Dec 062018

Queen Of Manni Turf Juvenile Fillies


Saturday, December 8, 2018

Post Time: 1:30

7.5 Furlong, Firm Turf

Restricted to 2 Year Old Fillies


Thought I would grab a flight over to New Zealand to the Land of the Kiwi and catch what should be a nice field of eight fillies running in the Queen Of Manni Turf Juvenile.  The weather is expected to be good with a slight chance of rain with a high near 70 degrees, which should make for perfect weather for this field of fillies.  I have walked around the barns and spoken with some of the owners/trainers trying to get a feel for this field.  The morning line odds have been set and post positions drawn.  Let’s go take a look at how these fillies match up.



Horse/Odds                                                       Owner                                  Jockey


1.  Heraldic Symbol  7/2                                 foxon4                                  T White


This Graded Placing filly sired by Pivotal nails down the first gate.  She hit the boards in 3rd in the Grade 3, The Animale in Deauville, France back on 09/16/2018.  She faded to fall back by 4 lengths at the wire.  Her last attempt came on 11/03/2018 in the Grade 3, The Miesque in Paris where she showed a lack luster effort.  She drops down in Class today and I feel she will compete well in this field.


2.  Beckering  16/1                                           drsafbreds5                        X Saxon


The odds makers have not been kind today to this filly sired by Quasillo most likely due to two straight lack luster performances at the Stakes level.  She last ran on 10/27/2018 on the dirt in Turkey in the Taylor Made Li Dirt Juvenile where she showed up 3rd some 11 ¾ lengths back at the wire.  She will need to show a little more leg than previous outings to compete with this field.


3.  Doubt A Moon 5/2                                     dreaming                             P Chamberlin


This Redoute’s Choice filly has never found herself off the boards in her three career starts and she likes to win.  Her first two starts came on the dirt, but she switched to turf in her last outing on 11/20/2018 in Tasmania running in a $19,500 NW3L Local Allowance race where she posted her best speed of 87.  She comes in on anther fairly short rest, but picked up a fairly nice jockey to take the trip with her.  She is the 5/2 favorite in this field.


4.  Drought Ended  5/1                                   derekcarlson12                 K Thompson


She is sired by Shocking and found herself 3rd in the Barbs Demi Turf Juvenile in her last outing which came on 10/13/2018.  She held the lead throughout, but was caught late in that race.  She ran her best speed that day of 82 and could contend here in New Zealand.


5.  Indies Ready  3/1                                        punter41                             F Inzamam


Sired by Snitzel, this filly stepped into Stakes company her last time out in Spain in the Real Mean Raider Turf Juvenile.  She hit the wire 3rd in that race.  She has 4 lifetime starts and has never found herself off the boards.  She has shown she can run up front or make a late run.  Will have to see how her jockey handles her today.


6.  I Am Candy  5/1                                           oldmoonfarmslox            N Chamberlin


This filly sired by I Am Invincible ran in Graded company in her last two outings which resulted in fruitless attempts.  She is a Listed Stakes winner and put that feather in her cap back on 04/13/2018 in the Frozen Fairways Turf Juvenile in Norway.  She tends to like to close late and perhaps a little longer distance from prior outings will help her.


7.  Foundtheproblem  17/1                          deepesr                               P Rosportz


She has yet to get an Allowance win in her short career of only two lifetime starts.  This filly sired by Awtaad has never traveled longer than 4.5 furlongs.  She last ran in Virginia in a $29,200 Allowance on 10/25/2018 where she hit the wire 2nd and was 1 ¼ lengths off the lead at the wire.  She has lots to overcome here against this crowd.


8.  Knight Star  10/1                                         rockfarms                            N Jacke


This filly by Decorated Knight will make her second attempt to find the boards against stakes company.  In her last outing she ran 8 furlongs in Kansas in the Its Incidental Turf Juvenile where she finished 6th and was far back at the wire.  She is making a long trip for this race and will need to find a little more gas in the tank to find her way to the boards.



Good luck to all horses and all owners of this race.  Most importantly have fun!!!



Skippy’s Picks


1.  Heraldic Symbol:  The step down in Class should help her find the boards.


2.  Drought Ended:  Looks ready to hit the boards again after a nice last outing.


3.  Indies Ready:  She looks ready to me.  She has never been off the boards.


Tarton’s Long Shot


Knight Star at 10/1 will get a spot on my exotic wagering.  Looks like she is on the improvement if she can handle that long trip coming in from Kansas.






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