- Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf will be competed over 1 3/16 miles at Keeneland in November
- There was a shock win for Japan in this race last year, as Loves Only You claimed victory
The Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf is often one of the most difficult races at the event to find the winner. That will be no different this year, as the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf 2022 will boast a field full of international entrants. However, you can find out more about the key race trends and leading contenders here.
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf 2022 Schedule
- When: Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 12:50 p.m ET
- Where: Keeneland, Lexington
- Grade: Grade 1
- Distance: 1 3/16 Miles
- Qualification: 3-Y-O+ Fillies & Mares
- How To Watch: NBC Sports
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf 2022 Vegas Odds
|Above The Curve||+500|
|Going To Vegas||+1400|
|Miss En Scene||+3300|
Recent Winners & Records
No trainer has enjoyed as much success in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf as Chad Brown. The U.S. trainer has landed a victory in this race on four occasions. John Velazquez is the most successful jockey with three victories. Meanwhile, only one horse has been able to win on two occasions, with Ouija Board winning in 2004 and 2006.
|2021||Loves Only You||Yoshito Yahagi||Yuga Kawada|
|2020||Audarya||James Fanshawe||Pierre-Charles Boudot|
|2019||Iridessa||Joseph O’Brien||Wayne Lordan|
|2018||Sistercharlie||Chad Brown||John Velazquez|
|2017||Wuheida||Charlie Appleby||William Buick|
|2016||Queen’s Trust||Sir Michael Stoute||Frankie Dettori|
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Trends
The Filly & Mare Turf is often one of the most interesting betting races of the weekend at the Breeders’ Cup. However, some of the key factors to examine before placing a wager on the race can be found below.
- European-bred runners have won five of the previous six editions of the race.
- No favorite has won the Filly & Mare Turf since Dank in 2013.
- British and US trainers have both recorded four wins apiece in the previous ten editions.
- All ten of the previous winners have achieved an RPR of 110+ on their previous start, and were beaten by no more than four lengths last time out.
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf 2022 Leading Contenders
- Odds: +200
- Trainer: John & Thady Gosden
- Latest RPR Figure: 117
Nashwa currently leads the betting for the John & Thady Gosden yard. The three-year-old filly will be the ride of Hollie Doyle at Keeneland, and the two have already partnered for some big victories this year. She was a very famous winner of the G1 Prix de Diane at Chantilly in June over a mile and two furlongs, before backing that up with a win on home soil in the G1 Nassau Stakes at Goodwood.
She was beaten on her previous start at Longchamp, as she was just outlasted by Place Du Carrousel in the G1 Prix de l’Opera. However, the record of favorites in this race is a massive concern.
Above The Curve
- Odds: +500
- Trainer: Joseph O’Brien
- Latest RPR Figure: 117
Joseph O’Brien’s best chance at the Breeders’ Cup this year comes in the form of American-bred Above The Curve. This three-year-old finished just behind Nashwa in the G1 Prix de l’Opera, but still managed to achieve a career-high RPR of 117. She has progressed very nicely throughout the season, and landed the G2 Blandford Stakes at Curragh in September by a neck from Insinuendo.
However, the strongest piece of form could come in the form of her win over the Prix de l’Opera winner back in May, as she beat the subsequent Grade 1 winner at Longchamp by a length in the G1 St Mark’s Basilica Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary.
- Odds: +600
- Trainer: Chad Brown
- Best Equibase Speed Figure: 116
In Italian is the leading contender of the American-trained hopefuls, as Chad Brown looks to improve his excellent record in this race. The British-bred runner was a fine winner at Keeneland in early October, as she managed to hold off the talented Regal Glory to win the G1 First Lady Stakes.
She is also proven over a distance greater than a mile, as she landed the G1 Diana Stakes over a mile and a furlong at Saratoga by a length from Technical Analysis. The weather forecast at present certainly plays more in her favor than the top two in the betting.
One To Watch
Chad Brown’s record in this race is hard to ignore, and I refuse to give up hope that there is a big performance coming from Rougir. The Irish-bred runner was a winner on her return to the track in October, as she beat Flirting Bridge by a neck in the G1 E P Taylor Stakes over a mile and two furlongs.
She was also a winner at Belmont back in May, but she has already been well beaten by In Italian, as she finished over three lengths behind her stablemate in the G1 Diana. However, her price ensures that she remains of interest in the Filly & Mare Turf.
Free Horse Racing Picks: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf 2022 Pick and Prediction
I’d be prepared to take on the top selections in the betting for this race, as there could be better value elsewhere. Aidan O’Brien is yet to register a victory in this race, but Tuesday looks like a contender that is slightly too big in the prices. She didn’t have the best trip in the G1 Prix de l’Opera and could only finish sixth, but she did excel earlier in the campaign, which included victory in the G1 Epsom Oaks from Emily Upjohn.
Saffron Beach is another that started the season really well, and the step up in trip could help her rediscover the form that she showed when beating Tenebrism to record an RPR of 120 in the G1 Prix Rothschild.