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2010 Breeders' Cup World Championships Friday


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More Than Real wins the 2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
More Than Real wins the 2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

More Than Real wins the 2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Churchill Downs

© Terence Dulay
The first of two grass events on Friday was the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G2), for 2-year-old fillies going 1 mile on the turf. Miss Grillo Stakes winner Winter Memories was sent off as the 11-10 favorite in the field of 14 over 5-1 second choice Together, winless in three starts but finishing a neck back of the win in her last two races, the Fillies Mile and an allowance at Newmarket. 7-1 third choice Kathmanblu, winner of the Jessamine after finishing second in the P.G. Johnson, completed the top three on the board.

Dos Lunas set the early pace of 23.57, 47.58, and 1:12.38 over the firm course while being stalked by Fancy Point the whole way. Entering the stretch, 14-1 More Than Real, 5th early, passed the pacesetters to open up by 3 1/2 in mid-stretch, and easily held off late-running favorite Winter Memories by 2 lengths in 1:36.61. It was just a head back to Kathmanblu third.

Winning trainer Todd Pletcher said, "We gave her some time off after the Natalma and I think that made all the difference. We had a great trip, Garrett gave her a great ride and we got a jump on the favorite."

Jockey Garrett Gomez added, "She traveled well early. I saw (Jose) Lezcano (Winter Memories) trying to make a run on the outside, I tried to make it difficult for him without impeding and did so successfully."
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