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a young female horse under the age of four

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Ouija Board, the English and Irish Oaks winner who's eligible to run in the Turf or the Filly & Mare Turf - and could be favored in the latter - is among eight Europe-based horses aiming for the grass races that foreign horses have dominated over the years.
She has had her problems - she was born with a dodgy throat and makes a bit of a noise - but she's a high-class filly with a lot of ability.
Smith, who also won the Juvenile Fillies on Stardom Bound, said of Zenyatta: "I've never seen a horse go past other horses like this filly can.
She is the best filly we have seen since Allez France.
My filly picked it up very willingly,'' said Valenzuela, who began to go after Espinoza on the far turn, ``but we just couldn't get to the winner.
Allan's buy was the Royal Academy filly Romanesque, who is out of a sister to Coolmore sire Holy Roman Emperor.
The long-shot filly Stellar won the Very Subtle Handicap over six furlongs, by a nose over Lacie Girl.
The Ladies' Classic, formerly known as the Breeders' Cup Distaff, plus the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, the Filly & Mare Sprint, the Juvenile Fillies and the new Juvenile Fillies Turf, will all take place on Friday, October 24, with the remaining nine Breeders' Cup races to be run the following day.
Winners not trained by Mandella were 40-1 Adoration, who followed Pat Valenzuela's aggressive tactics to a Distaff upset of Sightseek that started another blank Breeders' Cup day for Bobby Frankel; Six Perfections, a 3-year-old filly whose Mile victory started a three-win day for Europe-based horses; 22-1 Cajun Beat, who won the third-fastest Sprint in 20 runnings; and Islington, who won the Filly & Mare Turf by a neck a year after bad racing luck cost her the same race.
The 2006 auction was boosted by the dispersal of Roger Baines's Britton House Stud, including a 700,000gns Dalakhani filly out of Solo De Lune, who was bought by Demi O'Byrne, and it produced a record aggregate of 5,533,500gns for 183 horses sold.
A surprise dropout was Mandella-trained Dessert, not entered in the Filly & Mare Turf after bouts of muscle cramping Tuesday and Wednesday.
But just like last month in the Las Virgnes Stakes, jockey Jerry Bailey was aboard the best 3-year-old filly in Composure and the result was the same - Composure first, Elloluv second.
There were a lot of Tapits here, and I think she was the nicest filly," said McElroy.