Eclipse Stakes Results
Royal North Stakes
Ryan Moore aboard Tuesday after winning the Filly and Mare Turf.
The $2 million Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) featured a field of 12 older fillies and mares going 1 3/16 miles on the turf. Prix de Diane (G1) and Nassau Stakes (G1) winner Nashwa was sent off as the 5-2 favorite off her close second in the Prix de l'Opera (G1). In to challenge her include 3-1 second choice In Italian, winner of the Diana (G1) at Saratoga and the First Lady (G1) at Keeneland, and 4-1 third choice Tuesday, 6th in the Prix de l'Opera after finishing fourth in the Prix Vermeille (G1)
Tuesday rallies in the center down the stretch.
Jockey Joel Rosario sent In Italian to the front first time by through fractions of 22.82, 46.38, and 1:10.31 while pressed by 49-1 Toy and stalked by 32-1 Lady Speightspeare. In the stretch In Italian continued to lead through 1 mile in 1:34.34 but Tuesday, 7th early under Ryan Moore, came out 5 wide and rallied to win by a length in a new course record 1:51.88, 0.84 seconds faster than the previous record set by Audarya in the 2020 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf. It was another 1/2 length back to Lady Speightspeare third, and 2 more back to late-running favorite Nashwa fourth.
Pgm Horse Jockey Win Place Show 5 Tuesday Moore 10.38 5.26 4.48 11 In Italian Rosario 4.84 4.18 1 Lady Speightspeare Saez 14.08 Winning Time: 1:51.88 (new course record) $1 Exacta 8-9 22.57 $2 Trifecta 8-9-7 1,861.10 $1 Superfecta 8-9-7-6 1,702.80Results chart
Left: Tuesday in the winner's circle. Winning trainer Aidan O'Brien said, "When she ran in the Guineas, first run of the year, she wasn't even three. So the day when she won The Oaks she was just gone three. We had to be very conscious that she was very immature. And we had her in this race kind of all year. And we knew that she had to compete from The Oaks to now. But we had it in her head as well if we trained her hard we would stop the physical improvement, stop her from maturing."
Right: The trophy presentation for the Filly and Mare Turf. Winning jockey Ryan Moore said, "Everything went perfect in the race. The pace was strong and was in a good spot. I was able to go where I needed to go. The second she hung in there tough and she made me work to get her. I was thinking I could pick her up a little bit easier than I did. But she's obviously a very good filly. And my goal, it's her ninth run, she was a late foal, always thought an awful lot of her. She showed up and put in a really good and professional performance. She's probably from the best family in the stud group, really. And when a horse with that pedigree and the horse is running that well, that's why they're able to go and perform like they did."
Left: Tuesday in the paddock. Moore added, "I can't ride the other horse, I can only try to keep it comfortable for my filly. And judging her how she is and if you force him to go after too early or wait a little long people might think you're giving her too much to do. But if you move a little early then you're empty. You just have to trust your horse and, look, today it worked out. The second is obviously a very good filly. And I thought she's possibly better, a little bit short on distance. I was thinking my filly gets 1 1/2 miles and hopefully that would be the difference."
Right: Tuesday heads back to the barn. O'Brien added, We trained her for the races but every race wasn't a be-all-end-all, if you know what I mean. From the last day she ran a very good race in very bad ground from a bad draw. And Wayne was very happy with her. But the intensity of her work improved or increased since then. And sometimes when you do that, you don't get improvement. But the improvement seemed to come at home. But obviously you're never sure until you run."
Second place finisher In Italian returns after the race. Trainer Chad Brown said, "She ran great, but was going way too fast. I'm really disappointed with the fractions, but what am I going to do. 1:10 for three-quarters is just punishing there. She ran her heart out and I'm really proud of her effort." Jockey Joel Rosario added, "It was good ride. She did what she wants to do every time, just go forward. She did everything right it's just too bad we got beat by that horse. The winner ran a record time to beat us. It was a good performance for my horse. You always want to win, but sometimes it's just tough."
Right: Third place finisher and beaten favorite Lady Speightspeare in the paddock. Jockey Luis Saez said, "I'm pretty happy with the way she ran. She was trying; she never gave up. All the perfect trip, got out the right way. I would have loved to have been on the lead but I knew what the pace was. She got tired, but she never gave up. She never stopped trying."
Left: Fourth place finisher and beaten favorite Nashwa. Trainer John Gosden said, "Obviously we were a little slow way from the gate, and lost the benefit of our post position. We got a little bit too far back on what is a fast track with a tailwind. Then pinned down on the inside, couldn't get out. Finally got out and the race was over but she was running on very well there. It would be sharp enough for her, this distance. She's a grand filly and we'll be looking at next year with her.
Right: The horses break from the gate for the Filly and Mare Turf. Jockey Hollie Doyle aboard favorite Nashwa (3) said, "She broke well and they got tight down inside. She managed to switch outside and got going, but the race just got away from us. That's all. She ran a nice race and she's come from a long way back to be fourth. It just all happened a little bit quick for her, that's all, on this ground. She's run a nice race. An extra 1/16 would help her. You just can't get that far back around here."
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