1pt win Delight @6/1, 1pt win Xigera @20/1, 20:20 Keeneland, Friday

1m  Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Grade 1) (2yo Fillies) (Turf)  (2yo)

I’m not convinced the European raiding team is all that strong in this particular race, with Meditate a definite stamina doubt. The home team looks quite strong and it’s hard to ignore the claims of DELIGHT at 6/1. She breaks fast so I’m relaxed about whatever draw she pulls and she’s very straightforward tactically – liking to get up with the pace and staying there. Stamina is a strong suit and her sire, Mendelssohn, won the male equivalent in his 2yo season back in 2017. She just looks really good and I could see her going off a good deal shorter. However, I can’t make a strong case for her and readily dismiss the chance of XIGERA who finished a place ahead of her on their racecourse debuts. Whilst neither won that race and the winner hasn’t been seen since, Xigera is available at several times the price with only one blip on her record, which was last time out on dirt. Prior to that she bolted up in a maiden and if you put a line through the dirt run she has a hugely exciting profile. She’s definitely running in this race and looks really overpriced at 20/1.

1pt win Delight @6/1, 20:20 Keeneland, Friday
1pt win Xigera @20/1, 20:20 Keeneland, Friday

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