How to bet the 2022 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf

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November 4th, 2022

A standout field of 12 fillies and mares will travel 1 3/16 miles on the Keeneland lawn in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1). The affair boasts a strong international contingent featuring a handful of European imports, and I believe that the shippers will be formidable on Saturday.

Morning-line choice #3 Nashwa (5-2) is a dual Group 1 heroine this season for conditioner John Gosden. By Frankel, the stout sophomore was upset in the Prix de l’Opera (G1) at Longchamp in her latest venture, but that setback could serve as a perfect prep for her U. S. debut. The bay will settle early before commencing her substantial late run approaching the turn for home under regular rider Hollie Doyle.

#5 Tuesday (8-1) is an Oaks winner who has kept superb company this campaign for conditioner Aidan O’Brien. Also by Galileo, the three-year-old miss is proven to be more than capable with her elders after finishing a fine second to eventual Arc star Alpinista in the Yorkshire Oaks (G1) three back. She could be the value of the race with Ryan Moore taking the reins.

#4 Above The Curve (9-2) has never missed the board from six career tries to date, which is led by a fine Group 1 tally at Longchamp in May. The well-bred American Pharoah sophomore had a fine prep when a close third in the Opera (G1) most recently and has obvious room to move forward in this tilt making her third star since May. The Kentucky-bred will have John Velazquez in the controls.

The leading domestic chance lies with dual Grade 1 heroine #11 In Italian (7-2) for trainer Chad Brown, who has endured success in this race on multiple occasions in the past. By Dubawi, the four-year-old has been ultra impressive in her last pair of front-running scores, and she figures to be especially dangerous on the stretch out in trip. The four-year-old looms as the one to catch at the top of the lane with Joel Rosario in the silks.

Filly and Mare Turf Wagers

  • 50-cent superfecta: 3, 5 with 3, 4, 5, 11 with 3, 4, 5, 11 with all ($49)
  • 50-cent superfecta: 3 with 4, 5, 11 with 4, 5, 11 with all ($27)
  • 50-cent superfecta: 3 with 4, 5, 11 with all with 4, 5, 11 ($27)