October 16, 2010

The QE II Challenge Cup is a Melting Pot of Female Grass Class

Eight horses and not a mediocre one in the bunch. This afternoon’s Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup has drawn an all-star field of three-year-old turf fillies set to stake their claim as tops in their division. Run at nine furlongs over the Keeneland turf course, the QE II has carved out a spot as the premiere race of the excellent Fall meet at the Lexington, Kentucky track, and this year is no exception. They will be coming from the East Coast, Midwest, West Coast, Canada, and France to compete, and one thing is for sure, the winner of this race will have earned a true grade one victory. Evening Jewel, a Californian, and Check the Label, based in Maryland, are the two with the most credentials and should vie for favoritism today.
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bruce said...

Nice pick ZATT, I was on her too. You think they will bring her back in the Filly Turf?

Brian Zipse said...

Thanks, and to you as well. I have not heard an announcement yet, but I would certainly hope so. I think after yesterday, the answer will be yes.