Beholder takes Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
Arcadia, CA (Sports Network) - Beholder, ridden by Garrett Gomez, outran heavy favorite Executiveprivilege down the stretch to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita Park. The 2-year-old filly ran the 1 1/16-miles in 1:43.61 on a fast track.
Trained by Richard Mandella, Beholder took the lead out of the gate and set the pace the entire way. Pressing the pace was undefeated Kauai Katie with 3-2 favorite Executiveprivilege running third.
Beholder, owned by Spendthrift Farm, began to open her advantage around the final turn as Executiveprivilege and jockey Rafael Bejarano moved into second.
The pacesetter was on the inside as the favorite came running at her down the middle of the track. Beholder was able to hold off Executiveprivilege and post a one-length victory over the Bob Baffert-trained filly.
Finishing third was Dreaming of Julia and Kauai Katie was fourth in the eight- horse field.
Beholder got $1.080,000 with the win and gave Mandella his seventh career Breeders' Cup victory. The filly has now won three of five starts for $1.2 million.
Gomez has won 13 Breeders' Cup races.
Beholder paid $9.80, $4.60 and $3.00. Executiveprivilege returned $3.40 and $2.40, and Dreaming of Julia paid $3.20 to show.
11/02 18:29:35 ET