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The local contingent arguably is headed by Ikerrin Road, winner of the Grade III Bold Venture in his last start.

But that was on the all-weather track, where he has been most effective.

Bullards Alley and Enterprising also contested that race. She won the Grade I Pretty Polly at the Currah in July, with Rain Goddess second. Taylor include Quidura, winner of the Grade II Canadian over the course and distance last month and Rainha Da Bateria, winner of last year's Canadian and, in a dead heat, this season's Grade II Dance Smartly.

Flamboyant has been close but no cigar in graded races in California all year. Blond Me has been a tigress at home but has fared poorly when traveling to Italy, Turkey and the United States in past campaigns. Sassy Little Lila looks like the speed of the field but will be hard pressed to survive stretch pressure.

Keeneland Last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner, New Money Honey, and Godolphin Racing's Group 1 winner Wuheida top a field of 11 entered for Saturday's 0,000 Grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup for 3-year-old fillies at 9 furlongs on the grass.

New Money Honey, also the winner of the Grade I Belmont Oaks Invitational, returns to the grass after finishing fifth in the Grade I Alabama at Saratoga.

"She identified herself as special the first time we breezed her on the turf for us.

Turf Sprint A full field plus four also-eligibles signed on for Friday's 0,000 Grade III Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes for fillies and mares.The favorite, Retro, also found her best stride last but settled for third, 1 1/2 lengths farther in arrears. start after a summer campaign that saw her win two of three at minor French tracks.Fatale Bere, a French-bred filly by Pedro the Great, finished the 1 mile on firm going in .73 for jockey Kent Desormeaux. Juvenile Turf My Boy Jack rallied around the leaders into the stretch in Monday's 0,000 Zuma Beach Stakes on the Santa Anita turf, got the lead close to the wire and won by 3/4 length over the favorite, Count Alexander. My Boy Jack, a Creative Cause colt, ran 1 mile on firm turf in .84 with Kent Desormeaux in the irons.So, let's get the "sho" on the road: Breeders' Cup preps: Juvenile Fillies Turf Rushing Fall claimed the final Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" spot with a late-running victory in Wednesday's 0,000, Grade III JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland.The More Than Ready filly, trained by Chad Brown and making just her second career start, broke behind most of the field.Chemical Charge steps up from Group 3 company in England but trainer Ralph Beckett shows some intent by bringing jockey Oisin Murphy for the ride.

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