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Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries | 2023 Distaff: Baffert, Brown, Cox Horses Compete For Division Honors
Adare Manor (Lindsay Affleck)

Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries | 2023 Distaff: Baffert, Brown, Cox Horses Compete For Division Honors

Dr. Miranda reviews the pre-entries for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Distaff from Santa Anita Park, then discusses her top win picks & long shots.

Elite horses from top trainer Bob Baffert, Chad Brown, & Brad Cox compete for the division’s highest honors in a race that could decide multiple year-end awards. Tell us YOUR thoughts in the Comments section!

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The press release:

Top female stars from the barns of Bob Baffert, Brad Cox, and Chad Brown head the list of pre-entrants for the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), to be contested at 1 1/8 miles on the main track.

Michael Lund Petersen’s 4-year-old filly Adare Manor has won five of six starts on the West Coast this year, and four of those were at Santa Anita.

Trained by Baffert, Adare Manor comes into the Distaff with a front-running tour de force in the 1 1/16-mile Zenyatta Stakes (G2) on Oct. 1, drawing off by 5 1/4 lengths.

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Breeders Cup Picks

In the East, Juddmonte’s 4-year-old Idiomatic, trained by Cox, emerged as a star in this division with four graded stakes wins, including back-to-back grade 1 scores in the Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) at Saratoga and the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (G1) at Keeneland, in which she earned an automatic berth into the Distaff.

Trainer Chad Brown has pre-entered two from Klaravich Stables, Inc.: the 3-year-old Randomized and the 5-year-old Search Results.

A daughter of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Nyquist, Randomized has won three straight races, highlighted by a four-length triumph in the Alabama Stakes presented by Keeneland Sales (G1) at Saratoga.

Search Results, sixth in last year’s Distaff, was a recent winner of the Locust Grove Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs.

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