifted with speed. When we claimed her, we just assumed she was a filly that had to be up near the front end, and she's such a tall, big, good-looking filly, it's amazing, it took us about seven starts for us to figure it out. But she's so big that by rushing off her feet, it just takes a lot of run out of her and just letting her break and settle, she's so much more giving late in the race.”

Maryfield heads back to the barn. Winning co-owner James Perry said, “I don't think any of us saw her until about halfway through the stretch. We didn't pick her up until there was about maybe an eighth of a mile to go when she was flying on the outside. And then of course we knew at that point that it was just a matter of time.”

Second place finisher Miraculous Miss in the post parade. Her jockey Jeremy Rose said, "She ran great. I had a perfect trip and she ran her heart out but she just got beat. The track is good. It's real wet on top, but you can feel the bottom. She got a hold of the bottom today and ran great."

Her trainer Steve Klesaris said, "Great race. Jeremy did a great job. She had a great trip around there and came up the inside. I think the winner had a lot of momentum in the center of the racetrack. I'm very pleased."

Third place finisher Miss Macy Sue in the post parade. Her jockey Eusebio Razo Jr. said, "She always breaks slow so I was expecting it. I knew if I tried to take hold of her, she would try to run off with me. I stayed on the rail, came to the middle of the track on the turn, and (Oprah Winney) kind of cut in front of me a little bit. I had to check slightly there. I don't know if it cost me the race, but she finished real well."

Her trainer Kelly Von Hemel said, "I think the one-hole hurt us just a little bit because those other fillies were a lot quicker, and she got shuffled back some, and bumped around a little bit. I don't know whether it cost us a placing or not. I thought she ran very well. I am very proud of her."

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