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    cormack15
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    Good news that today’s very impressive Yorkshire Oaks winner Alexandrova is likely to stay in training at 4.

    She’s second fav (7/2 ) behind Ouija Board (2/1) for the Breeders Cup Fillies and Mares Turf race. Could she be better than the Dunlop filly? Surely not!

    #75782
    aphardy
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    Hugely impressive I thought. She was well off them on the turn, and considering they hadn’t gone off very quickly, made up the ground on softish going very quickly without much effort. Although 7/2 is pretty short, I would be confident of her beating OB. Would she recieve a WFA allowance in that race?

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    clivex
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    Wouldnt underestimate the factor that OB has travelled well and is considerably more battle hardened of course. We know she can cope with the conditions and remembering that so many cannot, i think thats been built into the price

    Also, her style of racing is perhaps not ideal for a tight US track (where is it this year?) in a crowded field. Although same could be said for OB to an extent

    A is a lovely filly, but there is still the nagging feeling that she hasnt yet beaten a true group one performer

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    clivex
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    Also, her style of racing is perhaps not ideal for a tight US track (where is it this year?) in a crowded field

    refering to A there of course

    #75785
    Adrian
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    This year it is run over 11 furlongs at Churchill Downs on 4th November.

    Alexandrova was nominated to the Breeders’ Cup as a foal.  

    Ouija Board’s will have to resupplement her with the purse having gone up from $1 M to $2 M but this shouldn’t be an issue.

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