2017 Breeders' Cup preview: Saturday
RSS Feeds Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Saturday's 2017 Breeders' Cup races at Del Mar feature six horses from both the Eddie Woods sales and training programs.

The first Breeders' Cup race on Saturday is the Juvenile Fillies (G1), race 4 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Alluring Star, Woods' top-selling filly during the 2017 OBS March Sale at $850,000 was purchased by her owner Baoma Corp. The Bob Baffert-trainee won her debut then finished second in the Chandelier S. (G1) on Sept. 30.

The Turf Sprint (G1), race 5 at 3:37, drew 14 runners, with Woods training grad Paqita Coqueta (CHI) on the also-eligible list in the overflow field that runs with a maximum of 12 starters. 

In race 7, the Filly and Mare Turf (G1) at 5:00 p.m., Woods sales grad Lady Eli figures to be among the favorites for the nine furlong contest. The brilliant 5-year-old won the Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) three years ago and has amassed nearly $3 million in earnings. She was sold by Woods form $160,000 at the 2015 Keeneland April 2-year-old sale. Also in the gate is the Woods training grad and multiple Grade 1 winner Dacita, who has banked nearly $1.5 million for Sheep Pond Partners and Bradley Thoroughbreds.

Woods training grad Whitmore is part of the 10-horse field in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), race 8 at 5:37 p.m. ET. Whitmore, who was a major player on the 2016 Triple Crown trail, has turned to sprinting this year, with three graded wins and five victories in seven starts during the campaign.

Wrapping up Woods' entrants is Solomini, one of the favorites in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), race 10 at 6:58 p.m. Owned by Zayat Stables, the Woods training grad is also condition by Baffert. Solomini didn't start until Sept. 2, breaking his maiden first out at Del Mar, then a clear second in the FrontRunner S. (G1) Sept. 30 at Santa Anita Park. 
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