Santa Anita

  • 23:35 Breeders' Cup Distaff 1m 1f

  • Winner $1,144,200 2nd $432,799 3rd $215,000 4th $98,400
  • Going: Fast
  • Surface: Dirt


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 23:42:53
23:35 Santa Anita Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Beholder (USA) 11/4
2nd Close Hatches (USA) 15/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (1) 163543 Blue, red collar, red cuffs on blue sleeves, red cap Street Girl (USA) 41
Distance Winner
3 8-9 Manuel Azpurua Angel Castillo 50/151.00
2 (2) 212122 Forest green, gold diamond hoop, gold diamond on sleeves, forest green cap Authenticity (USA) 34
Distance Winner
6 8-12 Todd Pletcher John Velazquez 8/19.00
3 (3) 117211 GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Close Hatches (USA) 41
Distance Winner
3 8-9 William Mott Joel Rosario 15/28.50
4 (4) 102112 white, burgundy sash, burgundy hoop on sleeves, burgundy cap Royal Delta (USA) 34
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-12 William Mott Mike Smith 15/82.88
5 (5) 211211 Orange and purple quarters, orange sleeves, orange cap Beholder (USA) 34
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-9 R Mandella Gary Stevens 11/43.75
6 (6) 121111 Purple, light blue triangle, light blue chevrons on sleeves, blue and purple hooped cap Princess Of Sylmar (USA) 34
Distance Winner
3 8-9 Todd Pletcher Javier Castellano 11/43.75


Only a small field, but a high-class renewal nonetheless with only Street Girl dismissed as the likely winner. She found Close Hatches too good last time and the latter is the only horse to beat Princess Of Sylmar this year, although Todd Pletcher's filly has since taken revenge. No doubt some of the prize money for landing a Grade 1 at Belmont last time went towards Princess Of Sylmar's 100,000 dollar supplementary fee, but she may struggle confirming recent running with reigning champion Royal Delta. Bill Mott's mare bids for a famous hat-trick of victories in this though BEHOLDER will have something to say about that. The Juvenile Fillies winner at last year's Breeders' Cup, Richard Mandella's three-year-old beat the re-opposing Authenticity to win the Grade 1 Zenyatta Stakes here on only her second start since May and she may not have finished improving yet.