Presidential candidate Mitt Romney may have binders full of women, but trainer Chad Brown boasts what would constitute a binder full of fast fillies.
Leading the world-class list is the indomitable Awesome Feather, who is pointing to the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic. The daughter of Awesome of Course is a perfect ’10’ – undefeated in 10 starts and coming off an 11-length romp in the Nasty Storm Stakes. The Ladies’ Classic is shaping up to be the centerpiece of this year’s event with Royal Delta, My Miss Aurelia, Questing and Grace Hall.
Brown’s bevy of lawn-loving ladies is led by the classy French-bred Zagora, a Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf hopeful. The daughter of Green Tune ran a superb second to Nahrain in the Flower Bowl Invitational, and will likely meet up with that rival again at Santa Anita.
Dayatthespa is a take-charge lady who likes the lead – all the way to the finish, as she did so expertly in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland. The New York-bred daughter of City Zip, who is unbeaten in five stakes races this year, will head to the Matriarch at Hollywood Park.
Irish-bred Watsdachances is a talented, lightly-raced filly who hasn’t seen the high level of publicity as her stablemates, but is a top contender for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. She’s 3 for 4 and beat a decent field in the Miss Grillo Stakes.
Brown is hoping Flashy Gal, a daughter of Smart Strike who broke her maiden at Belmont Park in her second start, can join the cast of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.
These are just a few of Brown’s blossoming filly stars.