Breeders' Cup Analysis -- Filly & Mare

Oct. 23, 2003 at 8:39 PM

ARCADIA, Calif., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Analysis of Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf:

This arguably is the best race of the day.

Bobby Frankel sends three top grass distaffers, the 1-2 finishers from Arlington's Beverly D. are both here, the top Europeans are braving the Southern California heat and there's a good mix of speed and patience.

The standout on paper is Islington, a 4-year-old Sadler's Wells filly trained by Sir Michael Stoute. She has been butting heads

with top males in England and Ireland this summer and more than holding her own.

Frankel's trio includes Heat Haze, who won the Beverly D.; Tates Creek, who won the Yellow Ribbon here a month ago at the same distance; and Megahertz.

There is a small herd of European 3-year-olds, including the 1-2 finishers in last month's Prix Vermeille at Longchamp -- Mezzo Soprana and Yesterday.

Picks: Islington, Tates Creek, Heat Haze.

Longshot: Dimitrova, because she's getting better.

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