The Breeders’ Cup kicks off at Churchill downs this weekend, with star horses heading over to contest for record prize money across the two days of stunning action. The filly and mare turf is one race that has been a happy hunting ground for the travelling turf horses. It is a weight for age race for fillies and mares who are three years old and up, and is over a mile and a quarter. It is always a popular race for punters who have again been getting involved using the latest offers at jackpot-promo-code.co.uk.
The European’s have won three of the last five editions of the race which includes victories from Dank and Queen’s trust for the Sir Michael Stoute stable in 2013 and 16. Last year was a classy success for the Charlie Appleby team in Wuheida. She has now unfortunately been retired due to injury but she was a very classy daughter of Dubawi, who ended her two year old campaign as the top filly in Britain. She was also a winner on Arc weekend landing the 2016 edition of the Prix Marcel Boussac. Therefore it was no surprise when she did the business at the Breeders’ Cup travelled ominously well before putting the race to bed in a matter of strides. Will it be a similar story this weekend?
The Appleby stable look to have a similar candidate going in, in the shape of Wild Illusion. She is another daughter of the great Dubawi and the three year has really improved with her racing. This culminated with a victory recently in the Prix de l’Opera in what was a career best. She was ridden to lead around the two furlong pole before easing clear and winning impressively. This was following a comprehensive success by two lengths in the Nassau stakes at Goodwood.
Wild Illusion adds another #Arc day Group 1 victory to her win in last year's Boussac as she lands the Prix de l'Opera.
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Wild Illusion has now won four of her eight starts to date and has yet to finish out of the first four. She is a very classy filly and an exciting horse moving forward. Considering her overall profile and the fact she clearly travels well, you would have to think she rates a solid favourite to follow up in the race for the record breaking Godolphin team.