Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Betting

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The Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies race is one mile Group One contest held annually towards the end of October or beginning of November as part of the illustrious Breeders Cup meeting in North America.

As its name suggests, the race is open to two year-old fillies, which by this time are nearing the end of their first season in racing.

The race was inaugurated in 1984 in tandem with the rest of the Breeders Cup meeting and carries a prize purse of approximately $2 million, making it one of the richest races of its kind in the world.

Automatic qualification for the race is determined by the ‘Breeders Cup Challenge’ series, which allots three automatic entry berths to the winners of the Oak Leaf Stakes at Santa Anita, the Frizette Stakes at Belmont and Keenland’s Darley Alcibiades Stakes.

Not surprisingly, with no European events in amongst the qualifying races (unlike the Breeders Cup Turf for example) the race has been completely monopolised by North American horses and connections throughout the full course of its history.

Consequently, the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies race is, on the whole, one of the least recognised and familiar races of the meeting in Britain and the rest of Europe.

Indeed, unless you are a full time connoisseur of the sport across the Atlantic, deciphering the winner of the race can be extremely difficult without investing a decent amount of time in form, recent news and connection interviews to get yourself fully clued up.

Nevertheless, it is not impossible to rule out finding a potential chink in the bookmakers armour if you can get your facts right and make an informed selection.

Although the bookmakers over-round or ‘edge’ is likely to be high so not to take a great deal of risk on what is such an unknown race for most punters, the odds may not be completely accurate to the horses chances – meaning that decent odds could be available if you find a hidden gem.

Jockey John Velazquez is fairly well known around the world and he has triumphed on two occasions in the race, firstly with Caressing in 2000 before doubling his tally with Storm Flag Flying in 2002. Any potential ride for Velazquez in the race is probably worth noting as he is one of the most respected and talented jockeys in North America.

Entries from trainer D.Wayne Lukas should also be taken very seriously as he has dominated the race since it begun.

Lukas has trained the winner on a remarkable five occasions from 1985 onwards,his latest success coming in 2005 courtesy of Folklore.

As with other one mile races, it may well pay dividends to study the winning times of the major candidates from their earlier exploits.

Although no two races are run exactly the same in terms of pace and tactics, one mile dirt contests in North America will usually be played out via a decent gallop, so if a certain horse appears to have a clear advantage in terms of the past winning times it has clocked, this is likely to be a genuine pointer towards its chances for this championship race.

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