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Jockey Javier Castellano and Rushing Fall head to the winner's circle after the Juvenile Fillies Turf.

World Championships
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Results

Date: 11/03/2017

Saturday Results Summary:   Juvenile Fillies   Turf Sprint   F&M Sprint   F&M Turf   Sprint   Mile   Juvenile   Turf   Classic
Friday Results Summary: Juvenile Turf  -  Juvenile Fillies Turf  -  Dirt Mile  -  Distaff
Wrap-up   - Entries   -   Monday Works   -   Tuesday Works   -   Wednesday Works   -   Thursday Works

The first of 13 World Championship races this weekend at Del Mar was the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) featuring a field of 14 two-year-old fillies going 1 mile on the turf. Happily was sent off as the 5-2 favorite off her wins in the Moyglare Stud (G1) at Curragh and the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (G1) at Chantilly. In to challenge her included 3-1 second choice Rushing Fall, winner of the Jessamine (G3) at Keeneland, and 5-1 third choice September, winner of the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot but a close second in the Fillies Mile (G1) at Newmarket last out.

Rushing Fall catches pacesetter Lull in the stretch

34-1 Juliet Capulet and 38-1 Moon Dash contested the early pace of 23.04, 47.23, and 1:11.93 over firm going while stalked by 31-1 Ultima D. Entering the lane, jockey Javier Castellano angled Rushing Fall, 9th early, 6 wide for room and she took over at the 1/8 pole through 7f in 1:24.09. Kept to task by Castellano, Rushing Fall held off late-running 16-1 Best Performance by 3/4 length in 1:36.09 It was a length back to September third, while favorite Happily had to be steadied on both turns and checked in last beaten 16 1/4 lengths.

Rushing Fall wins the Juvenile Fillies Turf
Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
11   Rushing Fall       Castellano        8.00   4.60  3.40
 1   Best Performance   Ortiz                   11.80  7.80
10   September          Heffernan                      4.80

Winning Time:  1:36.09

$1 Exacta 11-1                        53.70
$1 Trifecta 11-1-10                  371.60
$1 Superfecta 11-1-10-8            1,878.10
Results chart

Left: Rushing Fall in the winner's circle. Winning jockey Javier Castellano said, "We had a little bit of a rough trip going into the first turn, but I was lucky to be able to save some ground in the first turn and then get to the outside. I had a perfect trip after that. "She's a very professional filly. I love the way she does things. She's a very special filly. She's 3-for-3 and has won on soft turf and firm turf."

Right: The trophy presentation for the Juvenile Fillies Turf with trainer Chad Brown on the far left. Brown said, |Javier rode a great race. The key was going out of that post and getting a spot in the first half of the field which he accomplished. From there, with a nice pace in front of us, he was comfortable where he was and he moved when he felt the time was right. She has a devastating move when you turn her loose."


Left: Rushing Fall parades with her flowers.

Right: Rushing Fall heads back to the barn after the race. Winning owner Bob Edwards said, "Wow, It's really impressive. She's a turf rocket. Chad was confident. When he saw her last winter, he said, 'I'll take her to the Breeders' Cup.'"

Left: Second place finisher Best Performance in the post parade. Jockey Jose Ortiz said, "She ran very well. Broke well. I was in a good position then was shuffled back a little on the second turn. But when I asked her to go she gave me a good turn of foot."

Right: Third place finisher September returns after the race. Trainer Aidan O'Brien said, "She missed the break but finished well. She had run a good race. I have two nice fillies for next year." Jockey Seamus Heffernan added, "All the Europeans seemed to miss the break. I did and that is the advantage the Americans have over the Europeans."

Left: Last place finisher and beaten favorite Happily heads out to the track before the race. Jockey Ryan Moore said, "She took too long to find a gear and by then it was too late and there was some horses in front of her."

Right: The fillies break from the starting gate for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Saturday Results Summary:   Juvenile Fillies   Turf Sprint   F&M Sprint   F&M Turf   Sprint   Mile   Juvenile   Turf   Classic
Friday Results Summary: Juvenile Turf  -  Juvenile Fillies Turf  -  Dirt Mile  -  Distaff
Wrap-up   - Entries   -   Monday Works   -   Tuesday Works   -   Wednesday Works   -   Thursday Works

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