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Jockey Junior Alvarado celebrates aboard Just F Y I after winning the Juvenile Fillies.

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Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Results

Date: 11/3/2023

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The $2 million NetJets Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) features the best 2-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles on the main track. Tamara was sent off as the 4-5 favorite off her win in the Del Mar Debutante (G1). In to challenge her included 11-4 second choice Candied, winner of the Alcibiades (G1) at Keeneland, and 7-1 third choice Just F Y I, winner of the Frizette (G1) at Aqueduct.

Just F Y I takes the lead in the stretch

Jockey Mike Smith sent Tamara to the lead first time by and she set fractions of 22.47, 46.60, and 1:10.95 while pressed by Just F Y I and stalked by 18-1 Jody's Pride. Turnjng for home, Tamara tired allowing Just F Y I to inherit the lead through 1 mile in 1:37.57. Kept to task by Junior Alvarado, Just F Y I held off Jody's Pride to win by a neck in 1:44.58. It was 1/2 a length back to Candied third, while Tamara faded to finish 7th beaten 8 1/4 lengths.

Just F Y I wins the Juvenile Fillies
Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
12   Just F Y I         Alvarado         16.00   7.20  4.80
 2   Jody's Pride       Prat                    13.40  7.40
 1   Candied            Saez                           3.40

Winning Time:  1:44.58

$1 Exacta 12-2                       101.20
$1 Trifecta 12-2-1                   401.10
$1 Superfecta 12-2-1-11            3,051.10
Results chart

Left: Just F Y I in the winner's circle. Winning jockey Junior Alvarado said, "You know I broke from the 12 (post) and she broke very well. I nudged her a little bit out of there just to get some position and save some ground.  She was there every step of the way helping me out. When I asked her, she was was all out there for me."

Right: The trophy presentation for the Juvenile Fillies. Winning trainer Bill Mott said, "She broke tremendously. I was a little worried she was going to get a little too rank, but once she got position, she looked like she was settled down. You had to worry about how fast they were going because (Tamara) is pretty fast. We got lucky. We had a great trip and she came into the race in great order and she showed us what she could do."

Left: Just F Y I returns after the race. Alvarado added, "She's a very leggy filly, yes, but she's very quick underneath me. She moves very quick. If I ask her to go to the lead today, she probably would have done that easily with no problem. But going to turn first time, I want to make sure I save a little bit for the end."

Right: Just F Y I heads back to the barn after the race. Owner George Krikorian said, "I have a farm in Kentucky, and I have a band of mares. One of my mares has been in the family a long time. Her dam was a Grade 1 stakes winner named Star. She won multiple Grade 1 races here at Santa Anita. Then her mom was a winner. She had a physical injury, so her career was cut short. So she was the one that produced our horse today."

Left: Second place finisher Jody's Pride in the post parade. Trainer Jorge Abreu said, "A great ride and a great finish. She put in a great effort. It was her third time out, third different track and I was stretching her out. I was concerned about the distance because she had never run this far before. Turning for home, I was screaming my head off. I thought she was going to get there. She is a real nice horse. We have liked her since Day One. I am beyond pleased and happy."

Right: Third place finisher returns after the race. Trainer Todd Pletcher said, "I was concerned when Candied drew the one-hole. I knew that would be an issue. She got just a little fractious when they kicked and she just stumbled. Cost her some critical position. She was next to last going into the first turn and from that point on, he was always trying to work his way through traffic. I thought she put in a good run. Sometimes you think drawing inside is good, but in her case I didn't think it was good and it turned out to be something that I think cost us a better position, for sure."

Left: Seventh finisher and beaten favorite Tamara gets checked out after she returns from the race. Jockey Mike Smith said, "I had a really good trip.  I got banged away a little from the inside leaving the gate, but, look, that happens all the time. She was able to get over that, but that shouldn't have been something that prevented her from winning.. She went into the far turn, but her energy level just wasn't there today.  When I did pull up she did make a little noise. So they're going to scope her to make sure her airways are clear. That's really it."

Right: The horses break from the gate for the Juvenile Fillies. Luis Saez aboard Candied said, "She ran pretty good. She kind of stumbled from the gate but after that she recovered. She was coming. She finished running. I think she's going to have a pretty good future."

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